Want to see the Pyramids? Air Malta starts flights to Cairo

When you hear the word Cairo, you probably think of the ancient Pyramids and the Sphinx. And now exploring Egypt’s breathtaking attractions from Malta just got easier. Air Malta is broadening its horizons, with the launch of a new twice-weekly service to Cairo. The airline will operate flights from Luqa every Thursday and Sunday from […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ryanair announces 15 new Malta routes for winter

Ryanair has announced 15 new winter routes from Malta. The new destinations include Luxembourg, Oslo in Norway and Cork in Ireland. The budget airline will also be flying to Santiago in Spain and Paphos in Cyprus for the first time. Ryanair said it planned to extend its current services to Amman, Billund, Cardiff, Cork, Exeter, Lamezia, […]

Boeing 737 Max aircraft banned from Malta’s skies

Boeing 737 Max aircraft have been banned from flying in Maltese airspace over safety concerns. The decision to ground model 737-8 MAX and 737-9 MAX aircraft was taken following the Ethiopia Airlines crash on Sunday in which 157 people died. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency said it had issues the directive across the EU ‘as […]

There’ll be no Malta International Airshow this year

The Malta International Airshow has been cancelled for the second year in a row. The disappointing news was confirmed by the Malta Aviation Society in a terse statement on its website on Monday night. It gave no reasons for the decision. The statement read: ‘The Malta Aviation Society announces that the Malta International Airshow 2019 […]

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, […]

Drugs worth €150,000 seized in hotel in Sliema

Malta Police have made two arrests after a major drugs seizure at a hotel in Sliema. Cocaine with a street value of around €150,000 was discovered after a couple landed at Malta Airport on a flight from Paris. A spokesman for Malta Police told 89.7 Bay: ‘A man and a woman from the Caribbean have been arrested. […]

Malta is officially more popular than ever this summer

Malta is more popular than ever this summer, according to new tourism figures. Malta’s airport has broken all records with passenger numbers soaring by 12 percent last month. The number of people flying to and from Malta in July stood at an astonishing 756,356 – the highest figure ever. Airport bosses expect to welcome around […]