Malta's national airline, Air Malta, operates regular scheduled flights out of 27 European airports. Air Malta also operates an extensive charter network, with 18 points in UK and 15 in mainland Europe. Air Malta is represented by British Airways in the US and Canada.

Other International airlines that operate scheduled flights to Malta include: Alitalia, Swissair, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, Transavia, Egyptair, Balkan Airlines, Areoflot, British Airways, Tuninter, Corsair, Condorflug and LTU/LTU Sud.

All flights to Malta operate into and out of Malta International Airport's new terminal.


Passengers travelling to Malta by sea have a choice of three alternatives.

1. The Gozo Channel Company operates a weekly service between Malta and Catania in Sicily in April and May, increasing to twice a week from June till mid July and four times a week in the summer months. Cruising time is around eight hours.

Agents for Gozo Channel Co. and for Virtu Rapid Ferries Ltd. are: Multitours, 21 Sussex Street, London SW1V 4RR Tel: (0171) 821-7000

2. Virtu Ferries Limited operates a high-speed passenger-only catamaran service from Licata Catania and Pozzallo to Malta. The service is operated daily between June and September, decreasing to three times weekly between October and May. Approximate length of journey is 3 hours to Catania and slightly less to Pozzallo.

Further information on the catamaran service may be obtained from Virtu Ferries Ltd, 3 Princess Elizabeth Terrace, Ta' Xbiex, Malta. Tel: 317088; Fax: 314533; Telex 1214 SHIPAZMW.

3. The Italian line "Tirrenia" offers service three times a week from Malta to Syracuse, Catania and Reggio Calabria, and a weekly crossing from Naples.

Agents for Tirrenia are: Serena Holidays, 40/42 Kenway Road, London, SW5 0RA. Tel: (0171) 3706293