Flights to Malta from Belfast and Norwich are being introduced by Ryanair this summer as part of the airline’s biggest schedule to the island.
A total of 67 routes will operate with seven aircraft based in Malta.
Frequency is being raised on 20 existing services to Valletta.
The expansion, including a third new route from Rome, is expected to drive a 22% rise in annual passengers to 4.5 million with a claimed investment of $700 million.
Group chief executive Michel O’Leary said: “Ryanair is pleased to announce its biggest ever summer ’24 schedule for Malta, with three new routes to Belfast, Norwich and Rome, offering Malta’s citizens/visitors even more choice for weekend city breaks and summer holidays at the lowest fares in Europe.
“These three new routes reflect Ryanair’s dedication to providing Malta with the best travel experience at the lowest cost.
“Our $700 million investment in the island and our 22% traffic growth highlights Ryanair’s commitment to Malta’s tourism growth and connectivity.”