Thursday, July 12, 2018

Air Malta to add two new aircraft to its fleet in summer 2019 and potentially expand routes to Africa

Air Malta will be adding two more new aircraft to their fleet by the summer of 2019, Air Malta chairman Dr C. Mangion said on Tuesday.  These additions are part of Air Malta's long term strategy and will offer new opportunities to its clients, Mangion said.  The new aircraft will both be, like the most recent addition to Air Malta’s fleet, Airbus A320neo models coming straight out of the factory.  

The arrival of these aircraft raises the number of aircraft in Air Malta's fleet to 12 and signifies further addition to the history of Air Malta's fleet, with the national airline having flown Airbus type aircraft since a fleet revamp at the beginning of the 21st century.

Dr Mangion also said that in the long term, Air Malta was evaluating setting up external bases in other Mediterranean islands, as this was an empty niche which they could focus on.  Dr Mangion also spoke about the potential expansion of Air Malta's services in North Africa, with flights to Tunis and Casablanca already in existence, and to other parts of the African continent as well.

Air Malta hope that the arrival of the two aircraft will allow for more destinations and flights to be added to the airline's repertoire. (Source: independent.com.mt, 12-Jul-2018)