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Make 2017 the year you discover the secrets of Gozo!

Posted on 01 January 2017

Our lovely island of Gozo makes a perfect destination for a holiday, with relaxing beaches, a stunning coastline to explore, pretty villages, impressive historical sites and delicious Gozitan cuisine. And with around 300 days of sunshine every year, Gozo can be enjoyed all year round.

Tempted? Then you’ll be pleased to know that with Air Malta and Ryanair both adding more flights to Malta from European cities in 2017, there’s never been a better time for you to book a holiday in beautiful Gozo.

Air Malta’s summer 2017 schedule

Malta’s national carrier, Air Malta, operates the most frequent schedule of flights to and from Malta and has announced it will be operating 150 weekly flights to 29 destinations from 26 March until 28 October 2017.

Extra flights will be operated on the airline’s routes from Malta to the following European cities:

  • Munich, Brussels, Amsterdam, Vienna, Zurich, Lyon, Rome, Catania, Palermo, Prague and Moscow.
  • In peak summer, double daily flights will operate to Munich, Rome and Catania.

There will be fewer flights during the summer season on the London Gatwick, Berlin, Manchester and Geneva routes. And the flights to Athens and Frankfurt will be dropped.

However, twice daily flights will still operate on the Frankfurt route via Air Malta’s code-share agreement with Lufthansa. Other code-sharing agreements continue with Air France, Alitalia, Aeroflot, Austrian Airlines, Emirates, Etihad, KLM, Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines, Czech Airlines, Meridiana, Swiss Airlines and Turkish Airlines. Air Malta continues to be the main charter operator in and out of Malta.

Other key European cities that Air Malta flies from include:

UK:                 London, Glascow, Cardiff, Bristol, Exeter, Manchester and Norwich.

Germany:      Berlin, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich.

Poland:          Warsaw.

Italy:                Milan, Parma, Venice.

France:          Marseille.

Netherlands:            Amsterdam.

Switzerland: Geneva.

Austria:          Vienna.

USA:               Newark.


Ryanair expands its Malta summer schedule

Ryanair’s Malta 2017 summer schedule has also been expanded thanks to an additional aircraft, bringing the total operating aircraft to four. They are increasing the number of flights to Malta from Dublin and the East Midlands, UK, plus adding six new summer routes to Malta from:

  • Brussels Zaventem, Belgium (daily).
  • Catania, Sicily (daily).
  • Nuremberg, Germany (twice weekly).
  • Toulouse, France (twice weekly).
  • Valencia, Spain (twice weekly).
  • Vilnius, Lithuania (twice weekly).

Ryanair flies to Malta from many other European destinations, including:

UK:                 London (Luton), Birmingham, Edinburgh, Bournemouth, Bristol.

Germany:      Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden.

Poland:          Krakow, Gdansk.

Italy:               Venice, Catania (Sicily).

Spain:            Madrid, Valencia, Girona.

Greece:          Athens.

Sweden:        Stockholm.

Easyjet options

Budget airline Easyjet flies directly from six European destinations to Malta, offering some options to passengers in the UK, Switzerland and Italy:

  • London Gatwick.
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle
  • Geneva
  • Milan Malpensa.
  • Naples

Getting to Gozo

As Gozo doesn’t have an airport, to reach Gozo visitors must take the 25-minute ferry crossing from Cirkewwa in Malta to Mgarr Harbour on Gozo. The Gozo Channel Ferry operates a frequent schedule throughout the day.

It’s a pleasant trip and watching Gozo’s coastline get closer adds to the anticipation of arrival. And with free wi-fi offered in the ferry terminals as well as on board, you can even start planning your Gozo itinerary and make dinner reservations while you travel.

We’ve put together a short video to show guests how easy it is to get to your Baron Holiday Home on Gozo:

We can organise for a driver to take you from Malta airport all the way to your Baron Holiday Home. Alternatively, for those guests who want to hire a car for their Gozo holiday, we offer free delivery and pick up from your Baron appartment, villa or farmhouse. More details about getting to Gozo can be found on our website.

Ask us for help

Baron Holiday Homes is happy to organise car hire, tours of Gozo, and special activities for our guests whatever time of year you visit. 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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