The flag carrying airline of Malta will be operating three times weekly to the island from May 4th, 2018. It will also fly to two Italian islands; there will be weekly flights to both Catania (the second largest city of Malta’s neighbour, Sicily) and Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia.
Paul Sies, Air Malta’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: “London’s Southend is the third London airport we serve. Southend is unique and considered to offer the most easy access to London with its direct train connection which brings you in 40 minutes to the city. The biggest advantage is the airport itself which allows 20 minute check-in and in just 10 minutes after arrival you will be on your way to London. We believe we will serve a totally new clientele coming from the broader catchment area of London. Besides this unique new route to London we are thrilled to offer another new destination from Malta. We believe Cagliari is a great addition to our offering from Malta and think many Sardinian’s will discover the Maltese Islands and vice versa. We are also today announcing added frequencies on Catania on which we are currently operating an average of 22 weekly flights - a record number of frequencies to/from this airport.”
Glyn Jones, CEO of Stobart Aviation, owners of London Southend Airport, said: “We are delighted to welcome Air Malta to London Southend – the UK capital’s best and fastest growing airport. With our multi award winning facilities, frequent train services to London and market-leading record for punctuality, we look forward to providing great service to passengers from Malta, Sicily and Sardinia alike.”