British Airways To Launch New Daily Direct Flights To Malta From March 2014

Sunseekers flying from Gatwick will have the option of a new summer holiday destination to Malta, with the start of a new direct flight with British Airways to the country’s Luqa International Airport.

The daily service starts from March 30, 2014 in advance of the peak summer holiday season. 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. 

British Airways’ holiday flights will be further boosted by more services from Gatwick to Salzburg, Naples, Dubrovnik, Marrakech and Catania during summer 2014.

The new Malta route will be served by a combination of Boeing 737 and Airbus 319/320 aircraft.

Peter Simpson, British Airways’ director Gatwick, said: “We are delighted to be launching this new route to Malta for Summer 2014 allowing us to return to the island, which we last served in 2009. We believe the convenient timings for the services will make the route attractive to tourists as well as those visiting friends and relatives.

“Expanding our leisure route network at Gatwick is fantastic news for British Airways customers, offering them even greater choice, along with our range of highly competitive fares, generous hand baggage allowances and great onboard service.”

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October 4, 2013                                                                                                          
Notes to editors: 

DAY                  DEPART GATWICK       ARRIVE MALTA    DEPART MALTA    ARRIVE GATWICK

 Monday                     0935                    1345                   1430                    1645
 Tuesday                    0935                    1345                   1430                    1645
 Wednesday               0935                   1345                  1430                     1645
 Thursday                   1645                    2105                  2140                    2355
 Friday                        1600                    2010                   2055                    2310
 Saturday                    0800                    1210                  1255                    1510
 Sunday                      1645                    2055                  2140                     2355

Destination      Summer 2013 frequency      Summer 2014 frequency
Salzburg          four per week                     five per week 
Naples             14 per week                      17 per week 
Dubrovnik        seven per week                  eight per week 
Marrakech        seven per week                  nine per week 
Catania            seven per week                 eight per week

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