19 MARCH 2018

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Article from BTNews 19 MARCH 2018

Air Malta heads for Southend

Three new Mediterranean routes to Malta, Sardinia and Sicily flown by Air Malta are adding to the roster at Southend Airport from 4 May, joining Flybe, operated by Stobart Air, and easyJet.

Air Malta will operate three flights a week to its home island, whose capital Valletta is the 2018 European Capital of Culture, plus direct flights two times a week to Catania in Sicily and twice a week to Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia.

The destinations join the Flybe and easyJet line-up of 34 popular domestic and European destinations served from Southend, including Amsterdam, Groningen, Prague, Budapest, Cologne, Tenerife, Lanzarote and Ibiza.

Glyn Jones, CEO of Stobart Aviation, which owns the airport, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Air Malta to London Southend – the UK capital’s best and fastest-growing airport.

“With our multi-award-winning facilities, fast and frequent train services to London and market-leading record for punctuality, we look forward to providing an excellent service to passengers wanting to explore these new destinations.”

Air Malta chairman Dr Charles Mangion said launching services from Southend was part of “interesting times” for the carrier, which last month saw its passenger numbers grow by more than a third compared to February last year.

www.airmalta.com

www.southendairport.com

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