Qatar Airways to start daily Malta to Doha flights

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 […]

Thousands of passengers stranded as Wow Air stops flying

Wow Air has stopped flying, leaving thousands of passengers stranded. The Icelandic airline said it had cancelled the day’s flights while completing a deal with a group of investors over raising new funds. But it later announced it had ‘ceased operation’ with all future flights cancelled. The carrier connected Europe and North America via Reykjavik, […]

Flight to Dusseldorf lands in Edinburgh after mix-up

British Airways passengers have told of their astonishment after boarding a plane to Germany – that ended up in Scotland. The flight set off from London City Airport at 7.47am on Monday and was supposed to land in Dusseldorf. But the pilot on the service was given a flight plan that directed him to Edinburgh, […]

Record-breaking young pilot offered EasyJet job

A teenage girl believed to be Europe’s youngest female solo pilot is to be mentored by EasyJet. Ellie Carter made headlines in January when she flew a light aircraft alone just three days after her 16th birthday. She will be mentored by a female captain at EasyJet as part of the airline’s efforts to attract […]

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 […]

More than 1,500 tortoises found in luggage at airport

A collection of 1,529 live tortoises and terrapins has been rescued from a smuggler’s luggage in the Philippines. The exotic species were spread across four bags owned by one passenger travelling from Hong Kong. The species included star, redfoot and sulcata tortoises as well as red-eared terrapins and were worth around €76,500 on the illegal wildlife […]

Woman jailed in Egypt for carrying painkillers is freed

A British woman jailed in Egypt after painkillers were discovered in her luggage has been released from prison. Laura Plummer, 34, from Hull, was sentenced to three years behind bars in 2017 for taking 290 Tramadol tablets into the country. The shop worker has been pardoned and freed from jail, according to The Sun. Ms Plummer […]

Amazing footage shows life in Malta 40 years ago

This rare newsreel footage shows how Malta looked 40 years ago. The 6-minute video features the official opening of the new runway at Luqa Airport in 1977 by President Anton Buttigieg and Archbishop Sir Michael Gonzi. The clip, shared by British Movietone News, gives the audience a fascinating insight into an important development for Malta’s […]

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 […]

Wayne Rooney blames his arrest on sleeping tablets

Wayne Rooney has blamed his arrest for being drunk and disorderly on sleeping pills. The former Manchester United star was arrested in the US accused of public intoxication and swearing charges. The 33-year-old football ace, who now plays for American team DC United, was taken into custody on December 16 in Virginia, officials said. Rooney […]

Another earthquake recorded right on Malta’s doorstep

Europe’s highest and most active volcano has erupted again, right on Malta’s doorstep. An 4.8-magnitude earthquake hit Sicily around Mount Etna, injuring at least two people. Some buildings were reportedly damaged in what was the latest in dozens of tremors since Etna erupted on Monday. Volcanic ash had earlier covered nearby villages, and flights to […]

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, […]

Ryanair Black Friday sale sees Malta flights for €5

Ryanair has announced a huge Black Friday sale meaning you can now get flights from Malta for as little as €5. The budget airline, which is the biggest operator at Malta’s airport, is offering fares to the likes of Valencia in Spain and Baden-Baden in Germany for under a fiver. To celebrate Black Friday, they are […]

More tourists than ever visit Malta this summer

Malta has smashed another tourism record. This summer was the busiest ever, according to passenger figures released by Malta’s airport. It said tourist numbers soared by more than 12 percent over the summer months. Bosses revealed they hope to welcome a record 6.8 million passengers to the Gudja terminal by the end of the year. Airport […]

Ryanair announces a mega seat sale on Malta flights

We’ve got some great news if you’ve been thinking about booking a quick holiday. Ryanair has announced a massive sale on flights from Malta with prices starting from just €5.86 one way. The sale includes 20% off on one million seats – including trips to several European capitals and awesome holiday destinations. The routes from […]

Ryanair announce 10 exciting new routes from Malta

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 […]