New Belfast-Malta service takes off
EasyJet has launched a new service from Belfast to Malta.
The twice-weekly flight from Belfast International is the airline's 20th route from Northern Ireland.
Malta's High Commissioner to the UK, Joseph Zammit Tabona, was among passengers on the inaugural flight on Monday morning.
"EasyJet is a key partner, and connections between the United Kingdom and Malta have never been this good. Through the addition of the twice-weekly route from Belfast, the people of Northern Ireland can now easily access Malta and all that is has to offer," he said.
EasyJet lists Paris and London Stansted among its other destinations from Belfast.
Regional general manager Paul Simmons said: "We're delighted to be launching this new route to Malta, which is a popular destination for leisure and business travellers, and strengthens easyJet's existing destinations from Northern Ireland.
"Malta has a rich history that is evident in its stunning architecture. For today's visitors, there is also the obvious attraction of clear blue waters and dry, warm summers."