Air Malta is resuming its charter flights from the UK to Malta this summer, with weekly services from May 1st until October 30th. It will fly from six regional airports in the UK, in addition to the airline’s regular scheduled services from Malta to London Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester.
The charter flights will service Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Newcastle and Norwich airports. Britain is Malta’s number one tourist market and the Maltese islands are historically a very popular timeshare destination with British owners. The new season’s charter services will be a boost to those who don’t live close to London or Manchester but are planning to visit their timeshare resort in Malta this summer.
Malta is known as the melting pot of the Mediterranean; it has a fascinating history and cultural mix which makes it unique, thanks in part to its proximity to Sicily and Tunisia. The three inhabited islands – Malta, Comino and Gozo – lie just south of Sicily and 288km north of Tunisia and the islands’ two official languages are Maltese and English.
Although it is not famous for its beaches (they’re few and far between compared to those on most Mediterranean islands) it is still a very popular tourist draw because of its exquisite architecture. Malta is an architecture lover’s paradise, with its temples, cathedrals, palaces, forts and historic monuments.
Even the cuisine is a delicious mix of North African, English, Italian specialities influenced by the abundant local produce such as good olive oil, herbs, sun-ripened tomatoes, fresh figs, creamy goat’s cheeses, and specialities include Arabic-influenced sweet date pastries and rustic meat stews.
One of Malta’s biggest advantages is its location – thanks to its warm climate you could be at the beach in October. If you’re planning a beach-based holiday the best sandy beaches are on the north of the island, such as Mellieha Bay, Ghajan Tuffieha and Golden Bay.
Some of the best known timeshares in Malta include:
Island Residence Club, Radisson SAS Bay Point Resort, Pergola Holiday Leisure Club Timeshare, Fortina Spa Vacation Club, Eden Bay Resort and Club Salina Wharf.
Commenting on this summer’s additional flights to Malta, Air Malta Chief Commercial Officer Philip Saunders said:
“These charter flights increase accessibility to Malta and Gozo from regional UK airports and therefore offer travellers the opportunity to reduce travelling time and costs. These operations further confirm the airline’s commitment to boosting incoming tourism to Malta from the UK, which is Malta’s primary tourism market. We expect to carry around 48,000 passengers on these services."
Air Malta offers full services on its charter flights including refreshments, 20Kgs for checked in baggage and up to 10Kgs as hand luggage allowance.