Universal Air will start operations from Malta on the 26th March 2024. Traditionally a cargo carrying airline, they have shifted their operations and with a new fleet, will be targeting passenger travel.

The company operates turboprop planes, not like the more common Boeing and Airbus planes.

These unique aircraft are capable and fuel efficient, each with 78-seat capacity means Universal Air can offer flights to smaller, less-serviced regional airports.

According to Universal Air’s CEO Simon Cook, the company is setting out to offer a “premium economy service with low-cost prices” – a middle ground between budget airlines and more expensive operators.

The airline will soon operate up to three flights a week to Athens, Corfu, Ibiza, Munich, Palermo and Pécs (Hungary), with more destinations planned for later this year. A one-way ticket to Ibiza will start at around €80.