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New flights to Malta – Nantes and Brussels, plus Riga returns

There have been a few expansions in flights to Malta announced for this Spring/Summer.


Transavia is to fly to Malta from a third location, Nantes (it already flies from Paris and Amsterdam). There will be a direct flight every Tuesday, from 22 April 2014 through to 21 October 2014. We had a look at prices, and at present they vary wildly – ranging from lows of €56 up to €220 one way, even in the peak season of July.

Brussels Airlines (the reincarnation of Sebena, which last flew to Malta in 1990) is to fly to Malta from Brussels twice weekly, starting on 20 June 2014, through to 12 September 2014, with flights every Friday and Sunday.  We did try to check prices on their website, but flights are currently only being sold at economy+ or business class rates, with economy+ (i.e. fully flexible economy) fares at an unappetising €1005! Standard (and hopefully more acceptable) fares will of course be added in due course.

Importantly for those Lufthansa frequent flyers, Brussels Airlines is a fully integrated member of the Miles&More frequent flyer scheme. M&M may have its critics, but we love its Fly Smart redemption option.

Finally, airBaltic is returning this summer and is expanding the number of flights it operates between Malta and Riga.  They will fly to Malta from 30 March 2014 through to 19 October 2014, and during the peak summer period (3 June to 26 August) they will be doubling flights to twice weekly. You can of course earn Balticmiles on airBaltic flights (and at the Palace and Victoria Hotels, too).

(Content from DW)

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