Malta’s Grand Harbour welcomed two seaplanes which had started their voyage in Como, Italy. These seaplanes traveled some 3,000 kilometres to attend an event being organised in Malta, making a number of stops on the way in order to take on fuel.
This activity was organised by the Malta Seaplanes Association in order to re-kindle interest in this aviation niche. Association President Jonathan Galea told tvm.com.mt that talks are underway between the Maltese Association and its Como counterpart – the only one that trains pilots in this particular niche – for training to be given also in Malta.
Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis said Government wants to continue to transform Malta into a more attractive jurisdiction for institutions wanting to finance aviation operations, and for the provision of training in sufficient skills for the demand in this sector.