Malta International Airport is the entry point for UK holidaymakers heading for the beach resorts of Malta and Gozo. The airport is 5km from the island capital Valletta. This award-winning airport was completely renovated in 1992 and has a good selection of cafes, bars, shops and restaurants. Good onward bus connections to the most popular beach resorts. It is the only airport on the island. < /p>
Intense competition between charter and low-cost airlines keeps fares low. The superb climate means flights are available all year round. Flights tend to be more expensive during the summer school holiday period. Many of the best deals are found in early spring and autumn. It is always worth booking as much in advance as possible.
Many of the lowest fares are found with EasyJet and Ryanair. Easyjet currently operate routes from Newcastle, Belfast International, Manchester and Gatwick. Ryanair fly from Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, Glasgow Prestwick, Luton and Stansted. Flights are more frequent in the summer season.
The availability of flights increases considerably during the long summer season, when tour operators like Thomson, Monarch and Thomas Cook provide charter flights from regional airports throughout the UK. You should also find good-value fares from Maltese airline Air Malta. Quite a lot of routes to Malta are seasonal. These may begin from early spring. Others may operate only in the peak summer months.
Malta International Airport
Tel: 356 5230 2000
All buses are provided by Arriva Malta. www.arriva.com.mt There are four airport express services, X1, X2, X3 and X4. Many of the most popular resorts are served by buses from the airport, as well as the capital Valletta.
Taxis have fixed rates for each destination. Pre-paid tickets can be bought from the arrivals hall. Approximate taxi fares (€)
St Paul's Bay25.00
Departure airports (including seasonal routes)
London Stansted Bournemouth Edinburgh Belfast International Birmingham