The number of flights operated by Air Malta to and from the UK will increase in Air Malta's summer timetable which starts at the beginning of April. From 4th April, the airline will fly an additional service on Fridays between London Gatwick to Catania in Sicily taking the number of flights per week to 5. Starting on 1st May, an additional flight will be added from Manchester to Malta taking the number per week to 8 flights. Air Malta also operates flights from other major UK airports to Malta, including Glasgow to Malta and Birmingham to Malta. Malta is an increasingly popular destination for tourists and the island has several sites which are under the UNESCO World Heritage Site umbrella. The island also has numerous spas and long beautiful beaches.