As with other countries, the virus known as Covid-19 hit Malta, forcing the closure of the airport.
09.03.20. All flights from/to Bergamo and Treviso and Milan are cancelled. Later changed to include all flights from/to Italian airports.
10.03.20. Turkish A/Ls cancels its flight to Malta.
11.03.20. Flights from Spain, France, Germany and Switzerland are all cancelled under further notice.
13.03.20. As of 13:30 local time, the Malta Health Authorities suspend all flights from/to China (including Hong Kong), France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Spain and Switzerland. Cargo, maintenance, humanitarian and any other flights allowed to seek special dispensation to operate to/from Malta.
14.03.20. Malta School of Flying cancels its ground and flight instruction until the 20th.
17.03.20. Emirates cancels all flights until 30.04.20.
20.03.20. All passenger flights inbound to Malta suspended after 23.59hrs
24.03.20. Ryanair stops operations from Malta (including by its subsidiary Malta Air).
14.04.20. Med-Avia announces closure of its flight operations, letting go of its pilots. But the maintenance section of the company will continue to operate.
MIA reopens for flights in July.
EasyJet cancels flights to Malta until 15.08.20-15.09.20.