Direct flights from Bristol to Malta announced
THERE was more good news for Bristol Airport yesterday with the news that direct flights to Malta are to be launched this summer.
The airport has continued to thrive in the face of the recession and has recently announced a series of new routes in recent weeks.
As reported in The Post bmi Regional has announced it will be flying to Munich, Milan and Hanover from the airport from the summer.
The announcement came after it emerged Bristol was one of the only regional airports to see passenger numbers increase last year.
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Official annual statistics showed the number of people passing through the airport was up for the third successive year, increasing by 2.8 per cent to just under six million.
And yesterday Air Malta announced it is to operate charter flights from the airport direct to the island from this May.
A spokesman for the airline said: “These charter flights increase accessibility to the islands from Bristol airports and thus offer travellers the opportunity to travel out and back from their airport.
“The operation of such regional services was made possible thanks to the support received from tour operators and travel trade partners in the areas.
Philip Saunders, chief commercial officer at the airline, said: “Air Malta is building on its position in the UK as a leader in the market to Malta.
“Our summer charter operations further confirms the airline’s commitment to boost incoming tourism to Malta from the UK, and to bring Malta closer to their home. These flights also make it much easier for the Maltese market to visit the British regions.”