Maltese national flag carrier Air Malta intends to resume flights from Malta International Airport (MLA) to three popular European destinations. In a statement released on September 16, 2021, the Luqa-headquartered airline says that for summer 2022, it will resume flights from the islands to London, Madrid, and Moscow.
Starting from March 27, 2021, Air Malta will offer a daily flight to the following European airports:
- London Gatwick Airport (LGW) (daily)
- Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport (MAD) (three flights per week)
- Moscow Sheremetyevo – A.S. Pushkin international airport (SVO) (two flights per week)
The new flights are all part of a total of over 250 flights per week to 20 destinations. Together with the daily flights to London Gatwick Airport, Air Malta says it will also serve the United Kingdom with 15 flights per week to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) during the 2022 summer.
Tourism will bounce back in 2022
When speaking about the European flights in a company statement Air Malta’s Executive Chairman, David G Curmi, said:
“We are working hard on an ambitious flight schedule that demonstrates our strong belief that travel and tourism will bounce back next year. Our plans are to effectively double our capacity, which we will operate during this forthcoming Winter period. It is a strong commitment by Air Malta towards the traveling public and the industry. Our focus will remain on our core European markets.”
@AirMalta to resume services to London Gatwick, Madrid and Moscow Airports in Summer 2022
— Air Malta (@AirMalta) September 16, 2021
Roy Kinnear, Air Malta’s Chief Commercial Officer, added:
“We have started to see signs of recovery across our European markets, obviously with some regions responding faster than others. We are glad to announce our intention to resume services to London Gatwick, Madrid, and Moscow, three routes which we had to unfortunately temporarily suspended last year.
“Over the last months, we have worked hard to put in place a stronger sales and distribution strategy, signing agreements with key sales representatives in various markets and revamping our website and booking engine. I am positively optimistic that these changes, together with strong demand for travel next year, will support us to have a great 2022.”
About Air Malta
Flying out of the former RAF Luqa, now Malta International Airport (MLA), Air Malta serves destinations in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. According to ch-aviation, Air Malta’s fleet is made up of the following aircraft:
- 3 x Airbus A320-200s
- 4 x Airbus A320neos
Air Malta enhances its operations by codesharing with Aeroflot, airBaltic, Air France, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Czech Airlines, Emirates, Etihad, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Swiss International Air Lines, and Turkish Airlines.
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