The Malta Independent 3 March 2024, Sunday
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Ryanair launches new routes to Belfast, Norwich and Rome

Wednesday, 7 February 2024, 12:06 Last update: about 24 days ago

Ryanair on Wednesday announced what is its biggest ever schedule for Malta, including three new routes to Belfast in Northern Ireland, Norwich in England, and Rome Fiumicino in Italy.

The new schedule for Summer 2024 includes a total of 67 routes, with the frequency of 20 routes to and from Malta being increased.

Ryanair will also have another aircraft based in the country, bringing its total up to seven aircraft based in Malta. 

The airline said that its traffic in Malta had grown by 22% to 4.5 million per year.

“Ryanair is committed to further growth and investment in Malta, underpinned by its $700 million investment in the island, with 7 based aircraft (including 3 B737 Gamechangers) which supports over 4,000 local jobs, which are so vital to Malta’s island economy, where tourism is the largest industry and employer,” the airline said in a statement.

To celebrate its three new routes for Summer 2024, Ryanair has launched a 3-day seat sale with fares from just €24.99 available from today, Wednesday, for booking only at ryanair.com.

Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said: “As Malta’s number 1 airline, Ryanair is pleased to announce its biggest ever S24 schedule for Malta, with 3 new routes to Belfast, Norwich, and Rome, offering Malta’s citizens/visitors even more choice for weekend city breaks and summer holidays at the lowest fares in Europe. These 3 new routes reflect Ryanair’s dedication to providing Malta with the best travel experience at the lowest cost. Our $700m investment in the island and our 22% traffic growth highlights Ryanair’s commitment to Malta's tourism growth and connectivity."

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