First passengers from Bordeaux land at MIA

This afternoon, Malta International Airport welcomed the first Volotea flight from Bordeaux, thus marking the launch of its third, new route for summer. Passengers on board the aircraft were greeted with plenty of sunshine and a cake-cutting ceremony inside the terminal to celebrate this new connection.

The start of operations from Bordeaux brings Malta International Airport’s French destinations up to six. For the time being, Volotea will be operating a Thursday flight to Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport, increasing the frequency to biweekly operations towards the end of June.

Bordeaux is found in the south-west of France and is hailed as the country’s wine capital, producing millions of bottles yearly. In addition to this, Bordeaux has its very own wine museum – Le Cité du Vin – and a wine festival celebrated every two years.

Besides wine, Bordeaux has much to offer in terms of culture, historical sites, and monuments. One of the most recognisable and photographed attractions is the Water Mirror, which is listed as a contemporary World Heritage Site by UNESCO.