Air Malta and Air France celebrate first joint flight
Monday, April 14, 2014
Air Malta and Air France today celebrated an inaugural flight, following their code-share
agreement, through a ribbon-cutting event at Malta International Airport.
The agreement sees Air France placing its code and flight numbers on flights operated by
Air Malta between Malta and Paris-CDG, Malta and Paris Orly, and also between Malta and Lyon.
Air Malta travelers will now benefit from 18 weekly services between Paris, Lyon and Malta.
The flights to/from Paris-CDG and Paris-Orly Airports will connect travelers to Air France’s
domestic and extensive global networks, making it easier for those who wish to venture off to more exotic locations to do so without the added hassle of sorting out connecting flights separately.
“We are excited about this collaboration with Air France because it brings together two very strong brands to create added value to passengers. Through this combining of our flight offerings,
customers will be able to access to many European and inter-continental destinations operated from Paris’ Charles de Gaulle and Orly hubs,” said Philip Saunders, Air Malta’s Chief Commercial Officer on this agreement.
Both airlines’ customers will benefit from new services, including check-in for passengers with connections. Moreover, Air France passengers will be able to earn Miles with the Flying Blue
"This agreement significantly strengthens our flight offering to and from Malta. Air France is
expanding its network in a region with high tourism potential and offers its customers new travel opportunities allowing them to connect to almost 200 destinations worldwide” declared Bénédicte Duval, General Manager Air France-KLM Italy and Malta.
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
The flights will be operated by the Maltese airline with Airbus A319/A320 aircraft and were on sale since last month.
Call center Air Malta: 082610222 (from France), 21662211 (from Malta)
Cal center Air France: +39 02 38 59 12 72
Air Malta website
Air France website
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. Today Air France and KLM carry more than 77 million passengers. Both airlines now offer their customers a network covering 232 destinations in 100 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 20 airlines and provides access to a global network of more than 15,500 daily flights to 1,000 destinations in 178 countries.