Lonely Planet Writer

Tourist fined for dashing onto Maltese runway after missing his flight

A Spanish man has been fined €2300 after he ran out onto the runway at Malta’s airport to try to prevent his flight from leaving without him.

Malta's airport.
Malta International Airport. Image by Cezary Borysiuk / CC BY 2.0

The man was running late and by the time he reached the gate staff had already closed the counter and left. Seeing the aircraft on the runway outside, he forced open the emergency exit and made a dash onto the apron. Read more: timesofmalta.com