Air Malta operates first full flight to Tunis after eight years

The flight to Tunis is part of a growth strategy attempting to attract potential investors

After an absence of eight years from the Tunisian capital, Air Malta has resumed its services to Tunis.

The flight, which launched on the 26th June, will be initially operating for three times a week.

The development of connections with the Middle East and Africa are part of the growth strategy of Air Malta. The strategy has been a concerted effort of Tourism minister Konrad Mizzi, who is on the look out for a potential strategic partner following failed efforts to rope in Alitalia in early 2017.

Paul Sies, Air Malta’s Chief Commercial Officer stated, “We are very pleased and encouraged with these preliminary figures and forward bookings. We have already received over 2,000 more bookings for the next weeks with over 40% of these having connecting flights on other Air Malta destinations.  Many people are travelling from Brussels and Paris to connect in Malta to Tunis.”

Air Malta said it operated its first fully booked flight to Tunis on the 28th July.

Through the route, Air Malta opened a new gateway to North Africa facilitating the movement of passengers between the two continents.  The new service will be offering connecting flights between Tunisia and Vienna, London, Rome, Amsterdam, Prague, Munich, Brussels, Marseille, Catania, Milan and Zurich.

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