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Air Malta is the flag carrier of Malta and is headquartered at Malta International Airport in Luqa, Malta.
Founded in April 1974, Air Malta commenced flights with services to London, Birmingham, Manchester, Rome, Frankfurt, Paris and Tripoli. Today, Air Malta connects Malta with over 35 major cities across Europe and the Mediterranean.
The airline operates to many destinations worldwide including Catania, Milan, Rome, Turin, Olbia, Cagliari, Parma, Venice, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Dresden, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Geneva, Zurich, Benghazi, Tripoli, Vienna, Istanbul, Moscow, St Petersburg, Prague, Sofia, Brussels, Amsterdam, Budapest, Athens, Larnaca, Abu Dhabi, Stockholm, Warsaw, Algiers, Copenhagen and Oslo.
Air Malta has codeshare agreements with Aeroflot, Air France, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Lufthansa, Meridiana Fly, Swiss Airlines and Turkish Airlines. Air Malta's fleet consists of A319s and A320s.
Frequent Flyer Program
Air Malta operates a frequent flyer program in which members are able to earn KMiles every time passengers travel on Air Malta schedule services. KMiles are gained depending on flight segment, type of service and fare.
These KMiles will be redeemable for free flights to any of our destinations within the schedule route network.
There are three Tiers of membership: Temporary Tier Level, Permanent Tier Level and Diamond Tier Level.
Air Malta's Simply Fly and Best Value fare classes are entitled to 1 piece of baggage with 20kg. For Spoil Yourself, Business Basic, Value and Anytime classes, passengers are entitled to 2 pieces of baggage of 20 kg each.
In terms of hand baggage, for passengers in Club Malta, you are entitled to 1 piece of baggage with maximum weight of 15 kg per person and 20 cm x 40 x 55 dimensions and in Economy class, 1 piece of baggage of up to 10 kg.
20th February 2018
Air Malta to fly from Southend to Malta, Sardinia and Sicily
Air Malta is to commence operation from London Southend Airport this summer to the popular Mediterranean destinations of Malta, Sardinia and Sicily. From May 4, the passengers will be abled to book direct flights to Malta with Air Malta – whose capital, Valletta, is the 2018 European Capital of Culture – three times a week on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
It will also operate direct flights to Catania, Sicily, on Mondays and Thursdays, and to Cagliari, Sardinia, on Wednesdays and Sundays. These additions will also commence in May. Charles Mangion, chairman of Air Malta, said: “We are thrilled to be announcing flight services connecting Malta, Sicily, Sardinia and London. “This is more good news for Maltese, Sicilian, Sardinian and British tourists alike who now have the opportunity to visit these destinations through Air Malta’s services. Indeed, these are interesting times for Air Malta.” Glyn Jones, chief executive of Stobart Aviation, which owns London Southend Airport, added: “With our multi-award winning facilities, fast and frequent train services to London and market-leading record for punctuality, we look forward to providing an excellent service to passengers wanting to explore Malta, Sicily and Sardinia.”
9th January 2018
Air Malta launches Catania-Vienna flights, quietly ditches direct Berlin service
Airline steps in after flyNiki ceased operations
Air Malta has introduced a Catania-Vienna route in line with the government's strategy to establish the carrier as the Airline of the Mediterranean, Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi has announced.
He said Air Malta stepped in after Austrian airline flyNiki stopped operations.
"Air Malta is looking for new profitable opportunities in order to grow its route network over the Mediterranean region," he said.
Air Malta over the past months increased its links with Sicily and introduced a scheduled service to Comiso along with those it has to Catania and Palermo. It is seeking to attract passengers from Sicily who will either be brought to Malta for onward destinations, or will be flown directly from Sicily as is the case with the new service.
The new service will operate twice weekly.
Austrian low-cost airline flyNiki, headquartered at Vienna Airport, ceased operations on December 14. The airline was operating scheduled and charter services to European and North African leisure destinations from Vienna, Salzburg, Graz, Innsbruck and some German airports.
Hungarian airline WizzAir has also quickly stepped into the breach. It announced on Tuesday that it will base three aircraft in Vienna operating to various destinations, including a service to Malta from April.
Direct Berlin flights quietly stopped
Meanwhile, Air Malta has quietly ditched its direct flights to Berlin without making any prior announcements.
A number of readers contacted Times of Malta, expressing their anger at the way Air Malta had suddenly dropped the route.
In 2016, Air Malta announced it was increasing its flight frequency to up to three weekly flights on the Berlin route.
Flights to Berlin can still be booked through Air Malta’s website, but the routes on offer involve a stopover at either Frankfurt, Munich or Brussels.
Many of the flight combinations to Berlin for this month now cost over €300.
Questions sent to the airline asking why the route had been dropped and why no public announcement was made about it remained unanswered at the time of writing.
Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi has said the new strategy for returning the national carrier to profitability involved increasing the number of flights and routes on offer.
Dr Mizzi took to the floor in Parliament to announce a number of new routes, including to St Petersburg, Casablanca and Lisbon.
No announcement was made about the decision to stop flights to the German capital, however.
The airline has faced a long, uphill battle to return to profitability.
Its revenues were down by approximately €25 million during the financial year ending March 2017 compared to the previous year.
That meant ending the fiscal year with a loss of more than €13 million, a figure three times higher than the €4 million in the red it posted in March 2016. The government has recently closed off a number of collective agreements with the various unions representing the airline’s workers.
Agreement with Air Malta’s pilots remains elusive, with Dr Mizzi missing a self-imposed deadline to reach an agreement with them by the end of 2017.
The pilots’ union is holding out on signing, demanding a better pay package and improved conditions.
The Times of Malta has previously reported how banks wanted the airline to conclude talks with all unions before they can green-light new credit facilities based on a new business plan.
The four collective agreements which the airline wishes to conclude will cost an additional €16 million.
However, the airline is hoping to increase its revenues by €100 million over the five-year period in order to return to the black.
13th November 2017
Air Malta to start services to Casablanca, Venice and St Petersburg next Summer
Air Malta will inaugurate a new twice weekly scheduled service every Monday and Thursday marking a return to one of the most important cities of Africa and the largest city in Morocco, Casablanca.
In line with its growth stategy Air Malta announced direct services to three destinations; Casablanca, Venice and St Petersburg for summer 2018. The destinations were announced during the World Travel Market, the annual leading global travel trade show being held in London between the 6th and the 8th November.
Present at the WTM were Minister for Tourism Dr Konrad Mizzi, Air Malta’s Chairman, Dr Charles Mangion, Air Malta’s Acting CEO, Joseph Galea and Chief Commercial Officer, Paul Sies.
Air Malta will inaugurate a new twice weekly scheduled service every Monday and Thursday marking a return to one of the most important cities of Africa and the largest city in Morocco, Casablanca. The Air Malta is resuming its services to Casablanca after an absence of around 10 years.
Thanks to short and convenient transfers through Malta International Airport, this new Air Malta service will offer seamless flight connectivity between Casablanca and the European cities of Vienna, London, Rome, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Prague, Munich, Brussels, Marseille, Catania, Milan and Zurich together with Tel Aviv. Air Malta will also provide full cargo services on this route opening up a new cargo gateway to/from Morocco and beyond.
Air Malta will re-start flying to Venice, one of the world’s most romantic and enchanting cities, as from the 26th of March 2018. The Maltese airline will fly to Venice Marco Polo Airport with a twice a week every Monday and Saturday.
Air Malta will start operating a twice weekly scheduled service to St Petersburg, Russia, every Wednesday and Saturday as from the 29th March 2018. The flight schedule to the city will complement the three times weekly service to Russia’s capital, Moscow, which will increase to a four weekly flight schedule in peak summer.
21st September 2017
Air Malta launches low-cost Go-Light option to fliers
Air Malta has introduced a new range of prices under the Go-Light brand.
The new product range includes a new product – Go Light, a hand luggage only one-way starting from just €39.
This type of fare, which is the first step Air Malta is taking to become a hybrid airline, gives guests the opportunity to travel on a low fare without having to sacrifice the level of service expected from a traditional airline.
Commenting on this announcement Malta minister for tourism Konrad Mizzi said that this initiative is part of the Air Malta’s revitalisation process and is expected to increase sales in the coming weeks.
This complements decisions such as the return to Frankfurt, Tunis and to Manchester together with the decision to add another aircraft to the fleet next summer.
The minister announced that Air Malta is also working on a number of new routes and frequencies. In fact, the Malaga route was announced only yesterday and will commence as from summer 2018.
Air Malta chairman Charles Mangion added: “The changes introduced today are the first tangible proof of a changing National Airline.
“This is a bold step for us, aimed to offer an enhanced and superior product whilst also increasing much needed revenue.
“The hybrid model adopted provides guests with a unique platform that empowers them to build a tailor made product according to their wants and needs.
“These changes have been implemented following the feedback and comments received from customers.”
24th August 2017
Air Malta to relaunch Manchester service
Air Malta is set to relaunch flights between Manchester and Malta
The airline had stated that the decision to axe the route would save it €2 million and the chance to focus on more profitable routes. In a press release this morning, it says the decision has “been reversed in line with Air Malta’s growth strategy”.
Commenting on the relaunch, UK and Ireland director of Malta Tourism Authority Peter Vella said:
“Capitalising on Malta’s increasing popularity, we’re looking forward to welcoming this flight back to Manchester, offering genuine Maltese hospitality from the moment of take-off.”
Starting from May 1, 2018, the summer service will operate weekly until October 16, departing Tuesdays at 0730 from Malta, arriving in Manchester at 1005, with the return leg leaving Manchester at 1055 and landing in Malta at 1515.
The route joins Air Malta’s existing summer UK routes, including Heathrow Terminal 4 (double daily and three times daily on a Friday), Gatwick South Terminal (daily), Birmingham and Bristol (weekly).
12th May 2017
Air Malta confirms reconnecting Malta to North Africa
Following the restart of scheduled services between the islands and Tunis Carthage Airport from June 26.
The new schedule will be operated 3 x Weekly on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays.
Set to increase connectivity between Tunisia and Europe, with a short transit time though Malta International Airport, the carrier will also provide full cargo services on the route, thus facilitating the movements of goods.
“Now that the situation in Tunisia has stabilised, we want to be amongst the first airlines to connect Europe with the country again,” said Paul Sies, chief commercial officer, Air Malta.
25th April 2017
Air Malta announces resuming of flights to Tunisia
Air Malta has announced it will recommence flight services between the islands and Tunis Carthage Airport from 26th June 2017. The airline are excited for the service to start again for the summer period and will fly 3 x weekly. Air Malta have been following the situation in North Africa every day and now that situation in Tunisia has stabilised, the airline want to be amongst the first of Airlines to connect Europe with the country again.
“Tunisia is a great destination and we are confident that it is going to be a great addition to our schedule as we connect Tunis not only with Malta, but also with a lot of our European destinations. The country is, ideal for weekend breaks and sun certain holidays,” said Paul Sies, Air Malta’s Chief Commercial Officer.
13th April 2017
Air Malta announced it was to offer scheduled flights to Israel
In a statement announcing the beginning of its summer schedule next Sunday, the airline said it had planned 150 weekly flights to 30 destinations using a fleet of eight aircraft. It was set to carry over 1.2 million passengers. The airline said that this summer it had increased frequencies on the Munich, Brussels, Amsterdam, Vienna, Zurich, Rome, Catania, Lyon, Palermo, Prague and Moscow routes.
It would operate with up to double daily flights in peak summer to Munich, Rome and Catania. The Maltese National airline intended to continue codeshare agreements with Air France, Alitalia, Aeroflot, Austrian Airlines, Emirates, Etihad, KLM, Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines, Czech Airlines, Meridiana, Swiss Airlines and Turkish Airlines.
Air Malta won an award for punctuality in which it was awarded the Punctuality Award 2015 for Short Haul Airline at the 9th edition of the Brussels Airport Aviation Awards.
Air Malta operates 9 weekly flights to Brussels Airport and the airport handles 23 million passengers every year.
Air Malta announced excellent load factors on the first two months of operations of Air Malta's new route to Palermo. The twice weekly schedule to the Sicilian capital, which commenced on the 4th July, will be retained throughout winter 2016/7.
The services between Malta and Palermo are operating in addition to the 15 weekly flights to the island’s other important city of Catania. This strong presence in the Sicilian market reinforces Air Malta’s leading position serving the two islands and the national airline’s commitment to both markets.
Air Malta successfully renewed its IATA Operational Safety Audit registration, following a comprehensive audit, carried out by a foreign IATA-accredited Audit Organisation. OSA is an internationally recognised evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline.
The audit, which covers over 900 standards across all the organisation, verified the airline’s operational departments including: Organisation and Management System, Flight Operations, Operational Control and Flight Dispatch, Aircraft Engineering and Maintenance, Cabin Operations, Ground Handling Operations, Cargo Operations and Security Management. Each department is audited for the required documented policy and procedures, as well as the correct implementation.
Malta International Airport
Malta International Airport is the only airport in Malta and it serves the Maltese Islands. It is also the main hub for Air Malta and is also a focus city for Ryanair. The airport has two runaways and can handle 5 million passengers every year. Other airlines which fly to and from Malta International Airport include Aegean Airlines, Air Berlin, Air Serbia, Emirates, Brussels Airlines, Finnair, Lufthansa, Niki, Turkish Airlines, Vueling and many others.
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Air Malta Flights
Air Malta is government owned and operates to a wide range of European and North African destinations. These include Tunis, Benghazi, Tripoli and Casablanca plus Vienna, Brussels, Sofia, Lyons, Marseilles, Nantes, Paris, Toulouse, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Athens, Budapest, Catania, Milan, Naples, Palermo, Reggio, Rome, Venice, Riga, Amsterdam, Oslo, Lisbon, Porto, Moscow, St Petersburg, Barcelona, Madrid, Stockholm, Geneva, Zurich and Istanbul. From the UK Air Malta operate a large number of services including flights from Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, London (Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted), Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, East Midlands and Southampton.
Flights to Malta on Air Malta
Last month saw the arrival of Air Malta’s twelfth brand new Airbus aircraft, fulfilling a three-year total fleet renewal programme, which has given Air Malta a new single type fleet of Airbus aircraft. It represents an investment in leading edge technology with a list price of close to USD800 million. This is a quality airline in every sense and if you choose Malta as your holiday destination with its new aircraft and new cheap special fare pricing policy Air Malta is undoubtedly worth considering.
Air Malta operate a single type mixed fleet of 12 aircraft, 7 Airbus A320’s and 5 Airbus A319’s.
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