Among those taking part in the press conference that was held to talk about Air Malta’s new link to Vienna from Catania were: Daniela Baglieri, President, Societa Aeroporto Catania; Konrad Mizzi, Minister for Tourism in Malta; Charles Mangion, Chairman of Air Malta; and Nico Torrisi, MD, Societa Aeroporto Catania. Air Malta will link Catania to Vienna twice-weekly, with the 1,188-kilometre route facing no direct competition, taking over the sector from NIKI.
- Air Malta launched flights between Catania (CTA) and Vienna (VIE) on 19 January, with the link becoming the only route that the carrier operates which does not involve its home base of Malta. The flag carrier of the Mediterranean island will offer a twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Fridays) service on the 1,188-kilometre sector using its fleet of A319s and A320s, with no other carrier presently operating on the city pair. Air Malta has taken over the route from NIKI, with the Austrian carrier having ended services between the two airports towards the latter part of last year.