Fly to Malta, named by International Living as having the best climate in the world. The mediterranean cuisine, endemic plants and animals, and ancient temples in the 'Land of Honey' are sure to appeal.
You can land on this archipelago at the Malta International Airport, in the town of Luqa. Operational since 1992, it served nearly three million passengers in 2007 and prides itself on professional service and state-of-the-art facilities.
Malta’s flag carrier, Air Malta, makes travelling from the UK a breeze. Cardiff (Wales), Glasgow, London (Gatwick), London (Heathrow & Stansted), Manchester, Newcastle, and Newquay (Saint Mawgan), are serviced by Air Malta with one to six flights per week. Air Malta allows for up to 15 kg of sports equipment at no extra charge, and serves the 'Asian Vegetarian Meal', 'Low Cholesterol Meal', and 'Hindu Meal' on request. Sky Life magazine will keep you entertained, as will the various films and documentaries on show. Air Malta’s frequent-flier programme, Flypass, offers awards such as free flights, discounted prices, and upgrades to Business Class.
For more affordable flights, try Ryanair, which fly into Malta from London-Luton, the number varying from one to six times per week. Europe's largest budget carrier, and the first of its kind in the continent, Ryanair are also the pioneer in free seat giveaways, when in May 2007, they offered a million free seats.
From London (Gatwick) and Manchester, you can fly to Malta on easyJet, another European budget carrier who use newer, more energy-efficient planes. Carbon emissions are 27% lesser as compared to other planes which fly the same routes. Not only do you save money, you save the planet too.