Air Malta celebrates 25 years of operations to Vienna

In 1996 the Maltese carrier opened its own office in Vienna with Air Malta staff and in 2010 the airline entered into a codeshare agreement with Austrian Airlines on the Vienna route.

Air Malta is celebrating 25 years of operations to Austria’s capital, Vienna. The Maltese airline celebrated this anniversary jointly with Vienna Airport during a Maltese night event held at the airport on the 10th December.

Various major tour operators attended the event hosted by the airline and Vienna Airport at the “Wiener Justizcafé” in Vienna. During a short speech Joseph Galea, Air Malta’s Deputy Chief Commercial Officer thanked the airline’s partners for the excellent co-operation and support over the past 25 years.

He commented that Air Malta started operating to Vienna Airport in 1989 and was continuously present on this route. Since then it operated a total of about 12,000 return flights to/from the city and carried a total of 500,000 passengers.

In 1996 the Maltese carrier opened its own office in Vienna with Air Malta staff and in 2010 the airline entered into a codeshare agreement with Austrian Airlines on the Vienna route.

Air Malta also operates ad hoc charter flights to other Austrian cities including Innsbruck, Salzburg, Linz and Graz.

During the event typical Maltese food and drinks were served. A varied dance and music entertainment program was performed by the Paul Curmi Dancers who created a Maltese party atmosphere among the guests.

Present for this event were also Malta’s Ambassador to Austria, H.E. Keith Azzopardi, Ms Ulrike Gohs - Air Malta Sales and Marketing Manager, Austria, Martin Frendo - Air Malta Manager for Germany, Mrs. Magdalena Pappas - Group Sales Coordinator Austria & Switzerland, Mag. Stefan Ehrengruber and Mag. Carolin Drott from Vienna Airport and as well as Mrs. Corinna Ziegler from the Malta Tourism Authority office in Austria.

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