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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 stunning views of Malta from the window seat

This is what you could be missing out on if you pick the aisle seat on your next Malta flight. Airline passengers have been sharing stunning aerial shots of the Maltese Islands from their window seats. The images show Malta, Gozo and Comino peeping through the clouds, with some truly breathtaking sights surfacing on Facebook […]

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 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 […]

Malta’s airport breaks another passenger record

Malta’s airport welcomed a record 3.2 million passengers in the first half of 2019, according to new figures. Bosses announced the results on Tuesday, which reveal an increase in passenger traffic of nearly 6 per cent compared to the same time last year. Airport chief executive Alan Borg said he expected to welcome around 7.2 […]

Revealed: The worst UK airports for flight delays

London Stansted Airport has been named the worst for flight delays in the UK. New figures from the Civil Aviation Authority show departures from the Essex airport were 25 minutes late on average last year. Both Ryanair and Jet2 Holidays fly regular services between Stansted and Malta. London Stansted is the fourth busiest airport in […]

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 […]

Malta on course for record tourism year

It looks like 2019 will be another record year for tourism in Malta and Gozo. New figures show passenger numbers at Malta’s airport soared to a new high in April as thousands of families from Britain, France, Italy and Germany headed to the Maltese Islands for Easter. A total of 653,100 people passed through the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]