Air Malta to launch partnership scheme for travel agents

Air Malta will soon launch a partnership scheme with travel agents, following negotiations with the Federated Association of Travel and Tourism Agents

Air Malta's Joseph Galea with FATTA's Iain Tonna
Air Malta's Joseph Galea with FATTA's Iain Tonna

Air Malta will soon launch a partnership scheme for travel agents, following the renewal of regular meetings between the national airline and the Federated Association of Travel and Tourism Agents (FATTA).

“Over the years, both Air Malta and FATTA have worked closely to provide the Maltese travelling public with better travel-related opportunities,” Air Malta’s Deputy Chief Commercial Officer Joseph Galea said. “I am confident that both parties will benefit from this new agreement reached. The airline is looking forward to more fruitful discussions with the association and will continue to work hard to be the airline of choice for the Maltese travelling public.”  

“FATTA welcomes Air Malta’s commitment to recognizing the continued significant contribution to the airline’s sales revenue by the local travel agent community,” FATTA President Iain Tonna said. “The new partnership scheme proposed by Air Malta is the result of intense proactive and frank discussions between both organisations which were originally initiated in July 2013, but which were later stalled for several months until dialogue was resumed a few weeks ago.”

Tonna said that this agreement encourages local travel agents to step up their support for Air Malta, making it a “win-win solution” for both the national airline and the local travel agent community.

“We look forward to maintaining this healthy dialogue with Air Malta’s management to explore and develop other mutually beneficial initiatives in line with the evolving environment of the travel industry,” Tonna said. “Our national airline has always been an important factor in our industry and we look forward to work closely with the new management team at Air Malta.” 

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