Air Malta is increasing its seat capacity by around 21 percent or 146,000 seats and this winter will be operating over 110 weekly flights to 22 destinations around the world, the company announced this week.
The winter schedule, which starts this coming weekend and will run up to the end of March 2018, sees the airline operating twice-daily flights to London-Heathrow and Catania and daily flights to Brussels, Rome, London-Gatwick, Munich, and Vienna.
“To operate this ambitious plan the airline will increase the operational aircraft flying hours by nearly 30 percent over the whole winter schedule,” said Dr Konrad Mizzi, Malta’s Minister of Tourism.
“This is good news for our customers, tourists, and our employees. The increase of routes and frequencies during the winter months will also support the government’s efforts to reduce seasonality in tourism arrivals,” he added.
This winter Air Malta will be operating direct flights to/from: Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Catania, Comiso, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, London (Gatwick and Heathrow), Lyon, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Palermo, Paris (Charles de Gaulle and Orly), Prague, Rome, Tel Aviv, Tunis, Vienna and Zurich.
“We are excited that we are increasing flights to London, Rome…. and adding Comiso as our new destination. We are also eager to continue our flights to Tunisia throughout the season,” said Air Malta chief commercial officer Paul Sies.
The airline will also be operating various code-share agreements with reputable airlines, offering more connectivity to destinations beyond the airline’s network. The current list of code-share partner airlines includes Etihad, Air France, KLM, Lufthansa, Austrian, Brussels Airlines, SWISS, Aeroflot, Meridiana, Turkish Airlines and Emirates.
“Overall we aim to carry over half a million passengers to and from the Maltese Islands over the winter period,” Sies said.
Discover the World Greece is the general sales agent (GSA) of Air Malta in Greece.