Malta Airport welcomes 7,000,000th passenger in 2019

Malta’s airport has welcomed its seven millionth passenger for the year. Antonia Kudatov from Australia arrived for her very first holiday in Malta on KM 613 from Rome. She was accompanied by Jayden Vella and was given a special welcome and presented with a souvenir to mark the occasion on Thursday. Malta International Airport chief […]

Peter the dog sniffs out illegal cash at Malta’s airport

Customs officials have seized more than €233,000 in undeclared cash at Malta’s airport. Officers discovered nearly €5,000 being carried by a passenger in the departures lounge on Tuesday. His suitcases were offloaded from a plane and an additional €10,000 were found hidden in various clothing items in the luggage. €10,000 were returned to the passenger […]

Malta Airport passenger numbers soar to a record high

A record-breaking number of passengers have hustled through Malta’s airport this summer. New figures show the Gudja terminal welcomed more than 6.3 million passengers between January and October, an increase of nearly 7 per cent compared to the same time last year. Airport bosses said they expect to end 2019 by reaching a new milestone […]

Malta welcomes first flight from Serbian city of Nis

Malta Airport has welcomed the first flight from Nis, marking the launch of the second direct connection between Malta and Serbia. Flights to Serbia’s third-largest city will be operated by Ryanair every Monday and Friday throughout the winter season. Being one of the oldest cities in Europe, Nis has a lot to offer to history […]

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 […]

More new jobs for Malta as Lufthansa Technik expands

Europe’s biggest aircraft maintenance firm is to expand its operations in Malta, creating up to 100 new jobs. Lufthansa Technik plans to invest €25 million in additional facilities at Hal Farrug in Luqa. Malta’s economy minister Chris Cardona took to social media to reveal the good news. He tweeted: ‘Proud to announce that Lufthansa Technik […]

Malta’s airport enjoys its busiest July ever

Malta’s airport has celebrated a record-breaking July. Almost 800,000 passengers took off or landed at Luqa last month, that’s up nearly 6 per cent on the same time last year. On average around 25,700 people – the equivalent of the population of Malta’s largest town, St Paul’s Bay – used the airport on a daily […]

Ryanair warns as many as 900 jobs are at risk

Hundreds of jobs at Ryanair are under threat within weeks, the airline’s boss has warned staff. In a video message, Michael O’Leary said the job cuts among pilots and cabin crew would be announced before the end of August. It’s unclear how many staff in Malta will be affected by the decision. It’s been reported […]

Ryanair profits plummet 21% despite low fares push

It operates more flights from Malta’s airport than any other airline. But it seems it’s been a tough few months for Ryanair. The budget carrier has reported a 21 per cent fall in profits to €242 million in the first quarter of this financial year. Bosses blamed lower fares and higher costs for fuel and […]

The best airline in the world for 2019 is crowned

Singapore Airlines is no longer the best airline in the world. Last year’s winner has been knocked off the top spot by Qatar Airways, which has been crowned the World’s Best Airline for 2019. It’s is the fifth time Qatar Airways has won the Best Airline prize at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards. It also took […]

Malta’s airport prepares for its busiest day ever

Malta’s airport is preparing for its busiest day ever. This Sunday is expect to smash all records with an estimated 28,000 passengers arriving or departing from the terminal in Gudja. Airport bosses said around 180 take-offs and landings were scheduled to take place within the 24 hour period. A spokeswoman for Malta Airport told 89.7 […]

Qatar Airways to start flying direct to Malta

Qatar Airways is to launch direct flights to and from Malta. The award-winning airline said services would start in the first quarter of 2019. It has also agreed to train 20 cadet pilots in Malta, following talks with Maltese tourism minister Konrad Mizzi. The cadets will build up their hours flying Airbus A320s with experienced […]

Malta’s airport is getting a huge €100m revamp

Malta International Airport is getting a huge revamp in a project that could create thousands of new jobs. The area around the Gudja terminal is set for a massive €100 million transformation after being given the go-ahead by planning chiefs. The ambitious plans include a new shopping centre, new leisure facilities, a new business hotel and […]

Malta’s airport set for record breaking Christmas

Malta’s airport is preparing for its busiest Christmas ever. The terminal in Gudja is expected to welcome to around 123,000 passengers this festive season – an increase of around 9,000 on last Christmas. As many as 14,000 passengers a day will pass through the airport between December 23 and 30. More airlines are flying to […]