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Getting to Gozo for your holiday is now easier than ever

Posted on 28 February 2022

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If you’ve been waiting impatiently to plan that well-deserved holiday on Gozo then the good news is that the summer 2022 should see a return to normal service.

Although, of course, adults arriving in Malta will need to show proof of full vaccination. And it is advised that you check the current travel requirements set out by the Maltese Government.

As Gozo doesn’t have an airport, visitors must fly to Malta International Airport (MLA) and get ferry connections across to Gozo. Airlines flying to MLA from a wide selection of European destinations include Air Malta, Lufthansa, RyanAir (Malta Air), easyJet and Wizz Air plus other major airlines such as Air France, ITA and British Airways.

In this blog post we give an overview of the latest flight options to Malta and explain how easy it is to get to your Baron Holiday Home on Gozo.

 

Malta International Airport

In February 2022 MLA celebrated an important milestone – the 30th anniversary  of the opening of its terminal building. Over the decades the airport has benefited from significant investment and expansion. And in 2019 the airport reported it had handled a record 7.3 million passengers, of which 2.8 million were tourists. Then, as we all know, in early 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic hit and flights were halted.

MLA’s plans for 2022 include a new food court and customs area – both projects aim to enhance the customer experience. 

 

London Gatwick reopens Terminal 2

After being closed for the past two years, London Gatwick’s Terminal 2 will recommence operations on Sunday 27 March. Airlines running flights from Terminal 2 include AirMalta, RyanAir, easyJet, British Airways and Turkish Airlines.

 

Air Malta to resume flights

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Relaxing at Djar Ta’ Menzja, Gozo. Photo credit: Tessa Mercieca

Malta’s national carrier Air Malta is based at MLA and intends to resume direct flights to London Gatwick, Madrid and Moscow Sheremetyevo airports from 27 March 2022.

There will be a daily service to London Gatwick, three flights a week to Madrid, and two flights each week to Moscow. In 2022 Air Malta will be operating more than 250 flights every week to 20 destinations, including 15 services a week to London Heathrow.

 

New routes to Malta in 2022

Some airlines have responded to the pent-up demand for Mediterranean holidays by increasing the number of routes to Malta. This should mean European tourists booking their Gozo holidays will have a great choice of flights. The new routes include:

RyanAir – Two new routes to Malta from Shannon and Bordeaux. This increases its total number of Maltese routes to more than 60 from destinations all across Europe.

EasyJet – A new route from Bristol Airport to Malta will operate twice weekly from July 2022. EasyJet also flies to Malta direct from Manchester and Gatwick plus European cities such as Brussels, Madrid, Paris and Amsterdam.

Jet2 – Serves Malta from a number of UK regional airports such as East Midlands, Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham plus Stansted from April and Leeds Bradford from May. A new route will also operate to Malta from Bristol Airport in 2022.

 

Getting to Gozo

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Ferries crossing the Gozo Channel. Photo credit: Baron Holiday Homes

 

After landing at MAL, visitors intending an onward journey to Gozo have a number of different options.

If you’ve booked a Baron Holiday Home for your Gozo holiday, you’ll find full details on getting to Gozo here. And we can also help with airport transfers, car hire, and organise a welcome pack of basic groceries for you at your Gozo holiday home. This video gives you an idea of how we can help make your arrival on Gozo as smooth as possible.

 

Many of our guests opt to be picked up from the airport by our driver. They then escort you and your luggage straight to your Baron Holiday Home via a 25-minute ferry ride to Mġarr Harbour. We can then help organise car hire from our trusted local partners once you’ve settled in.

If you prefer to travel under your own steam without a car, then there are two other ferry services for you to choose from. Both operate between the Grand Harbour in Valletta and Gozo’s Mġarr harbour with the journey taking around 45 minutes. Gozo Fast Ferry starting operating in June 2021 and the new Gozo Express will begin running from mid-March 2022.

Both offer integrated services with Malta Public Transport so once you have your personalised Tallinja Card you can simply tap and go. You can also book tickets online. Bicycles and pets travel for free.

 

Why choose Baron Holiday Homes?

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The pool at Dream by Hamlet Holiday Home, Gozo. Photo credit: Baron Holiday Homes

 

Booking a stay with us is easy. We have a flexible booking policy with a low deposit and you only need pay the balance 15 days before arrival. Simply browse through the list of our fabulous rental properties on Gozo to find the apartment, villa or restored farmhouse that perfectly suits your needs.

The Baron Experience is exceptional. We have been operating in Gozo for more than 25 years and most of our properties are fully owned and serviced. We also offer a wide range of extra in-house services designed to make your Gozo holiday as hassle free and enjoyable as possible.

 

Ask us for help

Baron Holiday Homes is happy to organise car hire, tours of Gozo, and many other things to do in Gozo for our guests. Just get in touch and we'll tell you all you need to know about walks near to your rental property, special events in villages nearby, and other local information.

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