This summer, between May and October, Air Malta will again operate weekly charter flights to/from seven regional airports in the UK. In line with demand and operations in previous years, Air Malta will operate charter flights to/from Birmingham and Cardiff with two flights every week on Tuesdays and Fridays, and weekly flights on Tuesdays to/from Bristol, Exeter, Newcastle, Norwich and Glasgow airports.
These charter flights increase accessibility to the islands from regional UK airports and thus offer travellers the opportunity to travel out and back from their nearest home airport. Furthermore, such flights also attract the interest of the Maltese traveller to visit family and friends in various cities in the United Kingdom. The operation of such regional services was made possible thanks to the support received from tour operators and travel trade partners in the areas.
Commenting on these services, Philip Saunders, Chief Commercial Officer said, “Air Malta is building on its position in the UK as a leader in the market to Malta. Our summer charter operations further confirms the airline’s commitment to boost incoming tourism to Malta from the UK, and to bring Malta closer to UK regional airports. These flights also make it much easier for the Maltese market to visit British regions.”
Air Malta operates such charter services as a supplement to the regular scheduled services to/from Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester, and likewise offers 20kgs for checked in baggage and up to 10Kgs as hand luggage allowance for each passenger.