We are in the beginning stage of planning an October trip to Malta and Sicily from NYC using frequent flyer miles which get us only to Malta. I am thinking of flying from Malta on Air Malta to Catania, renting a car and traveling for about 2 weeks ending in Palermo. As we dont want to drive in Palermo, dropping the car at the airport and taking the bus back into Palermo and spending a few days there. We would then fly on Air Malta back to Malta via Rome. Is this a viable plan and furthermore is Air Malta known to be reliable in terms of not canceling flights. Thanks so much for your guidance. I know I will have more questions as I continue to plan this trip.