However, getting to Malta will soon be even easier. British Airways has announced the launch of flights to Malta from Gatwick, starting at the end of March.
The service will run seven days per week. From Gatwick:
Mon / Tue / Wed – leaving 09.35, arriving 13.45
Thu / Sun – leaving 16.45, arriving 20.55
Friday – leaving 16.00, arriving 20.10
Saturday – leaving 08.00, arriving 12.10
On the return:
Mon / Tue / Wed – leaving 14.30, arriving 16.45
Thu / Sun – leaving 21.40, arriving 23.55
Friday – leaving 20.45, arriving 23.00
Saturday – leaving 12.50, arriving 15.05
Tickets are already for sale at ba.com.
An Avios redemption will cost you 20,000 Avios points + £35 tax return in Economy and 40,000 Avios + £50 in Club Europe / Business. However, it is worth noting that cash fares are looking very reasonable at the moment so you should do a comparison before deciding to use your Avios.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (April 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.
There are two official British Airways American Express cards:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
Do you have a small business? Until 20th May 2021, you can receive a special sign-up bonus worth 29,900 Avios with the Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa credit card. This offer is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to learn more.
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)