Thursday, June 27, 2019
Ryanair has announced a new route between Paphos (Cyprus) and Malta Int'l Airport in 2019/20 winter season. This new service will be offered by Ryanair twice weekly. (Source: Ryanair, 26-Jun-2019)
A Memorandum of Understanding on air services and cooperation between the aeronautical authorities of Malta and Brazil has just been signed.
Yesterday, representatives from the Civil Aviation Directorate within Transport Malta met with their Brazilian counterparts in Lisbon, Portugal, to sign the Memorandum. The delegations also initiated an Air Services Agreement between the respective Governments.
This Memorandum allows the two sides to reach agreement on a common regulatory framework which would permit the operation of air services between Malta and Brazil, as well as open up new opportunities to the respective airlines and investors of both sides.
This Memorandum is in line with the Government's policy to continue increasing the connectivity of Malta to the rest of the world. Civil Aviation Directorate Director General, Capt C. Pace, said that other similar initiatives are also in the pipeline and work has already started with other South American countries which include Colombia, Chile and Argentina. (Source: newsbook.com.mt, 26-Jun-2019)
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Air Malta flight KM-306, between Malta IAP and Munich (Germany), was delayed at Malta IAP for over five hours today after aircraft that was gonna operate the flight (A320, 9H-AHS) was involved in a bird strike while landing at Malta IAP as KM-640 from Catania-Fontanarossa. Flight KM-306 was eventually operated by a replacement aircraft (A319, 9H-AEJ). It reached Munich with a delay of nearly 5-hrs 30-mins. (22-Jun-2019)
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Air Malta has achieved 3rd place in the 'Best Regional Airlines in Europe' category at the 19th edition of the Skytrax World Airline awards. These awards are based on independent research amongst travellers and are the global benchmark of airline excellence and the primary benchmarking tool for passenger satisfaction levels of airlines throughout the world. (Source: Air Malta, 19-Jun-2019)
Monday, June 17, 2019
|Aircraft Type:||Boeing B737-800|
Sunday, June 16, 2019
A Getjet Airlines Airbus A320-200 (LY-KIT), operating flight KM-478 for Air Malta between Malta IAP and Paris-Charles de Gaulle (France), was delayed at Malta IAP for over three hours this morning after aircraft was hit by an airport ground vehicle. After the aircraft was checked by the engineers and deemed save to operate the aircraft departed to Paris-Charles de Gaulle reaching destination with a delay of nearly three hours. (16-Jun-2019)
Thursday, June 13, 2019
|Aircraft Type:||Dassault Falcon 100|
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Ryanair has officially launched a subsidiary airline called Malta Air, which will operate out of Malta using a fleet of six aircraft and which will increase to ten over the next three years. The first aircraft (B738, 9H-QAA, MSN 44782) was registered last night, with the airline aiming to carry five million passengers within the first five years.
He described the negotiations that led up to the agreement as "the toughest and most difficult" negotiations he was a part of in the last 13 years, adding that the group would be investing up to $1 billion in Malta through the venture.
Tourism Minister K. Mizzi insisted that the new airline would compliment Air Malta rather than compete with the national airline as some might think. "We welcome Ryanair's commitment to operate and grow a fully fledged Malta-based airline which will contribute in a large way to the country’s development," he said.
Prime Minister J. Muscat said that the new Ryanair Malta-based airline will complement the services of Air Malta. "Despite the scaremongering, Air Malta has not just survived but registered its first surplus in two decades. Welcome Malta Air and long live Air Malta,” he said.
Air Malta in the 3rd quarter of 2019 plans to introduce new scheduled charter service to Georgia, with the addition of Malta-Tbilisi route. From 4-Jul-19 to 19-Sep-19, Airbus A320 aircraft will operate this route once a week on Thursdays.
KM4280 MLA 0040 – 0630 TBS
KM4281 TBS 0720 – 0930 MLA
KM4280 MLA 0040 – 0630 TBS
KM4281 TBS 0720 – 0930 MLA
(Source: routesonline.com, 10-Jun-2019)
Saturday, June 8, 2019
VistaJet has topped the worldwide order book for the new Bombardier Global 7500, ordering over 30 of the aircraft as it looks to continue its massive growth in the global private jet market. The move represents a statement of intent for the Maltese brand, with the new aircraft expected to arrive into service in the third quarter of 2019.
Both VistaJet owner T. Flohr and COO I. Moore have described the introduction of the Global 7500 as a “game changer” for the business, with Flohr seeing the purchase as a major growth factor for the brand as it heads into 2020. The Swiss billionaire believes the aircraft will take VistaJet two years ahead of its rivals, stating in his recent interview with CNBC that the Global 7500 "ticks all the boxes to change the industry." (Source: aeronauticsonline.com, 6-Jun-2019)
Friday, June 7, 2019
In May, more than 670,000 passengers shuttled between Malta Int'l Airport and one of the destinations connected to the air terminal. This translates into a growth of 4.8% in passenger traffic on the same month last year.
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Volotea has launched today direct flights between Genoa (Italy) and Malta IAP. The first scheduled flight, operated with Boeing 717-200 (EI-EWI), landed at Malta IAP at 2110lt (V7-1660). The aircraft departed after turnaround to Genoa at 2217lt (V7-1661). Volotea will be operating this service once a week, on Wednesdays. (5-Jun-2019)
The British Corporate Flight Training (CFT) company, which provides training for air crews, is to start operating in Malta. The Civil Aviation Directorate within the Malta Transport Authority has certified the company to enable it to start its operations from Malta.
CFT, which operates from Luton airport, had been chosen as the top British company offering this type of training. The company specialises in training for operators of commercial aviation, issues certificates for air crews, and also provides training for European airlines.
CFT's Head of Training, Y. Milner, stated that it was a natural progression for the company to move to Malta, as a result of the continued growth of the aviation industry in the country. (Source: tvm.com.mt, 5-Jun-2019)
|Aircraft Type:||Bombardier Challenger 350 (CL35)|
|Operator:||TAG Aviation (Malta) Ltd.|
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
An easyJet Airbus A320-200neo (G-UZHS) operating flight U2-7431, from London-Southend (U.K.) to Malta Int'l Airport, had to divert to Rome-Fiumicino (Italy) this afternoon after the crew report a medical emergency on board. The flight then continued to Malta, reaching destination with a delay of 70-mins. (Source: flightradar24.com, 4-Jun-2019)