Air Malta commenced flights between its home base of Malta and Kiev Boryspil on 19 June, with a very colourful cake being created to mark the inaugural flight. Having the honour of cutting the rainbow masterpiece was Charles Mangion, Chairman of Air Malta. The carrier will offer a weekly (Tuesdays) service on the 2,079-kilometre connection.
- Air Malta launched flights between its home base of Malta (MLA) and Kiev Boryspil (KBP) on 19 June. The Mediterranean island flag carrier will offer a weekly (Tuesdays) service on the 2,079-kilometre sector to the Ukrainian capital, a route that is presently not flown by another airline. The carrier will use its fleet of 160-seat A320s on the city pair. With the start of flights on this service, it means that for S18 Air Malta has launched 10 new routes from its home base, with Kiev joining Bucharest, Cagliari, Casablanca, Lisbon, London Southend, Malaga, Manchester, St. Petersburg and Venice Marco Polo on the Maltese airline’s network. The carrier’s next route inauguration will take place on 29 June, when it starts a twice-weekly operation to Lourdes in France. For W18/19, the airline is planning to strengthen its German network, with it scheduled to launch flights to Hamburg and Leipzig/Halle from the end of October. See how Kiev Boryspil Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.