The cheapest times to fly from KOA to MLA are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • September 10th to October 7th (except the week of September 24th)
  • October 22nd to December 9th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from KOA to MLA is mid January. Prices can be as high as $4083 for Friday flights during late July, or as low as $1354 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Malta

Flying from Kona, HI (KOA) to Malta (MLA) will usually cost between $1419 to $2384 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $1434. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $2393. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $959 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1908 can be considered a good price for a round-trip KOA to MLA flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the KOA to MLA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

KOA to MLA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the KOA to MLA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Kailua-Kona. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MLA, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into KOA. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Malta, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Kailua-Kona. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $322 (14%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1744. Return trip prices are from the MLA to KOA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from KOA to MLA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 22 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from KOA to MLA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) in Catania

  • 116 miles (187 km) away from MLA
  • Usually 3.83% less expensive than MLA
  • 2-layover flights available

See KOA to CTA flights


Flight Hacking KOA to MLA

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from KOA to MLA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Billund (KOA > BLL > MLA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1233
  • Average savings: $675 (35.39%)

See KOA to BLL flights

Hack #2: Boston, MA (KOA > BOS > MLA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1270
  • Average savings: $638 (33.42%)

See KOA to BOS flights

Hack #3: Los Angeles, CA (KOA > LAX > MLA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1304
  • Average savings: $604 (31.64%)

See KOA to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from KOA to MLA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Air Malta, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Bahamasair, British Airways, COPA, Delta, KLM, Lufthansa, Southwest, SWISS, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Luqa International Airport to Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8545 miles or 13752 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from KOA to MLA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop KOA to MLA flight is about 16 hour 22 minutes.

How many flights go between Kona, HI and Malta?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from KOA to MLA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code KOA
Origination airport name Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport
City Kona, HI
Country the United States
Latitude 19.7
Longitude -156

Return Airport

Destination code MLA
Destination airport name Luqa International Airport
City Malta
Country Malta
Latitude 35.8
Longitude 14.5


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