The investment will allow Ryanair to grow its already sizable presence in Malta and access non-EU markets, largely in North Africa, from Malta. Ryanair currently flies three million passengers annual to and from Malta.
Qatar Airways will launch direct services to Valletta, Malta, starting June 4th, marking the airline’s first gateway to Malta and the latest addition to its rapidly-expanding European network.
Set against a backdrop of historical fortress walls, the luxury all-suite hotel Cugó Gran Maċina Grand Harbour has opened in Senglea in Malta. The much-anticipated opening follows the extensive renovation of one of Grand Harbour’s most famous landmarks: Sheer Bastion.
Priceless rare and classic cars will take to the roads of Malta next week in a four-day annual celebration of vintage four-wheeled vehicles. The 2017 Malta Classic takes place October 5th-8th with over 70 pre-1976 cars taking part in hill climb, static shows and motorsport events.
Stephen Coppini, director leisure sales, InterContinental Malta, tells Breaking Travel News about the new luxurious suites at the property, the importance of politics to hospitality success, and how it feels to win at the World Travel Awards.
Ryanair has launched a new route from Belfast to Malta, with a twice weekly service beginning in October, as part of its winter 2017 schedule.
Maltese prime minister Joseph Muscat has confirmed all 111 passengers and all seven members of crew have been released from an Afriqiyah Airways flight hijacked earlier. The Airbus A320 was diverted and forced to land at Malta International Airport at 11:32 local time.
Malta’s capital city, Valletta, has now officially selected as European Capital of Culture 2018. Alex Incorvaja, director UK & Ireland commented: “We are all proud citizens of Valletta and are delighted to have won the accolade of becoming one of Europe’s Capitals of Culture in 2018.”
Alex Incorvaja, UK & Ireland director, Malta Tourism Authority speaks to Breaking Travel News at World Travel Market 2012 in London.
Jazz-lovers should make their way over to the island of Malta for the spectacular rhythms of the Malta International Jazz Festival from 14th-16th July.