Horus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2116 times:
BA have a daily service on the LGW-MLA route. They flights are operated by GB Airways. Flights are operated with a mixture of A320s and A321s.
I've been to MLA four times. Three times I was simply transiting there with KM on the LHR-MLA-CAI route. The fourth time I went there on holiday with a group of friends (went with Monarch Airline). The place is fantastic and the people are great, but be careful the weather out of season (October-May) is very cold.
Madhatter From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2112 times:
BA flights to Malta depart from Gatwick and also as of next summer from Manchester. They are operated by GB Airways though not BA mainline. This is an independent franchise operator. The aircraft will be on an A320 or A321 just look on the ba website to check out which for which specific day.
AIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2535 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2067 times:
I have been to Malta 6 times now and it is a fantastic places to visit... Although the island is small, there are many things to see : Valletta, Mdina, the temples in Mnejdra, Hagar Qim and Gjantija (Gozo), Gozo, Blue Grotto, the fishermen port of Marsaxlokk and the amazing Dingli Cliffs.
Concerning BA's operations, they fly there 8 times weekly in winter with a mix of A320 and A321 operated by franshise partner GB airways. They fly out of LGW. I have never been on those flights as I always got to Malta from Tunis with Air Malta. If you can afford it, you can also incluse a short week end in Tunis for as little as 180 euros if you book early.
BENNETT123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1944 times:
I went in 2002.
We flew out on A321 G-TTIA of GB Airways, (a beautiful plane). The service is also better than BA. I flew back on B737 G-OGBC.
There are a number of points of interest.
1. The War Museum in Valletta.
2.Safi which had a C47 and 3 BAC 111. Leave the airport take a left hander, follow the road until the bridge which passes under the runway and then take another left hander.
You will see a gantry by the fence. The locals climb up it, and security does not seem to mind. You can then see the runway/taxiway from the other side.
If you look away from the runway, you will see Safi.
3. The Air Museum at T'Qali.
4. There is also a spectator gallery upstairs at the airport. Much of the traffic is routine, but I saw a B727 owned by the Nomads (N727M) and a B727 and F28 of Libyan Arab Airlines 5A-DIH and 5A-DLV).
BBADXB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1884 times:
You may also be interested in visiting the aviation museum at Ta' Qali.
I concur that GB Airways have a somewhat better service than mainline BA. GB Airways fly in from LGW daily on A320 or A321 equipment, going up to 12x weekly in summer, and as of May 2005, a nonstop flight from MAN a coupla times a week. Having said that, I'd prefer a LHR mainline BA service!
Richardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3763 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1868 times:
My nearest airport is LGW and I fly GT a lot. They do have excellent, highly trained cabin crew that really do care about the passengers having a good flight.
I'd do a search on orbitz or expedia to see who offers the best through journey from your nearest airport in the US to MLA.