Air Malta – Animals on board

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Pink and white plane

Air Malta is a Malta airline.


Animals are accepted in the cabin by Air Malta.

Orange valise

Animals are accepted in the hold by Air Malta.

Make your check-in

Passengers travelling with an animal in the hold must check-in at least 3 hours before the flight departs, with all necessary documentation.

Booking (animal):

  • Booking must be made up to 5 working days before departure for a trip in the hold


  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States
  • France
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Libya
  • Malta
  • Norway
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Czech Republic
  • Romania
  • United Kingdom
  • Russia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey

Service animals

  • Free transport
  • Available service: Guide Dogs, Dogs for the Hearing Impaired, Service Dogs
  • The animal must be trained and approved by an organisation that meets the criteria of the International Federation of Guide Dogs or the Association Assistance Dogs International
  • The animal is identified via a harness (or other) with a service dog logo
  • The animal must be clean, not smell bad
  • The animal is obedient, it behaves correctly
  • Passenger must:
    • Notify the company by call 48 hours before departure
    • Notify the airline by call 7 days before departure for a flight to/from the UK
    • Have a prescription by DEFRA for a trip to the UK
    • Inform the Malta Veterinary Office for a trip to/from Malta
    • Hold an absorbent mat
    • Hold the necessary documents for transport: transit, export, import, identity document, medical certificate
    • In the event of a fine, loss or problem resolved by Air Malta; The passenger will have to reimburse the airline
  • The company reserves the right to refuse the animal to comply with the various safety regulations of laws, in which case, the company will take care of a solution (transport in the hold, re-track, refund …)
  • In case of bad behaviour: The company may request that the animal be wearing a muzzle, or move to the hold, or that transport be refused

Health conditions

  • Minimum age: 15 Weeks
  • A consultation by a licensed veterinarian is carried out up to 3 days before departure. This consultation confirms the fitness to travel, good health in an appropriate section of the passport

Animals in Air Malta cabin

General terms and Conditions

  • Number of animals: 2 of the same species (same container)
  • Pets accepted: Dogs, Cats
  • Specific Conditions: Don’t be a minor
  • Maximum weight: 10 KILOS (INCLUDING CONTAINER)
  • Unserved destinations: Malta to the UK; United Kingdom: valid only outside the country
40CM X 34CM x 20CMNoIt is big enough for the animal, allows it to stand, lie down, turn comfortably. It has good ventilation, and is resistant.
It holds a waterproof bottom.
It does not allow the animal to have a part of it outside the container.
It is designed for transport

The trip

Yellow animal container

Container location

The animal should not be placed on the lap or in a passenger seat.

Blue airplane seat

Passenger location

Passengers should not sit in the seats next to an upper wing, the main exit (row 1) and restricted seats, in addition, they must be on a window side seat. In case of business class travel, and in a single available row (row 1), the passenger and the animal will be moved to economy class, a partial refund will be made.

The fare

The rates below are shown by animal and segment.

€70. The ticket is not refundable.

Animals in the hold of Air Malta

General terms and Conditions

  • Number of animals: 2 per reservation of the same species in the same container. Applied seed-eating birds: 4 birds per reservation
  • Accepted Animals: Dogs, Cats, Ferrets, Birds, Rabbits, Hares
  • Maximum weight: 32 KILOS (INCLUDING CONTAINER)
  • Unserved destinations: United Kingdom
Maximum height: 100CM
Maximum Volume Weight: 60 KILOS

The fare

The rates below are shown by animal and segment.

1-10 KILOS11-20 KILOS21-32 KILOS

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