airBaltic and Air Malta have concluded a codeshare agreement.
The partnership will enable airBaltic passengers to reach Malta every day via common gateways in Europe as well as additional destinations served from Malta.
In turn this agreement will offer passengers of the national airline of the Maltese Islands better connectivity to the Baltics and eastern Europe.
Martin Gauss, chief executive, airBaltic, said: “We are delighted to collaborate with Air Malta thus further improving our strong network of codeshare partner airlines that ensures smooth and seamless travel for airBaltic customers.
“The new codeshare agreement will improve airBaltic services between Malta and the Baltics allowing passengers to connect every day on this route via such common gateways as Vienna, Munich, Brussels, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, London, Geneva, Zurich among others.”
Air Malta will place its flight code KM on direct flights Malta-Riga operated by airBaltic as well as connecting flights between Malta and the Baltics, whilst airBaltic will put its code BT on flights from Riga, Vilnius, and Tallinn to Malta as well as to Catania, Italy, via common gateways.
Air Malta connects Malta with around 30 major cities across Europe, North Africa and the Mediterranean.
Working together with partner airlines, the airline offers convenient connections to many more destinations in North America and the Middle East.
Paul Sies, chief commercial officer at Air Malta, added: “This agreement is yet another milestone for Air Malta in its growth strategy and widening its network.
“We are rapidly changing, transforming our business model to a hybrid carrier while rapidly increasing our frequencies on existing routes, we are opening new destinations and adding partnerships to the network.
“This agreement continues to expand and improve our network and adds to our range of codeshare partners with other like-minded quality airlines.
“Both Air Malta and airBaltic share the same commitment towards their customers and we are excited to work with them for the benefit of our mutual customers.”
Also today, the Latvian airline confirmed it will launch new direct services from Tallinn to Stockholm and Oslo as it unveiled plans to base a second aircraft at Tallinn Airport from October 28th.
The new flights will offer convenient connections between the two cities.
Gauss continued: “By offering a mix of nine direct services from Tallinn and convenient connections via Riga, airBaltic will offer the best connectivity to and from the Estonian capital.
“The increased number of direct services and a decision to base a Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft in Tallinn shows our strong commitment to the Estonian market.”
airBaltic will fly from Tallinn to Stockholm 12 times weekly.
The scheduled flight time to Stockholm is planned to be 55 minutes.
The flights to Oslo will be performed two times weekly and the scheduled flight time is 1 hour and 45 minutes.
In addition, airBaltic will continue to offer direct flights from Tallinn to Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, Vienna and Vilnius as well as convenient connections via Riga.
airBaltic will also launch a new direct service from Tallinn to London Gatwick Airport on March 27th.