Ryanair has revealed new routes and more flights from Malta from next summer.
The increased schedule will mean the budget airline will fly to 10 new European destinations from Malta, including two in the UK.
Ryanair’s chief commercial officer David O’Brien told 89.7 Bay: ‘This is quite something when you consider that with these new additions, Malta will have more European connections than Heathrow.’
He said Ryanair carried more than three million passengers to and from Malta last year and hopes to increase that figure by around 15 per cent in 2019.
The new routes announced on Tuesday include Malta to:
- Cardiff in Wales
- Cork in Ireland
- Exeter in England
- Lamezia in Italy
- Maastricht in the Netherlands
- Nantes in France
- Oslo Torp in Norway
- Perugia in Italy
- Thessaloniki in Greece
The new flights will launch in summer 2019.
Malta’s tourism minister Konrad Mizzi said the announcement was ‘very positive’ for the Maltese Islands.
He added: ‘Malta is now more than just a summer holiday destination.
‘Tourism is being spread throughout the year, much more than ever before.’
Ryanair will be #investing a further €100M to base another aircraft in Malta, its 6th #aircraft to date and expands its network by 10 new routes. This announcement demonstrates Ryanair’s continued commitment to #Malta.
— Konrad Mizzi (@KonradMizzi) September 11, 2018
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