Air Malta to operate double daily flights to Munich, Rome and Catania next summer

Air Malta will be increasing the frequency of its flights to 10 destinations during the summer season, while Munich, Rome and Catania in particular will see almost double daily flights

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Jeanelle Mifsud
30 November 2016, 2:55pm
Air Malta said it is planning to carry 1.2 million passengers between March and October of next year
Air Malta said it is planning to carry 1.2 million passengers between March and October of next year
Air Malta plans to operate 150 weekly flights to 29 destinations next summer, operating with up to double daily flights to Munich, Rome and Catania in the peak, the national airline said in a statement.

The summer schedule will run from 26 March till 28 October 2017, and will see Air Malta operating at increased frequency on its routs to Munich, Brussels, Vienna, Zurich, Rome, Catania, Lyon, Palermo, Prague and Moscow.

Air Malta said it is planning to carry 1.2 million passengers in this period.

Air Malta added that it will also decrease some frequencies for all or part of the season on London Gatwick, Berlin, Manchester and Geneva, as well as dropping Athens and Frankfurt. However the airline will still retain its code-share flights to Frankfurt where Lufthansa will be the operating carrier with two daily flights.

The airline said that it will continue code-sharing agreements with Air France, Alitalia, Aeroflot, Austrian Airlines, Emirates, Etihad, KLM, Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines, Czech Airlines, Meridiana, Swiss Airlines and Turkish Airlines.

“These agreements expand Air Malta’s network to other markets worldwide.

This summer schedule will maximise opportunities, increase efficiency and make flights more attractive, both for travellers from Malta as well as for the tourists visiting the islands next summer,” it said.

“We have focused on our core routes; increasing frequencies on them whilst decreasing or stopping operations to low performing ones. We have increased frequencies to the most convenient international airports enabling our guests to fly when they want with the least ground transportation costs possible. Our strategy to increase frequencies will translate into better opportunities for short-break visitors, growth in tourism numbers to Malta, whilst operating with increasing aircraft

utilisation”, Air Malta’s acting chief executive Joseph Galea said.

The airline mentioned briefly that discussions with charter operators are currently underway.

More information is available on the website www.airmalta.com, or by calling Air Malta’s sales office on +356 21662211. Alternatively, one can also log onto Air Malta’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AirMalta