There are no Malta flights from the United States that fly direct to this Mediterranean island nation. You can, however connect with direct flights to Valletta from a number of countries in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. London, Rome, Frankfurt, and Vienna are the most popular connecting gateways for transatlantic travel originating in the United States or Canada.
Flights to Valletta—the country's UNESCO World Heritage capital city—fly into Malta International Airport. This is actually the only airport in the country. It is located on Malta Island, largest island in the archipelago, and is only a couple miles from Valletta. The only Malta flights to the other two islands are by seaplanes that are based in Grand Harbour and chartered helicopters. Otherwise, you can only reach these two islands (Gozo and Comino) by boat. There are regularly scheduled ferries as well as numerous private boats of all sorts that do cruises to these other two islands.
This is a very popular destination for tourists from the United Kingdom, who have been enjoying holidays here since colonial times. The largest number of cheap flights to Malta is from cities in Great Britain, and there are a couple British discount and charter airlines that fly this route only during the summer peak season months. Malta is also quite popular with tourists from Northern and Eastern Europe. The flights to Valletta from these countries are almost all on this region's regularly scheduled national airlines, but some of them also operate only during the summer.
The best cheap flights to Malta will be on the discount or charter airlines, especially if you plan to travel during the summer when the weather is the most pleasant. Your airfare to Malta will be reduced if you're planning to visit from November to April. While this isn't the best time for the beaches and swimming, it is the preferred time of year for certain types of scuba diving (to look for the larger pelagic fish such as tuna and swordfish) as well as for hiking.
Cheap flights to Malta are also available by booking vacation packages that often include your international travel, airport transfers, accommodation in hotels, some meals, and possible other features. If you do your research carefully, you might even find that the cost of the entire vacation package is less expensive than buying a regular round-trip coach ticket. This is a good option if you are staying with friends once you arrive or do not intend on using all the included features of the package. Do be aware that you will receive no refunds for unused features of vacation packages. Several airlines, including Malta's national airline, also offer reduced airfare along with packages that include hotels and rental cars for transportation.
Once you have arrived in the country, you will find that some of the most rewarding Malta flights are sightseeing tours. Seaplanes that operate these kinds of aerial excursions take off from Valletta's Grand Harbour, one of the largest and most beautiful natural harbors in Europe, and flying along the dramatic coastlines of these lovely small islands is a thrilling experience.