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 enjoys nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine in 2019

Malta was hotter and drier than average in 2019, according to weather experts. The Met Office in Luqa said there was no shortage of sunshine last year with the sun making an appearance for a 2,992 hours. The year started with a wetter-than-average January, which produced 99.8 mm of much-needed rain. February saw the year’s […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

€200,000 cocaine haul seized at Malta’s airport

A €200,000 cocaine haul has been seized in one of the biggest ever drugs seizures at Malta’s airport. Customs officers found 2kg of the Class A drug during a luggage search on Wednesday evening. A man was stopped by officials after flying in from Brussels at around 11pm. A spokesman for the customs department said: […]

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 […]

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 International Airshow will return next year

The Malta International Airshow will make a roaring return next year. Malta’s tourism minister confirmed the news on social media. Konrad Mizzi said the event would take place on September 26 and 27 following discussions with the Malta Aviation Society and airport bosses. The last air show took place in 2017 but last year’s event […]

Are we set for stormy weather in Malta this weekend?

We hate to break it to you but it looks like it’s going to be cloudy and wet this weekend in Malta and Gozo. Weather experts at the Met Office in Luqa reckon we’re in for a ‘miserable’ weekend with a chance of showers on Saturday and more rain on Sunday. Temperatures will also be […]

Malta’s airport experiences its busiest September ever

Malta Airport has enjoyed a record breaking September. More than 762,360 people passed through the terminal in Gudja last month, an increase of 7.8 per cent over the same time last year. An airport spokeswoman said: ‘September was off to a busy start at Malta International Airport, registering just over 28,800 passenger movements on the […]

Malta International Airshow axed for third year in a row

The Malta International Airshow has been cancelled for the third year in a row. The Malta Aviation Society, which organises the event, confirmed it had ‘ceased all preparations’ for the 2020 show. It blamed bosses at Malta International Airport for ‘refusing to provide adequate parking space’. The last air show took place in 2017. Last […]