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British Airways announce new daily direct flights to Malta from March 2014

Malta Tourism Authority, together with British Airways has announced that Malta is the latest destination to be added to the daily flight map. Commencing 30th March 2014, BA will fly from Gatwick to Malta International Airport with daily direct flights.

A combination of Boeing 737 and Airbus 319/320 aircraft will be operating the route providing the ideal solution for travellers who are seeking a destination with year round sunshine as well as a rich history & culture. The new route will also appeal to corporate visitors looking for a business class option, whilst the frequency will also be ideal for M.I.C.E. business. Advanced seats are now available for travel in 2014

Hand-baggage only tickets in Euro Traveller (economy) will start from just £55 one-way, including all taxes and charges. Seats in Euro Traveller for customers who chose to take a bag including all taxes and charges start at £67 one-way and in Club Europe (business) one-way fares start at £274.

The Hon. Karmenu Vella, Minister for Tourism has always recognised the strong link between adequate seat capacity and success within the tourism industry. He warmly welcomes the announcement that British Airways will be returning to Malta from next March. He stated that “this announcement is a huge vote of confidence in our islands from one of the world's leading flagship carriers. This will further strengthen our links with London and beyond and should boost both the leisure and the conference sectors.”  Minister Vella thanked the Malta Tourism Authority and Malta International Airport for handling the discussions and bringing them to a successful conclusion.

Alex Incorvaja, Director UK & Ireland of the Malta Tourism Authority stated:  "We are delighted to have BA flying back to our shores. The introduction of this flagship carrier to Malta further reinforces our commitment and strategy of making the Islands even more accessible to the British traveller, be it for leisure or business."

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