In line with its growth stategy Air Malta announced direct services to three destinations; Casablanca, Venice and St Petersburg for summer 2018. The destinations were announced during the World Travel Market, the annual leading global travel trade show being held in London between the 6th and the 8th November.
Present at the WTM were Minister for Tourism Dr Konrad Mizzi, Air Malta’s Chairman, Dr Charles Mangion, Air Malta’s Acting CEO, Joseph Galea and Chief Commercial Officer, Paul Sies.
Commenting at the World Travel Market, Malta’s Minister for Tourism, Dr Konrad Mizzi said, “The new destinations are of strategic importance to Malta. More specifically providing a direct link to Casablanca in North Africa with interconnecting flights to European destinations, improving connectivity with Russia and also operating from the main Airport in Venice. These developments reflect Air Malta’s ambition and positioning”.
Dr Charles Mangion, Air Malta’s Chairman added, “The launch of these new routes continue to show Air Malta’s leading position as a carrier connecting the islands to important regions in Europe and North Africa. We are working hard to improve both our network of flights through new destinations and added frequencies thus connecting better the whole Mediterranean region. In the next couple of months we are working hard to open a total of nine new destinations and we are very excited to be returning to Morocco, St Petersburg and Venice thus facilitating the movement of passengers and cargo and enhance trade cooperation between the three countries.”
Air Malta will inaugurate a new twice weekly scheduled service every Monday and Thursday marking a return to one of the most important cities of Africa and the largest city in Morocco, Casablanca. The Air Malta is resuming its services to Casablanca after an absence of around 10 years.
Thanks to short and convenient transfers through Malta International Airport, this new Air Malta service will offer seamless flight connectivity between Casablanca and the European cities of Vienna, London, Rome, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Prague, Munich, Brussels, Marseille, Catania, Milan and Zurich together with Tel Aviv. Air Malta will also provide full cargo services on this route opening up a new cargo gateway to/from Morocco and beyond.
Air Malta will re-start flying to Venice, one of the world’s most romantic and enchanting cities, as from the 26th of March 2018. The Maltese airline will fly to Venice Marco Polo Airport with a twice a week every Monday and Saturday.
Air Malta will start operating a twice weekly scheduled service to St Petersburg, Russia, every Wednesday and Saturday as from the 29th March 2018. The flight schedule to the city will complement the three times weekly service to Russia’s capital, Moscow, which will increase to a four weekly flight schedule in peak summer.