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AIR MALTA RETURNS TO GLASGOW AIRPORT IN 2014 WITH ADDITIONAL FLIGHTS

Air Malta aircraft at GLA

AIR MALTA RETURNS TO GLASGOW AIRPORT IN 2014 WITH ADDITIONAL FLIGHTS

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 8 April.

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 21 October 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.”

Francois Bourienne, Glasgow Airport’s commercial director, said: “We are looking forward to the return of Malta’s flag carrier this year after a successful summer in 2013. Scots can  book flights directly through the airline, or choose from a range of holiday packages available through tour operators and travel agents.”

Air Malta offers a 20kg checked-in baggage allowance and a 10kg hand baggage allowance for each passenger.

The Glasgow flights are on sale now and available to book at www.airmalta.com, as well as through various tour operators and travel agents.

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Air Malta announces charter flights from Glasgow Airport

Air Malta

Air Malta announces charter flights from Glasgow Airport

Air Malta will operate weekly charter flights from Glasgow Airport to the Mediterranean island nation this summer.

To meet demand, the Maltese flag carrier will serve the country’s only airport – which is situated near the capital Valletta – every Tuesday between May and October.

Air MaltaThe flights provide Scottish holidaymakers with the opportunity to sample one of Europe’s warmest climates.

Malta is also a popular tourist destination with numerous resorts, activities and historical sites, including nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One of these is the Megalithic Temples which are some of the oldest free-standing structures in the world.

Philip Saunders, Air Malta’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: “Our strategy is to become the market leader for flights to Malta and our summer charter operation from Glasgow Airport allows us to cater for Scottish holidaymakers during the busiest months.”

Francois Bourienne, Glasgow Airport’s Commercial Director, said: “The arrival of Malta’s flag carrier at Glasgow Airport this summer is yet another welcome boost as we look to add new routes and capacity to meet demand from Scottish holidaymakers.”

Air Malta offers a 20kg checked-in baggage allowance and a 10kg hand baggage allowance for each passenger.

The Glasgow flights are on sale now and available to book at www.airmalta.com.