The dead silence which dominated the Malta International Airport over the last three and a half months was finally broken this morning with the first movement of passengers leaving and arriving in Malta as various flights operated by different airlines started again.
Today, Maltese authorities re-opened the airport for commercial flights. Tourism Minister, Julia Farrugia Portelli, said that Malta is expecting to close the year with 700,000 tourists.
Economy Minister Sivlio Schembri said that the reopening of Malta International Airport proves that the country is returning to normality.
A journalist and cameraperson from tvm.com.mt are on board the Air Malta flight heading to Fiumicino airport in Rome which left at 8am.
There are 143 passengers on board while the return flight from Rome is expected to carry 115 passengers. You can listen to the comments of Daphne Cassar from outside the airport in Malta.