Air Malta signs agreement for the sale of Flyaway Tours

Sliema-based travel and tourism agency United Travel acquires Flyaway Tours.

Air Malta has successfully concluded negotiations with its appointed preferred bidder for the sale of Flyaway Tours and has now signed an agreement with the Sliema based travel and tourism agency, United Travel.

Air Malta will now be contacting all Flyaway Tours customers on its database to inform them of this sale.

In a statement, the national airline said that over the years Flyaway Tours became an established brand and a household name among the local travel trade and public alike.

The business not only offers holiday packages on the airline's network but also beyond.

Air Malta said it was working together with United Travel to ensure a seamless transition and have undertaken that all existing passenger and trade bookings will be honoured.

Both parties are committed to work in partnership so as to continue offering and delivering competitive travel experiences and products that are synonymous with the Flyaway Tours brand.

Commenting on this development Peter Davies, Chief Executive of Air Malta, "This sale follows other successful corporate transactions which the airline is spearheading to restructure its operations. Other Air Malta restructuring projects are positively moving forward.

"We have followed a robust and rigorous process of competitive bidding, to ensure the highest levels of corporate governance whilst maximising value for Air Malta. We look forward to an excellent ongoing partnership with Flyaway Tours."

Iain R. Tonna, Managing Director of United Travel said, "We are delighted to have acquired Flyaway Tours, which we see as a perfect fit in our overall strategy to consolidate our position in the local travel and tourism industry. We look forward to working closely with Air Malta and other partners to further develop the brand's potential and are already working on new, competitive and exciting offers. We will also continue to support local travel agents as our key distribution channel."

Customers wishing to contact Flyaway Tours can continue to do so on 21662227. The Flyaway Tours email address will now change to [email protected] which will become effective later this month.

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