Friday, September 29, 2006
Low cost airlines to Malta
Major low-cost airline will be flying to Malta very soon, after a government appointed committee accepted the proposals of Ryanair and EasyJet. Flights from Luton airport in the UK, Pisa and Dublin have been proposed by Ryanair. You can already book flights to Malta from Luton on their web site for dates starting 31 October 2006. EasyJet also applied to start daily flights from Luton and five weekly ones from Mulhouse Basel. There is nothing to indicate this on their web site yet. From next March, Germany's major low-cost airline Germanwings will also operate two weekly flights from Cologne and another two flights a week from Stuttgart, on Tuesday and on Saturday. This has been a much awaited decision from repeat visitors to the Maltese islands and will certainly be welcomed as a further incentive. We have already had positive comments from past visitors from Dublin who are planning to stay at vallettahouse.com next year. The decision to have two airlines operating from Luton has been criticised by some as being too inconvenient an airport for most. That is perhaps not so much the case for those from central London. The competition to the existing airlines might also push AirMalta, British Airways and Alitalia to lower their prices. Already AirMalta seems to have reacted with return flights to Malta in November for less that Stg100. Ryanair is reported to be planning flights from October 31.