Air Malta has confirmed the launch of charter flights from Birmingham Airport this summer.
From May 1st, the Maltese airline will operate weekly charter flights to and from Birmingham, running until the end of October.
Commenting on these services, Philip Saunders, chief commercial officer for Air Malta, said: “These charter flights increase accessibility to the islands from Birmingham and thus offer travellers the opportunity to reduce travelling time and costs.
“This service was made possible following the support received from Birmingham Airport as well as from tour operators and travel trade partners in the area.
“This is not the first time that Air Malta has operated flights to this airport; however such operations further confirm the airline’s commitment to boost incoming tourism to Malta from the UK - which is Malta’s primary tourism market.
“We expect to carry around 8,000 passengers on these services”, added Mr Saunders.
Air Malta offers full services on its charter flights by offering refreshments, 20Kgs for checked-in baggage and up to 10Kgs as hand luggage allowance.
Martyn Lloyd, head of air service development for Birmingham Airport, said: “We are thrilled to work in partnership with Air Malta throughout the summer.
“This announcement is welcome news for the people of Birmingham and the Midlands, who will benefit from these new additions to our summer flight schedule.”