Malta Air, established in 2019, is a low-cost airline operating from Malta. It’s a joint venture between Ryanair and the Government of Malta, with its main hub at Malta International Airport. Malta Air, has grown rapidly, boasting a large fleet and a wide network of routes. The airline’s headquarters are located in Pietà, Malta.
In 2020, Malta Air planned to operate 66 routes from its Malta base. This included all former Ryanair routes to and from Malta, along with new destinations like Paphos, Brindisi, Trapani, Trieste, Niš, and Santiago de Compostela. Additionally, Malta Air expanded its network to include services between Dublin and Vienna, and took over the majority of Ryanair routes from Milan Bergamo Airport, along with operating Ryanair’s bases in Italy, Germany, Romania, France, and partially in Sweden.
As of March 2023, Malta Air operates a significant fleet comprising 125 Boeing 737-800s and 36 Boeing 737 MAX 200s, summing up to a total of 161 aircraft. These modern and efficient aircraft are well-suited for low-cost, short to medium-haul flights, enabling Malta Air to maintain its extensive route network across Europe.
- IATA: AL
- ICAO: MAY