Monday, August 2, 2021

Air Malta renews codesharing agreement with Emirates on flights between Malta and Larnaca

Air Malta announced it renewed the agreement with Emirates to resume with its flights codeshare arrangement between Malta and Larnaca in Cyprus.

Emirates has resumed its scheduled flights between Malta and Larnaca with a service three times a week, with flights connecting Malta with the airline's base in Dubai.  The route operates every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

It was pointed out in a statement that Emirates clients have also access between Larnaca and a number of European cities through Air Malta flights from Malta.

(Source: tvm.com.mt, 2-Aug-2021)

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Lufthansa operates first Newark to Malta flight for summer cruises

Flying between Newark and Malta isn’t a typical route for a German carrier.  However, it’s a service that is set to run up to three times a week this summer, using Lufthansa’s A350s.  This flight is actually a partnership with Viking Cruises, with the first service taking off from Newark yesterday.

Taking off on July 30th from its Munich home, the A350-900 registered D-AIXL headed to Newark Liberty airport in New Jersey as LH412.  This roughly eight-hour flight touched down in Newark at 18:53 local time.

While these flights would typically see the aircraft go back to Munich, or at least Lufthansa’s other hub at Frankfurt, it was instead destined for Luqa Airport, on the small island nation of Malta, in the Mediterranean Sea.  The flight, LH489, touched down in Malta today, July 31st, at 11:38 local time.

(Source: simpleflying.com, 31-July-2021)

Friday, July 30, 2021

Titan Airways launches Titan Airways Malta

We are excited to announce the launch of our new European affiliate, Titan Airways Malta, following receipt today of an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Civil Aviation Directorate at Transport Malta.

An Airbus A321-200 is the first aircraft to be added to the Maltese AOC.  Two A321P2F’s will also join the 9H register this summer and we plan to add a further two of the EFW freight conversions in 2022.

With Titan Airways Malta we will be able to continue and extend our operational reach within Europe and further afield.  The two companies will work closely together to maintain the high standards of safety, service and reliability for which we are known.

(Sorce: Titan Airways, 29-Jul-2021)

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Av8jet launches Maltese-based charter operation

U.K.-based business aircraft services provider Av8jet has launched Av8jet Charter in Malta following receipt of an EASA air operator certificate (AOC).  A Piaggio Avanti II P.180 is the first aircraft to be added to the AOC.

Sporting a new interior fitted by AeroVisto Interior Services in Switzerland, Av8jet Charter officials said the Avanti is an ideal aircraft for charter in Europe because it has a cabin size similar in height and width to a Hawker jet but requires 40% less fuel for comparable speed and distances.  "With a reduced carbon footprint, the P.180 is perfect as sustainability now becomes important for us all," the company said.

Based at Bournemouth IAP and founded in 2006, Av8jet specializes in jet aircraft sales, acquisitions, and management. Av8jet also has developed its own proprietary software for safety management systems, fatigue safety management, flight scheduling, document control, and an e-learning training platform for EASA Part CAT (commercial air transport) and NCC (non-commercial) operations.

(Source: ainonline.com, 27-Jul-2021)

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Hi Fly adds one more Airbus A330-300 to its fleet

Hi Fly airline announces the addition of one more Airbus A330-300 to its fleet. It was exactly 14:40 local time when the aircraft, serial number 1779 and registered 9H-HFA, touched down at Beja Airport, flown in from Malta by Commander Carlos Mirpuri.

With comfortable interiors, warm colours and a relaxed atmosphere, the aircraft seats 249 passengers in a two-class configuration (46 high comfort business class seats with flatbeds and 203 economy seats).

Business Class offers a new design of flatbed that’s almost 2 metres long when fully extended. With an updated cabin layout, each of these seats has increased privacy, individual aisle access and offer even more personal stowage, in a luxurious new cabin.

Economy Class is fitted with newly designed, slim-line seats, all with extra personal space and generous legroom for travelling comfort. Each seat is fitted with an individual screen, USB charging ports, and access to shared PC power points.

All seats have installed the last generation inflight entertainment RAVE IFE System (Generation 3) from Safran Passenger Innovations. Business Class seats are fitted with a 15-inch screen, whilst each Economy Class seats have its own 10-inch screen, both high-tech touchscreens easy to use.

The A330 is the most modern and reliable family of aircraft in the sky, providing a quality solution for every route, with an operational efficiency of 99.4%. This new addition to Hi Fly’s fleet is equipped with Rolls-Royce Trent engines and state-of-the-art technology and finishing, with a maximum take-off weight of 242 tonnes.

The aircraft will also be available to customers in the cargo version, offering a volume capacity of 250m3 and a maximum cargo capacity of 53.500kg, with a maximum range of 11.400km and Etops 180 min.

This combination of volume, payload and range makes the A330 a unique product in the marketplace for the transport of cargo, when the availability of freighters is not enough to cover the market needs. As a modern jetliner with advanced Airbus technology that includes fly-by-wire flight controls, this A330-300 wide-body offers a highly capable platform for cargo flights.

(Source: aviation24.be, 22-Jul-2021)