Malta International Airport ( IATA: MLA, ICAO: LMML) is the only airport in Malta and it serves the whole of the Maltese Islands. It is located on island of Malta, southwest of the Maltese capital Valletta in the town of Gudja, and occupies the location of the former RAF Luqa. In 1920's the civil airfield was constructed at Luqa. During the WWII, RAF Luqa was a very important base for British Commonwealth. In 31 March 1958, the passenger air terminal was inaugurated, and the new airport has a single passenger terminal which became fully operational on 25 March 1992. The airport hosts several maintenance facilities including those operated by Lufthansa Technik and SR Technics. The airport serves as the main hub for Air Malta and Medavia besides being a base for Ryanair. It is also home to the Area Control Center and hosted the annual Malta Airshow until 2017.