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15/04/2021

PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR TOURISM AND CONSUMER PROTECTION MaltaAir announces new Malta routes to Italy and Greece


MaltaAir announced five new Malta routes to Brindisi, Cagliari, Genoa and Trapani in Italy and Chania in Greece, all operating twice weekly as part of Malta’s summer 2021 schedule. Apart from that, for the upcoming summer season, RyanAir will be having 6 Malta-based aircraft, 57 routes and 155 weekly flights.

This was announced by Minister for Tourism and Consumer Protection Clayton Bartolo in a joint press conference with MaltaAir Chief Executive Officer David O’Brien.

“Being an island in the heart of the Mediterranean, it is crucial that we continue strengthening our air connectivity. That the tourism world came to an abrupt halt and was impacted negatively because of COVID-19 is a well-known fact. However, there is no denying that Malta has started walking the road of recovery through the introduction of schemes aimed at incoming tourists and the hospitality sector,” noted Minister Clayton Bartolo.

Minister Bartolo reiterated that seeing our airports with no activity is painful to everyone especially to the people working in the aviation and hospitality sector who are craving to kickstart their operations again.

“I believe that we started seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. The Maltese Government is preparing to welcome the first tourists in the first days of June in a gradual and responsible manner. I appeal to the Maltese public to stay obedient and vigilant with respect to the measures outlined by the local Health Authorities,” concluded Minister Bartolo.

MaltaAir Chief Executive Officer David O’Brien said that as the vaccination rollout programmes continue in April and May, air traffic is set to soar and their a great satisfaction to announce these five new routes as part of Ryanair’s biggest ever Maltese summer schedule.

“Mindful that COVID-19 restrictions change regularly, customers can now book flights for a well-deserved summer break knowing that if they need to change their travel dates, they can do so up to two times with a “zero” change fee. To celebrate their 5 new Malta routes, Ryanair is launching a seat sale with fares available from just €19.99 for travel until the end of October 2021, which must be booked by midnight Friday, 16th April. Since these amazing low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com  to avoid missing out,” outlined David O’Brien.