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Air Malta flight operations back to normal

The airline experienced disruptions to its schedule after a technical problem to one of its aircraft on Friday had a ripple effect on the other flights over the weekend

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Paul Cocks / Yannick Pace
5 August 2017, 8:05pm
Last updated on 6 August 2017, 3:14pm
The national airline noted that the plane was grounded during one of the busiest weekends of the year
The national airline noted that the plane was grounded during one of the busiest weekends of the year
Air Malta’s flights are arriving and departing according to scheduled timing after the airline yesterday experienced flight delays due to a technical problem on an aircraft at Paris Orly last Friday, the airline said.

In a statement, the airline said that its staff had worked hard on Saturday to restore schedule and ensure that flight operations returned to normal at the earliest possible, while making sure passengers suffered the least inconvenience.

“As a consequence of these delays, today’s flight KM394/5 to Amsterdam was running 55 minutes delayed but by noon the airline’s flight schedule will be back to normal. All other services will be operating to the schedule,” read the statement.

Air Malta chairman Charles Mangion said he was “impressed to see how the whole team came together with one sole objective, to prevent impact to the guest to the maximum”.

“I would like to thank all the staff at Air Malta in turning this difficult situation around,” he said.

The airline apologised for any inconvenience cause to its guests by circumstances that were beyond its control. 

Yesterday, Air Malta said it had worked relentlessly both in Malta and throughout its network to find solutions and reduce inconvenience to its guests. A special flight was organised to pick up passengers from London Gatwick Airport and operate flight KM 117. Passengers booked to travel on KM116 to London Gatwick were rerouted through other airports.

Paul Cocks joined MaltaToday after having spent years working in newspapers with The Times...
Yannick joined MaltaToday as a journalist in 2016. His main areas of interest are politics...