Check your compensation eligibility.
Has your flight with Air Malta been delayed or cancelled? If your answer is “yes” - you might be entitled to compensation. EU Regulation 261/2004 establishes the rights of air passengers in cases of flight disruptions, providing the possibility of up to €600 reimbursement.
SkyRefund can guide you through the process and save you from the stress of claiming yourself. Our legal experts have vast experience with air passengers’ rights and are ready to help you get what is rightfully yours.
Checking compensation eligibility is completely free - just fill in your flight details (date and flight number) in our website. If all the criteria for a flight delay or cancellation compensation are met , we will arrange all further actions for you. SkyRefund works according to a “No Win, No Fee” principle - we require a 25% fee only with a successful claim.
Flight delay or cancellation - how much compensation are you entitled to?
Your Air Malta compensation depends on the distance of your flight. The amount established by EU Regulation 261/2004 is €250 for flights under 1,500km. A distance between 1,500 and 3,500 km will result in a compensation of €400. If you had a long haul flight with Air Malta (over 3,500 km) that was subject to delay, you could claim €600.
|€ 250||€ 400||€ 600|
|Less than 1500 km||Between 1500 & 3500 km||More than 3500 km|
When are you entitled to compensation?
According to EU 261/2004, if your flight has been delayed or cancelled, it should meet one of two conditions:
- Your point of departure was an EU airport, and the flight was operated by either EU or Non-EU Airline
- Your point of departure was a non-EU airport but the final destination was Europe - applies only if the flight was operated by EU Airline
Air Malta Flight Delay
Flight disruptions with Air Malta are established by EU 261/2004. The regulation sets strict requirements regarding the duration of the flight, the distance covered and the circumstances leading to the delay. Two conditions should be met in order to be entitled to flight delay compensation:
- You reached your final destination at least three hours beyond the scheduled time - the compensation can only be claimed after your land.
- The delay was not caused by extraordinary circumstances - meaning the flight hasn’t been delayed because of bad weather conditions, bird strikes, security risks, control tower traffic restrictions, medical emergencies
The amount of compensation for the delayed flight depends on the distance of your flight.
Air Malta Cancelled Flight
Cancelled flights are not that common, but they happen. Air Malta must notify you in advance and offer re-routing. Additionally, If the company fails to inform you 14 days or more in advance, you could be entitled to flight cancellation compensation.
You are eligible:
If you received the notification 7 to 13 days before your departure and the alternate flight reached your final destination 4 or more hours beyond schedule
If Avianca informed you 7 days or less before departure and your replacement flight arrived at your final destination more than 2 hours late.
Again, the amount of your reimbursement depends on the distance your cancelled flight covered.
|Notice Given||Arrival at Final Destination|
|14 Days or More||No compensation|
|7-13 Days||Your alternate flight arrived at your final destination more than 4 hours late.|
|Less than 7 Days||
Your replacement flight arrived at your final destination more than 2 hours late.
Additional information about Air Malta Flight Cancellations
- two hours, for all flights of 1500 km or less
- three hours, for all EU flights over 1500 km and for all other flights between 1500 and 3500 km
- two hours, for all flights of 1500 km or less
As you can see, dealing with all the details can be tedious. You can find more information regarding cancelled flights in this article. Don’t worry if you already feel lost in all the legal information, use our quick and intuitive compensation calculator to check your eligibility.
Air Malta Denied Boarding
Denied boarding normally happens when the company sells more seats than the ones available on the plane in order to secure a full flight. The air carrier will then try to find volunteers willing to give up their place on the plane for other benefits or re-routing. It is important to remember though, that if you agree to a rerouting or other type of reimbursement, you lose your right to compensation.
As with flight delays and cancellations the amount of denied boarding compensation would depend on the length of your journey and could reach up to €600 for trips over 3,500km.
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About Air Malta
Air Malta is the flag carrier of Malta. The company's hub and headquarters are based at Malta International Airport in Luqa. The airline was formed by merging The Malta Insone Airline and Malta Airlines. In 2017 the company underwent major reconstruction. Later Air Malta opened new routes and announced a small profit next year of 2018.
The airline codeshares flights with a number of major airlines - Air France, Austrian Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa and many more.
Air Malta flies to 39 destinations in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. It operates with a fleet of 10 aircraft manufactured by Airbus.
Air Malta Rankings
Air Malta holds a 5/10 rating on Skytrax where more than 100 passengers have reviewed their experience with the airline. The score reflects the overall flight experience and the value for the money that passengers get.