Universal Air on Tuesday (today) announced its summer schedule for 2024, launching four additional new routes from Malta.

The airline launched its inaugural flight between Malta and Pécs (Hungary) a few weeks ago.

The new schedule will see it launch flights connecting Malta to Cagliari (Sardinia), Perugia (Italy), Nice (France), and Prague (Czechia), as well as a new route connecting Cagliari and Prague.

This is alongside the present routes it has between Malta and Athens and Corfu (Greece), the Balearic island of Ibiza (Spain), Palermo (Italy), and Pécs.

The summer flight schedule will run from May until October, with flights operating from Malta to Corfu and Palermo three times per week, with twice-weekly flights to Nice, Athens, Ibiza, and Perugia. There will be weekly flights from Malta to Cagliari and Prague, as well as for the flight between Prague and Cagliari.

Universal Air stated that prices will start from €30 per seat for a one-way ticket from Malta to Palermo, including 15 kilogrammes of checked luggage and a seven-kilogramme bag allowance in the cabin.

Commenting on the launch, Universal Air CEO Simon Cook said that the introduction of new routes is more than just about adding destinations, “it’s about connecting cultures, facilitating business opportunities, and fostering relationships that transcend borders.”

“For us, it means meticulous planning, from ensuring the highest safety standards to optimising our fleet utilisation and enhancing customer experience. We are excited about the potential these new routes hold for leisure and business travellers, the tourism industry, and the broader economic impact for each destination,” he added.

The new airline, positioning itself as a cost-efficient carrier providing premium economy service, is equipped with a fleet of Dash 8 aircraft, featuring 78-seater cabins.

While the airline launched a few weeks ago, it is not entirely new to Malta’s aviation sector, having previously provided charter and cargo services for many years from its base at Malta International Airport (MIA).

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