MIA enhances its link with Sicily with Comiso flight
Malta International Airport has further enhanced its link with Sicily with the introduction of a connection to the Pio La Torre airport in Comiso. Passengers on board the first Air Malta flight to the Sicilian town were treated to a cake-cutting ceremony on Sunday evening marking the launch of this new service.
The cake for this customary inaugural flight ceremony was inspired by the Castle of the Naselli, an imposing landmark in Comiso that should rank high on every visitor’s must-see list. Comiso’s churches are no less worthy of a visit as they are troves of precious art, frescoes, and artefacts, some of which date back to the Middle Ages.
Hit hard by the 1963 earthquake, Comiso was largely re-built in a Baroque style evident in the architecture flanking the town’s streets and cobbled lanes.
Located in the south-eastern part of the island, Comiso is a short distance away from Ragusa Ibla, Modica, and Scicili, all of which are Baroque towns recognised as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Different spots around these three towns served as filming locations for the popular Sicilian detective series Il Commissario Montalbano.
Comiso will be reachable via biweekly flights, departing from Malta International Airport every Friday and Sunday, throughout the winter season, with a third flight being added in the summer months.
Sicily has long been a favourite short getaway destination with locals and the addition of Comiso to the airport’s schedule, alongside Catania and Palermo, is expected to continue to cement the island’s popularity.