Being the only airport on the Mediterranean island of Malta, the Malta International Airport receives service from more than 20 airline companies. Air Malta is the busiest airline in this island nation’s only international airport. The national airline of Malta provides direct service to some of the largest cities in continental Europe. Capital cities such as Athens, Amsterdam, Brussels, Istanbul, London, Paris, Rome, Sofia, and Vienna are on the schedule of Malta’s flag carrier. Air Malta also offers service to major non-European destinations such as Russia’s capital Moscow, Israel’s largest city Tel Aviv and Libya’s capital of Tripoli.
During the vacation season, Air Malta invites passengers from other major European cities to enjoy a stay in Malta. Budapest, Bucharest, Dubrovnik, Kiev, Ljubljana, and Prague are major Eastern European cities that are directly linked to the island of Malta. Air Malta also operates non-stop flights between Malta International Airport and multiple U.K. destinations including Bristol, Cardiff, and Newcastle upon Tyne. Destinations in Italy, France, Spain, and several other European countries are also part of the seasonal Air Malta schedule.
The second busiest airline at Malta International Airport is Ryanair. The airport in Malta is one of more than 20 total international bases that are used by Europe’s largest low cost airline company. Ryanair mostly specializes in connecting Malta with regional airports in major cities throughout Europe. The Irish airline offers trips to U.K. destinations like Bournemouth, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds and London. Additionally, the Irish capital city of Dublin is naturally on the schedule operated by Ryanair.
Bologna, Madrid, Marseille, and Pisa are some other important European destinations directly connected to Malta International Airport thanks to Ryanair. During the specified season, Ryanair also invites passengers from major Eastern European cities to enjoy the beauty of Malta. The Polish cities of Krakow and Wraclow as well as Lithuania’s capital Kaunas are listed on the Air Malta timetable.
Being a gateway into one of the most popular Mediterranean resorts, Malta International Airport is well served by several other busy European airlines. The German carriers Air Berlin, Condor, Lufthansa, and TUIfly operate busy air traffic routes between Malta and major cities in Germany.
The largest charter carriers in Europe also serve Malta International Airport. Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson Airways transfer British passengers to Malta on a seasonal and year round basis. Non-European carriers that operate at Malta International Airport include Emirates, Libyan Airlines, and TunisAir Express.