Air Malta has announced it will commence flights from Glasgow Airport in 2014 a month earlier than planned, adding more than 1,300 extra seats.
The inaugural weekly flight from Scotland’s largest city to the Mediterranean island nation will depart on Tuesday April 8th.
Air Malta’s decision to bring the first flight forward by four weeks is based on anticipated demand around the Easter holidays, which fall in April this year.
The Maltese flag carrier will serve the country’s only airport, located near the capital Valletta, every Tuesday until October 21st using 168 seat Airbus A320 aircraft.
There are 30 return flights operating, with a total of 10,080 seats on sale.
Malta is a popular tourist destination with one of Europe’s warmest climates.
The island has numerous resorts, activities and historical sites, including nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Philip Saunders, Air Malta’s chief commercial officer, said: “We are excited to be returning to Glasgow Airport in 2014 and have decided to start our summer 2014 programme earlier than planned due to an increase in demand for shoulder and off-peak holidays.
“The Maltese climate during the spring is ideal for Scottish holidaymakers looking to explore the island and everything it has to offer.”