EasyJet launches new Belfast-Malta route
Low-cost airline EasyJet has started to operate a new service between Belfast and Malta. The route was launched by Malta’s High Commissioner to the UK, Joseph Zammit Tabona, who travelled with guests and passengers on the inaugural flight on Tuesday.
The first passengers flew on the airline’s Airbus 319 aircraft Pride of Malta, which was recently named by Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi at the launch of EasyJet’s maintenance partnership with SR Technics, through which the fleet is overhauled in Malta.
“Connections between the United Kingdom and Malta have never been this good. Through the addition of the twice-weekly route from Belfast, the people of Northern Ireland can now easily access Malta and all it has to offer,” said Mr Zammit Tabona.
Paul Simmons, EasyJet’s regional manager, added: “Malta is a popular destination, and strengthens EasyJet’s existing destinations from Northern Ireland.”
The airline now operates 20 routes from Northern Ireland.