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easyJet Expands Malta Base With New Route

The airline will primarily compete with Ryanair in the market.

An EasyJet A320 with Sharklets (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

European low-cost carrier easyJet has recently revealed that it will commence a new route from Malta to Liverpool’s John Lennon International Airport. This comes after the airline has rapidly grown the Mediterranean island nation’s hub with flights to Amsterdam, Bristol, Basel, and Nice. 

The route marks the 10th out of the carrier’s southern European hub since it started flying there in March 2008. The flights to Liverpool will operate twice weekly, departing on Tuesdays and Sundays.

Flights to John-Lennon will only increase the number of passengers who travel through the hub, with the current figures according to easyJet being over 400,000 customers annually. This only adds to the running total of passengers who have traveled with easyJet to the Mediterranean island, a number which the airline claims to be over four million. 

Rather than being a seasonal route, something which is extremely prevalent for European carriers operating to warmer destinations, easyJet plans to fly to Malta all year round. The Luton-headquartered airline declared the starting date for the flights linking the two cities to be Dec. 10, 2024.

easyJet has not only continued to incorporate more destinations into its Malta base but also into its Northern England hub, having added four more for the UK’s fifth most populous city in the last year. 

To the CEO of Malta International Airport, Alan Borg, the benefits of the network expansion are clear. In a press release submitted by easyJet, the CEO stated that “the addition of the Liverpool route to easyJet’s schedule will support Malta International Airport’s efforts to enhance connectivity with the United Kingdom, as this market, one of our biggest in terms of tourism, edges closer to pre-pandemic traffic levels.”

On the other side of the new flight, Paul Winfield, the aviation director of Liverpool John Lennon airport referenced easyJet’s competition on the route, namely Ryanair,  and how they’ve only managed to operate 9% of all flights to Malta from the Northwest. Winfield said that he believed that this route had “significant potential to grow from here.”

Sam Jakobi


  • Sam Jakobi

    Sam Jakobi is a young aviation journalist based in London, U.K. A lifelong Airbus fan, he has adored aviation for as long as he can remember. Sam writes articles and conducts interviews with members of the aviation community.

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