Air Malta Flight Delay Compensation
If your Air Malta flight delays for more than 3 hours, or was cancelled without prior notice, you may be eligible for compensation up to 600€ based on EU 261 rule.
Enter your flight details and check how much you can claim:
About Air Malta
Air Malta was founded in 1973 in Malta and it is also Malta’s flag carrier airline. Its headquarters are located in Luqa in Malta. Its principal hub is based at the Malta International Airport. The roots of Air Malta go back to the late 1940s when the first airline companies were set up in Malta. Air Malta also has the distinction of losing the least amount of baggage as per the Association of European Airlines. There has been some controversy regarding name change to Malta from Air Malta, but the company has denied it.
If you have any doubts to make your claim or using our Flight Delay Compensation Calculator you can see our video illustrated on “How to Claim Compensation from Airlines?”
This video will demonstrate you on: How To Claim Compensation for Delayed or Cancelled Flights.
Alliances and Subsidiaries
Air Malta is sometimes referred to as a de facto alliance member of the Star Alliance, although no formal announcement has been made in this regard. In the past, some of Air Malta subsidiaries have been sold off to other companies due to losses suffered by Air Malta.
Air Malta has a code-share agreement with many airlines including Aeroflot, Air France, Austrian, Emirates and Lufthansa.
Air Malta flies predominantly to European destinations. Major destinations include UK, France, Germany, Romania, Russia, Tunisia, Israel, Malta, Algiers. Air Malta has announced 30 more destinations for 2016.
EC Regulation 261/2004
EC Regulation 261/2004 (dated 17 February 2005) applies to passengers departing from an EU airport, or from a non-EU airport with an EU airline to an EU destination.
Passengers must note that compensation for flight delay is subject to certain conditions and exceptions. There will be no compensation for a delay/cancellation caused by extraordinary circumstances, under which such delay/cancellation becomes unavoidable. Examples of such situations include bad weather or security concerns such as fear of a terror attack. In such situations, passengers will not be given any compensation.
Nevertheless, if there is a delay of more than 4 hours for a flight of 3500 kms or more; delay of 3 hours or more in intra-community flight of 1500 kms or more; and delay of 2 hours in case of flight of 1500 kms or less, the passenger is entitled to compensation under EU norms as set by the Regulation. This entitlement is when the delay is not caused by extraordinary circumstances. If the delay is more than 5 hours, the passenger is entitled to cancel his reservation and claim compensation.
The thumb of the rule for both delayed flights and cancelled flights are as follows:
- Flights of 1500 kms or less: compensation amount is 250 euros.
- Flights of 1500 kms to 3500 kms: compensation amount is 400 euros.
- Flights of more than 3500 kms: compensation amount is 600 euros.
Thanks to the regulation, passengers need not worry as flight delay or cancellation compensation claim norms are in place. If you want to travel by any airlines, you may be rest assured in case of flight delays or gets cancelled; your interests will be protected. In case passengers are not able to claim compensation from the airlines, we can help the air passengers to get their money owed by the airlines. Our free flight delay compensation calculator can be used to calculate the amount you can claim from the airlines by providing some information about your flights, i.e., flight number, date and reason for flight gets delayed or cancelled. You may need to enter further details about yourself & co-passengers for whom you would like to claim compensation from the airlines.
Dr. Mirko C. Ulbrich