It was announced on Friday that BA is to resume flights between Malta and London Gatwick from 30 March 2014. Indeed, tickets are already on sale at ba.com.
Some things to note:
- You can currently buy returns at just €119 all-in. This is however the “hand luggage only” fare. Other fares start at €164.
- You can a return ticket using Avios points. Cost is 20,000 Avios points + £35 tax return in Economy and 40,000 Avios + £50 in Business. Given how cheap flights currently are, if you do have enough Avios points, this may not be the best use of them.
- In light of the clear relevance Avios points now have to Malta, they will be featured much more on this website where relevant to the Maltese market (i.e. where it is possible for a Malta resident to collect them). However, for more general (and particularly UK-based) Avios collection options, I strongly recommend the excellent Headforpoints website at www.headforpoints.com.
Also, the timings. The BA flights will be once daily as follows:
Mon / Tue / Wed – leaving 14.30, arriving 16.45
Thu / Sun – leaving 21.40, arriving 23.55
Friday – leaving 20.45, arriving 23.00
Saturday – leaving 12.50, arriving 15.05
Mon / Tue / Wed – leaving 09.35, arriving 13.45
Thu / Sun – leaving 16.45, arriving 20.55
Friday – leaving 16.00, arriving 20.10
Saturday – leaving 08.00, arriving 12.10
Maltapoints does have an affiliate relationship with British Airways, which means we take a small commission if you book your BA flights with us. You can either do so via the banner ad on the Maltapoints homepage, or via this link. It does not cost you any more to book in this way, and is greatly appreciated by us as it contributes towards our (sizeable) running costs. If you enjoy Maltapoints, we are very grateful when you use our affiliate links. Maltapoints is, and will always remain, editorially independent and free to use.
Finally, don’t forget to sign up to earn Avios. You can join the British Airways Executive Club, which is free and enables you to earn Avios, here.