Galea steps up to lead Air Malta

Galea steps up to lead Air Malta

Air Malta has announced the appointment of Joseph Galea as acting chief executive as the two-year term of the present chief Philip Micallef comes to an end.

Galea has over thirty years’ experience in the travel industry and for the last two years has been deputy chief commercial officer with Air Malta, following a long stint with MTA as director international marketing based in Germany.

After thirty-five years in senior executive roles in Malta and various countries, Micallef will be moving on to the next challenge in his career.

Micallef commented: “My two year term at Air Malta has been very challenging and interesting.

“Thanks to the commitment and hard work of my management colleagues and all the staff we have managed to exit the EU Restructuring Plan and the airline is finally back on the road to profitability.

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“The company is now entering a new and exciting phase of growth and moving closer towards the conclusion of the talks with the strategic partner.

“I have worked very closely with Joseph for the last two years and the company is in the hands of a person who knows the market and its players extremely well.”