COVID-19: Air Malta Revises its Lifeline Schedule

Air Malta revised its ‘Lifeline’ schedule announced last week due to further travel restrictions imposed by various European states. This limited schedule was planned following the ban on scheduled commercial flights as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Air Malta will now be operating flights to London Heathrow, Frankfurt and Amsterdam. These airports are proving […]

Malta to London flights axed as Storm Ciara batters UK

Flights between Malta and the UK have been disrupted after Britain’s biggest storm in seven years swept across much of Scotland, England and Wales. Storm Ciara battered Britain with rivers bursting their banks, and gale force winds tearing down trees, cranes and a windmill. Eight Air Malta flights to London were cancelled because of the […]

Malta Airport to double in size in €100million project

Malta’s airport will double in size in a massive €100 million expansion programme. Bosses promised that the project, which is expected to begin this year, will create a ‘five-star’ terminal ‘that the Maltese Islands can be proud of’. It will include 25 more check-in desks, four new security lanes and 15 more gates in the departure […]

Malta’s airport prepares for its busiest ever Christmas

Malta’s airport is preparing for its busiest ever Christmas season. More than 160,000 passengers are expected to pass through its gates between Sunday 22 December and New Year’s Eve. While the terminal in Gudja will be bustling with activity during the Christmas holidays, the busiest day is expected to fall on Saturday 28 December. A […]

Four brand new winter routes take off from Malta Airport

Malta International Airport has launched its winter flight schedule. It includes four brand new routes as well as several route extensions from summer. Three of the four new Ryanair services – from Paphos in Cyprus, Trieste in Italy and Santiago de Compostela in Spain – landed in Malta for the first time this week. The […]

Malta Air announces six awesome new routes

Six new summer routes connecting Malta to Trapani, Nis, Paphos, Brindisi, Santiago de Compostela and Trieste have been announced by Malta Air. The low cost airline, which is a subsidiary of Ryanair, said it will operate a total of 66 routes across Europe next summer. It pledged to deliver at least 3.1 million customers next […]

Air Malta offers to help stranded Thomas Cook tourists

Air Malta has offered to help holidaymakers left stranded in Malta following the collapse of Thomas Cook. The island’s national airline said it had created a special ‘rescue fare’ for then travel giant’s customers. A spokesman said: ‘Air Malta has issued a rescue fare of €50 available on its flights to Amsterdam, Brussels, Birmingham, Heathrow, […]

Want to see the Pyramids? Air Malta starts flights to Cairo

When you hear the word Cairo, you probably think of the ancient Pyramids and the Sphinx. And now exploring Egypt’s breathtaking attractions from Malta just got easier. Air Malta is broadening its horizons, with the launch of a new twice-weekly service to Cairo. The airline will operate flights from Luqa every Thursday and Sunday from […]

More tourists visit Malta – and they’re staying longer

There’s more good news for the Maltese economy. The number of holidaymakers visiting Malta continues to rise – and they’re spending longer on the island too. New figures show the number of tourist arrivals in March went up by 3.5% to reach 172,971 when compared to the same month in 2018. The National Statistics Office […]

Malta’s airport wins top customer service award

Malta’s airport has won a top international award for customer service. Malta beat 35 rivals across Europe to win the title at the annual Airport Service Quality Awards. The aim of the awards is to recognise airports that go the extra mile to provide passengers with excellent service and outstanding terminal facilities. Malta International Airport […]

Gozo to Malta helicopter service set to resume ‘soon’

The Gozo to Malta helicopter service is to make a comeback. Flights between the two islands will resume ‘soon’, according to Malta’s tourism minister Konrad Mizzi. Speaking during a visit to the mothballed Gozo Heliport in Xewkija, he said: ‘This is an important service to Gozitans going abroad but also for tourists coming to Malta’. […]

Police ask plane spotters to help spot drones at Heathrow

Police have appealed to plane spotters to help keep watch of the skies over Britain’s busiest airport after drones grounded flights. The Met is seeking applicants for an unpaid scheme which issues plane spotters at Heathrow Airport with an identity card, allowing them to be easily identified by authorities when they are in the vicinity […]

Heathrow Airport runway reopens after drone sighting

Flights have resumed at London’s Heathrow Airport after it grounded arrivals and departures following reports of a drone sighting. Europe’s busiest airport said it was working with police to ‘prevent any threat to operational safety’. Planes finally started to take off again at 6.30pm, but it was unclear how many flights would be delayed in […]

Passenger numbers soar to record high at Malta’s airport

There’s more good news for Malta’s tourism industry. Malta Airport has confirmed passenger numbers have soared to a record high this year. As it gears-up for the busy Christmas holiday season, the Luqa terminal is busier than ever before in its 60-year history. The airport revealed it surpassed the six million mark on November 4, […]