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Air Malta to increase its fleet to nine aircraft

Air Malta’s fleet will soon be increased to nine aircraft as part of its growth strategy which the national airline is adopting, both to increase connectivity and to increase the productivity of its human resources.

Speaking to TVM, Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi said that the aim is that Air Malta continues to operate even in winter with routes which are currently used in the summer schedule and increases the flights frequency to certain airports, while also operating to other destinations in Europe and North Africa.

“During the past weeks, Air Malta’s management team was working on new routes and to strengthen the existing ones by  increasing the frequency with which Air Malta will operate in the coming months. One of the decisions taken by Air Malta, after consultations with the Government, was to increase its fleet. In fact in the coming months, Air Malta will be adding the ninth aircraft, an Airbus A320, to increase utilisation and routes that it operates from Malta”.

Minister Mizzi added that in the coming weeks, Air Malta will finalize the routes which will be announced by November. These routes are expected to include the existing once, as well as new routes and others that Air Malta operated in the past.

He stated that the first decision in this direction is that from October it will start operating four flights a week to Frankfurt in Germany. With the increase in routes and frequencies, he said, Air Malta will be offering a bigger service to tourists and those travelling on business and on official duties.

Meanwhile, Air Malta announced that senior members of its cabin crew will be giving training to persons looking for a career as cabin crew. It said that those undergoing the training course will eventually apply for employment with Air Malta, although the company is not assuring the job for those attending the training. It was pointed out that the certification of Air Malta cabin crew is not only approved, but also is the only valid cabin crew course valid for employment with Air Malta.

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