Jet2 adds three new routes to Malta from the UK for this summer
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The first flights have taken off to Malta from London Stansted, Birmingham and Belfast International, operated by Jet2.com and Jet2holidays.
The leisure airline and package holiday specialist will now operate to Malta from eight UK bases for Summer 18- including existing routes from East Midlands, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle.
The company said that including these new routes, it is growing its capacity to Malta by 60% for Summer 18 – “in direct response to strong customer demand. In total, there are almost 65,000 seats on sale to Malta, compared to 40,000 in Summer 17.”
“Malta has been a huge success for Jet2.com and Jet2holidays since it started operating flights and holidays to the island in 2015,” the company said.
This summer, it will have 60 hotels on sale in resorts such as: St Julian’s, St Paul’s Bay, Gozo, Qawra, Sliema, Mellieha and Valletta itself. These hotels range from 2* through to exclusive 5* properties via its ‘Indulgent Escapes’ brand.
“Malta has been a destination that has continued to grow and grow, and this success is seeing it become a firm favourite with Britons of all ages,” said Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays.
He added that, “as a result, we are delighted to be helping our colleagues at Visit Malta tell the story of the island and the huge range of fantastic offerings that it has for all British holidaymakers, whether that be year-round sunshine, stunning nature, live music or its rich culture and history.”
Dr Gavin Gulia the Malta Tourism Authority Executive Chairman, said, “we welcome this latest step in Jet2.com’s operation and we recognise the airline’s importance as a vehicle for the further growth and development of British tourism to Malta.”
“We congratulate Jet2.com on this latest expansion of its operation and we are fully committed to future collaboration to further strengthen Jet2.com’s presence in Malta,” he added.
“We’re delighted that Jet2.com shares our belief that our island brims with potential as a tourist destination, said Malta International Airport CEO Alan Borg.
He remarked that, “looking ahead, we hope that we can continue to work in close collaboration with this airline with the aim of offering more convenient connections to the UK even in the winter months.”