Friday, April 30, 2021

Air Malta launches its summer 2021 flight schedule

Today Air Malta launched its summer flight schedule with a planned operation to 20 cities.  During the six-month program (covering May till October 2021), the airline is committed to operate 3,012 flights and will offer for sale over half a million seats.

Commenting on this plan, Air Malta's CCO R. Kinnear stated, "This schedule delivers a strong message of commitment by the airline towards the local and international tourism industry.  The schedule focuses on Malta's core markets for inbound tourism and is in line with Air Malta's strategy of being a point-to-point carrier operating to major European cities and major airports attaching to larger network airlines through key interline partnerships and code-sharing agreements."

This summer the airline will operate direct flights to/from Amsterdam, Brussels, Catania, Frankfurt, Geneva, Lisbon, London-Heathrow, Lyon, Manchester, Munich, Milan Linate, Moscow*, Palermo, Paris-Charles De Gaulle, Paris-Orly, Prague, Rome, Tel Aviv*, Vienna, and Zurich. (* - operations to these airports is subject to the opening of safe corridors)

Key highlights during peak season include:

·       Up to 10 weekly services on London-Heathrow.

·       Twice weekly services to Manchester, supporting the Midlands and North of the UK.

·       Up to 11 weekly services on Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports in Paris.

·       Up to 9 weekly services on Catania.

·       Rome, Munich, and Vienna all served up to 5 times weekly.

Speaking about recent developments, Air Malta's Executive Chairman D.G. Curmi said, "We are happy to note the gradual increase of consumer confidence and propensity to travel this summer.  This increase, driven primarily by the success of the vaccination roll-outs in many countries, especially in Malta, augurs well for an easing of travel restrictions and a restart in tourism this summer. We are happy to be part of the process and help re-open our Islands to tourism".

(Source: Air Malta, 30-Apr-2021)