easyJet announces another new route as the airline continues expansion in Malta

easyJet has announced continued expansion of its flying programme to and from Malta with the introduction of a new route to Liverpool which will take off for the first time this winter. The airline continues to grow its presence in Malta with a 30% year on year increase to its overall flying programme this summer.

The new route to Liverpool will operate on Tuesdays and Sundays all year round and will go on sale on 11 June, with first flights set to take off on 10th December 2024. It is the fifth new route the airline has introduced to and from Malta in the last 12 months.

Over the course of the year, easyJet has also launched new routes from Malta to Bristol, Amsterdam, Basel and Nice and will now operate 10 routes across Europe.

Since easyJet started flying to Malta in March 2008, the airline has flown over four million customers and is now flying more than 400,000 customers every year.

easyJet and SR Technics are also formally finalising the airline’s acquisition of the  maintenance facility in Malta today in a signing ceremony, which took place with Prime Minister Dr Robert Abela in attendance.

easyJet will now undertake heavy maintenance on its fleet of more than 330 aircraft  at the facility in Malta and will welcome the workforce of more than 400 currently based at the facility. The six-bay aircraft maintenance facility has undertaken heavy maintenance for the easyJet fleet of aircraft for several years.

Commenting on the expansion plans, Ali Gayward, Malta Country Manager for easyJet, said: “We are delighted to be in Malta today announcing further expansion with another new route, which will not only enable us to offer customers more choice to enjoy this fantastic destination, but importantly also connect Malta with the rest of Europe. 

“We have long held links with Malta and look forward to further strengthening these in the coming years, not least through the acquisition of a maintenance hangar where we will maintain our fleet of aircraft.   

“Our continued growth and strong relationship with the Malta Tourism Authority has enabled us to invest in helping to promote the island and highlights the popularity of the market where we will operate a third more flying this summer, with customers choosing our flights and holidays for trusted brand, unrivalled network and great value fares.”

Malta International Airport Chief Executive Officer, Alan Borg said: “The addition of the Liverpool route to easyJet’s schedule will support Malta International Airport’s efforts to enhance connectivity with the United Kingdom, as this market, one of our biggest in terms of tourism, edges closer to pre-pandemic traffic levels. We are particularly pleased to see easyJet now operate a record schedule to 10 airports across Europe from Malta, most recently expanding our reach to key destinations in the Netherlands, Switzerland and France. These developments are a testament to our shared commitment to not only establish more convenient air links with the United Kingdom, but to build year-round connectivity to the Maltese Islands.”

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