Record number of tourists visiting Malta and Gozo

A record number of holidaymakers visited the Maltese Islands in 2019, according to new figures. More than 2.8 million tourists came to Malta last year, an increase of nearly 6 percent on 2018. The figures were published by the Office for National Statistics in Valletta on Wednesday. It said total nights spent by tourists went […]

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 celebrates another huge rise in tourist numbers

There’s been another rise in the number of holidaymakers coming to Malta. New figures show tourist arrivals in November numbered 191,698 – an impressive increase of 8.3 per cent when compared to the same month in 2018. The National Statistics Office in Valletta said 40 per cent of tourists to Malta were aged between 25 […]

Malta has one of the world’s most powerful passports

The Maltese passport has been named one of the most powerful in the world. A new survey puts Malta in joint ninth place in a new list of the world’s travel-friendly passports. Japan has the most powerful passport in the world, according to the index. The country scored the number one position in the rankings […]

Major roadworks begin from Mriehel to Ta’ Qali

Roadworks have started on the main road connecting Mriehel, Birkirkara, Balzan, Attard and Ta’ Qali. The €55 million upgrade will slash congestion, reduce pollution and increase safety, according to bosses at Malta’s roads agency. Infrastructure Malta posted on Facebook: ‘Today, we are starting Central Link Project, a €55 million upgrade of the arterial road corridor […]

5 awesome flights from Malta for less than €25

Christmas is done, you’ve got a New Year hangover and it’s the most miserable time of the year. The dark nights and taking down the festive decorations can lead to some pretty depressing days in Malta. However, if you haven’t blown all your Christmas money on the sales, we might have the answer on how to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Winter gets off to a flying start at Malta’s airport

Winter has got off to a flying start at Malta Airport with another big increase in passenger numbers. New figures show passenger movements in November soared by 8.7 per cent compared to the same month last year. Airport bosses said last month saw 493,201 passenger movements as well as an 8.5 per cent rise in […]

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 […]

Air Malta promises more flights to London this winter

If you love going Christmas shopping on Oxford Street, there’s good news! Air Malta has promised to operate more flights than ever to London this winter. The airline said eight services would fly between Malta and Heathrow or Gatwick every day as part of its new winter schedule. Air Malta said it hoped to increase […]

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, […]

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 pilots vote for strike action in row over pay

Pilots at Ryanair are to stage a series of strikes after voting in favour of industrial action in a dispute over pay and conditions. Members of the British Airline Pilots Association voted by four to one to back a campaign of action on a 72% turnout. Strikes will be held from 00.01am on August 22 until 11.59pm […]

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 […]