New Malta route from Shannon is launched

A new Ryanair route, which will fly directly from Shannon Airport to Malta, was launched on Sunday. The route is the first ever scheduled Ryanair service to Malta from Shannon Airport. It will operate twice weekly, each Thursday and Sunday, until the October 27.

The service from Shannon Airport means that passengers will now have two airports in Ireland to depart from - Dublin or Shannon Airport – when planning their visit to Malta.

Speaking ahead of the launch of the inaugural flight, Mary Considine, CEO, Shannon Group, said: “We are delighted to launch Shannon Airport’s first ever scheduled Ryanair service to Malta and know this will be an exciting new destination for holidaymakers from the west of the country. With its warm climate, breath-taking landscapes and UNESCO World Heritage sites, Malta will undoubtedly be a very popular destination this summer for sun seekers and those who want to experience its culture.”

Tolene van der Merwe, Director of the Malta Tourism Authority, UK and Ireland, added: “We are really excited to have a new route to Malta from Shannon Airport. This route will make it easier than ever before for people in the mid-west of Ireland to visit Malta. Being just a 3.5 hour flight from Ireland with Ryanair, Malta has always been a very popular destination for Irish holidaymakers with 53,000 visitors from Ireland in 2019. With the Maltese warm and friendly culture, combined with the thrill of an action-packed or relaxing holiday, there’s every reason to visit the beautiful islands in 2022.”

With stunning coastlines, a superb climate and gorgeous swimming spots as well as a variety of leisure activities, cultural and historical locations, Malta is one of the hottest holiday destinations right now. Malta boasts over 300 days of sunshine every year and 155 miles of coastline.

Malta also has a wide array of top-notch museums and galleries, including the National Art Museum MUZA, which contains a stunning collection of art spanning from the 16th century to the present day.

You can also take the 25-minute ferry over to Malta’s sister island Gozo and spend a day exploring all its sites and landscapes.

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