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Published: Tue 07 Jun 2022 at 11:11


On the back of very strong demand from holidaymakers looking to enjoy some winter sunshine, and Jet2holidays have extended the season to Malta, with flights operating in the winter period from Birmingham, Leeds Bradford and London Stansted Airports for the first time since Winter 19/20. In addition, the companies have also extended the season to Malta from Manchester Airport.  

The extension means the leading leisure airline and UK’s leading tour operator to the Mediterranean are operating services to the popular destination up to 28th November 2022, with flights starting from March 2023.  

Representing nearly 6,000 additional seats going on sale, and Jet2holidays are increasing capacity to Malta compared to Winter 21 by over 60 percent and offering customers and independent travel agents even greater choice and flexibility when it comes to enjoying or offering a holiday in the sunshine. 

Set in the heart of the Mediterranean, Malta is one of the smallest countries in the world but offers plenty when it comes to culture and sightseeing. Surrounded by centuries-old walls and bursting with grand mansions and lush gardens, the Mediterranean island is made for exploring all year round. Holidaymakers can discover the UNESCO-stamped capital Valletta and the quaint, ages-old silent city of Mdina. There are also Malta’s seaside resorts including Mellieha Bay, St Paul’s Bay and Qawra, offering stretches of rocky coast and sheltered bays.  

The additional services are as follows: 


  • Monday services extended to 28th November 2022 and restarting from 13th February 2023. 

Leeds Bradford  

  • Wednesday services now operating from 1st March 2023.  

London Stansted  

  • Thursday services extended until 24th November 2022 and restarting from 16th February 2023. 


  • Thursday services extended to 17th November 2022 and restarting from 2nd March 2023 onwards. This means the award-winning airline and tour operator are offering up to two weekly flights (Thursday and Sunday) from the base in November and March.  

On the back of international travel returning to normal, and Jet2holidays have continued to see strong and sustained demand from holidaymakers looking to get away. The assurance of an ATOL protected package holiday is also proving to be popular with customers, as is booking through a reputable provider that has looked after customers during the pandemic. and Jet2holidays have been widely praised and commended for their handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, including swiftly refunding customers who have had their flights or holidays cancelled. Most recently, both companies were recognised as Which? Travel Brand of the Year for the way the companies have looked after customers and independent travel agents, both during the pandemic as well as now that international travel has reopened. The Institute of Customer Service recently ranked Jet2holidays as the best UK tour operator and as the best UK airline for providing customer service. and Jet2holidays were also ranked as the Best Travel Firms for providing refunds according to a survey of respondents by Money Saving Expert, and the UK Civil Aviation Authority has recognised as the only UK airline to provide prompt refunds. 

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays, said: “Since the return of international travel, we have seen strong and sustained demand. As always, we have responded to that demand by extending the season to Malta from Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, London Stansted and Manchester Airports and offering flights up to the end of November and restarting again in March. It means we are operating services to Malta in the winter period once again from Birmingham, Leeds Bradford and London Stansted Airports, giving customers and independent travel agents even more opportunity to enjoy or offer a holiday in the sunshine. With customers continuing to jump at the chance to book and travel on their well-deserved holidays, we are confident that these new services to Malta, coupled with our award-winning customer service, will prove very popular.”  

MTA CEO Carlo Micallef said, “ and Jet2holidays are very important UK partners for Malta and are consolidating their role as leading agents for the rapid recovery of British tourism numbers to the destination.” 

Malta International Airport CEO Alan Borg said: “We are delighted that the United Kingdom will be benefitting from increased connectivity to Malta in the off-peak months through’s vote of confidence in our islands. Besides mild and sunny winters, Malta has plenty to offer to visitors in terms of historical attractions, cultural events, and a burgeoning culinary scene. We look forward to continue to work with and Jet2holidays to develop much-needed capacity on routes to the United Kingdom so that we may see our once-strongest market back at the top of our leaderboard.”

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