Air Malta Eyes 2022 Return To Three European Cities

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.

Air Malta Airbus A320neo
Air Malta has an all-Airbus fleet of seven aircraft. Photo: Airbus

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.”

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 Airbus A320
Air Malta is based at former RAF Luqa. Photo: Air Malta

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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About Malta

Located in the central Mediterranean 50 miles south of Italy, Malta has been a long-fought after prize for centuries. Built by the Knights of St John, the Maltese capital of Valetta is now a center of contemporary design and architecture.

Air Malta Eyes 2022 Return To Three European Cities
Malta is a popular summer holiday destination for Europeans. Photo: Air Malta

Today, Europeans flock to Malta during the summer for beach holidays and some of the best diving in the Mediterranean Sea. Foodwise, Malta is a delight with traditional Maltese dishes taking their inspiration from Sicilian and Middle Eastern flavors. Despite its relatively small size, Malta packs a big punch with plenty of things to see and do.

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