Malta International Airport has released a flight schedule for summer 2021, showing direct flights with 32 countries.
The schedule, which remains subject to change, indicates some resumption of air connectivity to the airport, which has seen both passenger numbers and routes decline dramatically over the course of the pandemic.
Highlights of the timetable include daily direct flights to London, Istanbul, Catania, and Vienna from 1st June, and to Frankfurt and Rome, from 1st May and 1st April respectively.
The airport emphasises that as travel restrictions change, the schedule may continue to change and that the airport continues to receive regular flight updates which may not be immediately reflected in the schedule.
As things stand, the schedule will likely reassure those concerned that Malta’s air connectivity could have been permanently damaged by COVID travel restrictions.
In December, Malta’s Central Bank warned that almost half of Malta’s air routes had been lost due to COVID-19, bringing air travel back 15 years.
The 31 countries which will be served, as they stand are:
- Czech Republic
- North Macedonia
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
The full schedule can be found here.