Air Malta is appointing Joe Cappello as its Chief Executive Officer. He will replace Ernst Funk, who has left the company after some three and a half years.
Cappello, who has held a number of top level positions within the airline, the last of which was as Chief Operating Officer, will have the task to continue leading the company through the difficult path of restructuring and return to profitability.
Commenting on this top appointment, Lawrence Zammit, Air Malta’s Chairman said “Joe Cappello brings with him the in-depth, hands-on knowledge he has of the company and the airline industry. His leadership qualities are well known and he is a respected individual and professional both locally and overseas. Cappello’s experience is vast in every area of our business not least in the critical commercial revenue generating aspect. I am sure that together with the senior management team he will continue to lead the business in the right direction”.
On his part Cappello said, “This is indeed the biggest professional challenge that I have had to face, and which I have taken on knowing that I have the support and backing of the shareholder, the board of directors, the four unions and the employees. I know that I can count on each and every one of us to do what is required of us in these difficult times. The task is huge, the resources are limited, but the willingness, experience and capability to turn the company around and continue delivering our seamless service is there”.