Air Malta has appointed Paul Sies as chief commercial officer. Sies takes his position with immediate effect and will be responsible for leading all commercial activity on a day-to-day basis.
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.
KLM has announced a codeshare partnership with Air Malta, the Maltese national airline, flying direct from Amsterdam. Under this partnership, KLM will add its code and flight numbers to Air Malta’s domestic route network allowing customers to fly via KLM’s hub airport, award-winning Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and will connect with KLM’s extensive global network.
Air Malta has confirmed it will be increasing its schedule between Malta and Djerba with an additional weekly frequency every Tuesday with effect from September 16th. The Maltese airline will therefore be operating three weekly flights to/from the Tunisian city every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
Air Malta and Etihad Airways have expanded their code-share agreement to provide travellers with improved connections between Europe, the GCC region and Australia. The two airlines extended their partnership to coincide with the launch of Etihad Airways’ service between Abu Dhabi and Rome this week.
Air Malta has announced it will commence flights from Glasgow Airport in 2014 a month earlier than planned, adding more than 1,300 extra seats. The inaugural weekly flight from Scotland’s largest city to the Mediterranean island nation will depart on Tuesday April 8th.
Air Malta has announced good news for travellers in Wales and the south-west of England by adding an extra four departures as a prelude to their summer 2014 charter season. The additional flights on this popular route will commence on Tuesday April 8th 2014, four weeks earlier than originally planned, to satisfy expected public demand for travel to the sunshine island in the Mediterranean over the spring and Easter period.
This summer, between May and October, Air Malta will again operate weekly charter flights to/from seven regional airports in the UK. In line with demand and operations in previous years, Air Malta will operate charter flights to/from Birmingham and Cardiff with two flights every week on Tuesdays and Fridays, and weekly flights on Tuesdays to/from Bristol, Exeter, Newcastle, Norwich and Glasgow airports.
Air Malta has re-branded one of its Airbus A320 aircraft to promote Valletta’s bid to become European Capital of Culture 2018. The aircraft was presented to the media during an event hosted by the airline and the Valletta 2018 Foundation, who are championing the bid.
Air Malta has confirmed the launch of charter flights from Birmingham Airport this summer. From May 1st, the Maltese airline will operate weekly charter flights to and from Birmingham, running until the end of October.