Emirates has announced that it will serve Malta with a second daily flight from August 1, 2014. This news follows the pre-entry visa exemption applicable to Maltese citizens visiting U.A.E. from March 22, 2014.
Emirates' Airbus A330-200 aircraft will be flying on a daily scheduled flight between Dubai and Malta via Larnaca, Cyprus, and on a second daily scheduled non-stop flight on Airbus A340-500 from Dubai to Malta, with the return trip flying via Tripoli.
Altogether the two aircrafts will add capacity of 917 seats a week in each direction and an additional 90 tonnes of cargo capacity per week in each direction. Maltese travellers will be able to enjoy once again daily access to Larnaca, Cyprus, which currently is operating on a four times weekly basis.
Emirates said that due to the growing demand by travellers from Tripoli, a second daily service will also commence from August 2, 2014, less than a year after the re-introduction of the Tripoli route via Malta last September. (Source: gozonews.com, 17-Mar-2014)