Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Air Malta A320 goes retro to celebrate the carrier's 40th anniversary

Air Malta this afternoon surprised the islands with an aircraft freshly painted with the airline's first ever livery as it kick-started its 40th anniversary celebrations. Aircraft 9H-AEI operated flight KM040 and landed in Malta from Ostrava in the Czech Republic, where it was repainted. The aircraft was on a long-term lease to Interjet in Mexico.

It performed two low flypasts on RWY 31 and overflew the island before landing, just before 6pm. It flew over the Grand Harbour, Sliema, the northern coastline of Malta, Mosta, Qrendi and Birzebbuga. The aircraft is being welcomed at Malta IAP this evening during an event being hosted by Air Malta. (Source: timesofmalta.com, 16-Apr-2014)