Air Malta commenced flights to Lisbon on 25 March, with this becoming the second connection between Malta and Portugal as Ryanair already connects the Mediterranean island with Porto. Among those present at the Portuguese capital route launch were: Joseph Galea, CEO of Air Malta, Dr Charles Mangion, Chairman, Air Malta; Dr Gavin Gulia, Chairman, Malta Tourism Authority; and Leslie Vella, Deputy CEO Malta Tourism Authority.
Air Malta added Casablanca to its network on 26 March, with the airline baking a cake to mark the occasion. Flights on the 2,031-kilometre link will be flown twice-weekly (Mondays and Thursdays) facing no direct competition.
- Air Malta has expanded its operations from Malta (MLA) this week, launching flights from its home base to Casablanca (CMN), Lisbon (LIS), Malaga (AGP) and Venice Marco Polo (VCE). The first route to be inaugurated was the 2,105-kilometre link to the Portuguese capital which started 25 March. Air Malta will offer a twice-weekly (Thursdays and Sundays) service on its only route to Portugal, flown using a mixture of its A319s and A320s. Casablanca, Malaga and Venice services launched the following day, with these routes also seeing a twice-weekly operation. Flights on the 2,031-kilometre sector to Africa will operate on Mondays and Thursdays. The 1,698-kilometre link to Spain will be flown on Mondays and Fridays, while the airline’s latest route to Italy will see a Monday and Saturday rotation. Like Lisbon, the Casablanca and Malaga routes will be flown on a mixture of the carrier’s short-haul Airbus fleet, while Venice will just be served by A320s according to OAG schedules. Neither of the four services launched by Air Malta this week will face direct competition. Vote for Malta Airport’s cake in this week’s Cake of the Week Public Vote.
|Venice Marco Polo (VCE)
|Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 27 March. WF = Weekly frequencies.