Air Malta heads to Venice
Date: Saturday, 15th March 2014
Air Malta will start flying to Venice, one of the world’s most romantic cities. This summer the airline will fly to Venice’s Marco Polo Airport (VCE) three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 2nd June.
Speaking during a press conference held at Venice airport, Edwin Caruana, Air Malta’s Country Manager for Italy said, "Our decision to start operations from/to Venice Marco Polo Airport with a 3 weekly frequency, clearly demonstrates our continued commitment towards the Maltese and Italian markets. We are very confident that we will attain our projections of carrying 13,000 passengers on the route and this augurs well for the future growth of the Venice route.”
Venice (Photo: Stephen Gauci / Air Malta)
Simon Kamsky, Director Marketing Southern Europe of the Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) added, "The new Air Malta route between Malta and Venice Marco Polo is excellent news and augurs well for the continued growth in tourism from Veneto as well as the Friuli Venezia Giulia region. This route will continue to assist with Malta’s tourism growth, which since 2009 is the 2nd most important market for tourism to Malta with over 230.000 Italians visiting Malta in 2013. Together, we will have the opportunity to attract group business, both leisure and MICE as well as increase weekend break, diving and English Language visitors.
Emillo Bozzolo, Commercial Director and Marketing from Venice Airport said, "We’re very proud to see Venice again on Air Malta’s network map. Since the first season operated in Summer 2007, we worked in close cooperation with the airline to buildup the bases of a successful return. The traffic to Malta, from Venice Airport catchment area, has grown tremendously over the years with more than 47,000 O&D (Origin and Destination) passengers achieved in 2013. Besides boosting the point-to-point traffic, the new direct service operated by Air Malta will come as a new opportunity for passengers interested to connect to the carrier’s network destinations in the Mediterranean area.
Island of Burano (Photo: Stephen Gauci / Air Malta)
Situated in north eastern Italy, the whole city of Venice along with its lagoon are listed as a World Heritage Site. It is known for its beautiful canals, architecture and art. The most famous is the area comprising the 118 islands in the main districts that are called ‘Sestieri’ where the main monuments and sights are located. Other main attractions are Isola Della Giudecca and Lido di Venezia, and the islands of Murano, Torcello, San Francesco del Deserto and Burano. The city is a major tourist destination, receiving roughly 50,000 tourists every day.
The flight schedule will operate as follows:
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