Luqa is a town located in the Southern Region of Malta. It is 4.3 km from the capital of Malta Valletta, near the Malta International Airport. The population of Luqa is 6000. There is a church in its main square dedicated to St. Andrew. The traditional feast of St. Andrew is celebrated on the first Sunday of July.
During the early 20th century Luqa took prominence because of the airport. The Royal Air Force established RAF Station there and on 31 March 1979 it was transferred to the Maltese Government to be transformed into a civilian airport.
Many lives were lost during the Second World War in Luqa, and many buildings destroyed due to heavy bombardment.
The patron Saint of Luqa is St. Andrew and local two-storey high niche dedicated to him is found here.