Air France and Air Malta sign a code-share agreement
Luqa, 10 February 2014
• Starting 30 March 2014, 18 weekly flights between Paris, Lyon and Malta
Air France and Air Malta have signed a code-share agreement whereby Air France will place its code and flight numbers on flights operated by Air Malta between Malta and Paris-CDG and Orly, and also between Malta and Lyon.
Starting on 30 March 2014, this agreement will enable Air France to offer its customers 18 weekly services between the two French cities and Malta. The flights to/from Paris-CDG and Paris-Orly Airports will connect with Air France’s extensive global and French domestic networks.
The flights will be operated by the Maltese airline with Airbus A319/A320 aircraft and will go on sale today 10 February 2014.
With this code-share agreement, the two airlines’ customers will benefit from new services, such as through check-in for passengers with connections. Air France passengers will be able to earn Miles with the Flying Blue loyalty programme.
Commenting on this agreement Philip Saunders, Air Malta’s Chief Commercial Officer said: “We are excited with this agreement and what it brings to our customers. By combining our flight offerings between the two countries, our customers will benefit from access to many European and inter-continental destinations operated by Air France from its Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Orly hubs. Both Air Malta and Air France share the same reputation and commitment towards their customers, such as superior service and enhanced levels of customer satisfaction. This is yet another milestone for Air Malta on our 40th anniversary of operations”.
"This agreement significantly strengthens our flight offering to Malta, currently served only from Toulouse. Air France is expanding its network in a region with high tourism potential and offers its customers new travel opportunities. This new agreement will also help to increase the traffic of both airlines” declared Henri de Peyrelongue, SVP Europe & North Africa Air France-KLM.
Flight schedules (in local time)
KM478/AF3040: leaves Malta at 6:35, arrives at Paris-CDG at 9:25
KM479/AF3041: leaves Paris-CDG at 10:15, arrives in Malta at 12:55
KM466/AF3042: leaves Malta at 13:25, arrives at Paris-Orly at 16:10
KM467/AF3043: leaves Paris-Orly at 17:00, arrives in à Malta at 19:35
KM476/AF3044: leaves Malta at 15:50, arrives at Paris-Orly at 18:35
KM477/AF3045: leaves Paris-Orly at 19:30, arrives in Malta at 22:05
KM476/AF3044: leaves Malta at 17:00, arrives at Paris-Orly at 19:45
KM477/AF3045: leaves Paris-Orly at 20:30, arrives in Malta at 23:05
Thursdays and Sundays
KM454/AF3046: leaves Malta at 7:10, arrives in Lyon at 09:20
KM455/AF3047: leaves Lyon at 10:05, arrives in Malta at 12:10
For more details or to make a booking go to www.airmalta.com, call +356 21662211, go to an Air Malta sales office at Malta International Airport or contact your local travel agent.
About Air Malta
Air Malta’s first flight took off on 1st April 1974. The airline has been instrumental in opening up and connecting Malta to the rest of the world, diversifying and presenting new tourism market opportunities to and from the islands.
About Air France
Together with its regional airline Hop!, Air France operates 1,500 daily flights in France, Europe and worldwide. Its fleet comprises 389 aircraft in operation.
Since 2004, Air France and KLM have been major players in the air transport industry. The two airlines operate the leading long-haul network on departure from Europe. In 2013, Air France and KLM carried 78.4 million passengers. Both airlines now offer their customers a network covering 243 destinations in 103 countries from their hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol. Their loyalty programme Flying Blue is the leader in Europe and has over 21 million members. Air France and KLM are members of the SkyTeam alliance, which comprises 19 airlines and provides access to a global network of more than 15,500 daily flights to 1,000 destinations in 178 countries.