Qatar Airways has confirmed it will start direct flights between Malta and Doha.
The new service will launch on June 4.
The airline said it planned to operate daily flights throughout the summer, with four flights a week in the winter months.
The new route from Malta International Airport will be served by an A320 aircraft.
Mate Hoffmann from Qatar Airways told 89.7 Bay: ‘We are very much looking forward to the launch of the direct services from Malta, one of Europe’s architectural gems and a key new addition to our European network.
‘The new route will provide both business and leisure passengers travelling from Malta access to Qatar Airways’ extensive global route network.
‘The new Malta service will open up new connectivity options for Qatar Airways’ customers to destinations across Africa, Asia and Australia.’
Qatar Airways operates more than 250 aircraft to more than 160 destinations worldwide.