AIR MALTA WINS 2018 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS FOR AIRLINES

Date:   Monday, 9th April 2018

Ref:     034-2017 EN

AIR MALTA WINS 2018 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS FOR AIRLINES

Air Malta announced it has been recognised as a winner in the 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice™ awards for Airlines – Europe in the Regional Airline category. TripAdvisor has highlighted the world’s top carriers based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for airlines worldwide gathered over a 12-month period.

Commenting on this achievement, Dr Charles Mangion Chairman of Air Malta stated, “This is great news for Air Malta.  We are really proud of this achievement and are working hard to continue improving our standards. This results is based on unbiased reviews and our passenger experiences whilst travelling on Air Malta.  This award reflects the company’s commitment to deliver a great travel experience for our guests even when faced with challenging situations. I wish to thank all Air Malta staff for their unrelenting efforts especially now that we started our busy summer schedule.  It is through our staff’s efforts, working as one team, that we manage to get such great reviews.”

Minister for Tourism Dr Konrad Mizzi added, “This award comes at a particular important time for Air Malta when it has embarked on a growth strategy. This year alone the Airline will operate over 4,000 more flights over last year. In the last few months the airline has announced a total of 14 new destinations and three new intra-European flights. The new routes are not only making Malta more accessible and helping establish Air Malta as ‘The Airline of the Mediterranean’, but are supporting its growth strategy.”

“We’re thrilled to recognize the global TripAdvisor community’s favorite airlines and shine a spotlight on the carriers around the world that provide the very best flying experiences, including Air Malta,” said Bryan Saltzburg, senior vice president and general manager for TripAdvisor Flights. “As the airline industry introduces new fare products and a widening array of in-flight offerings, consumers continue to seek out the carriers that deliver value and a quality experience.  The Travellers’ Choice awards for airlines recognize the carriers that exceed passenger expectations and receive top marks from travellers.”

To read TripAdvisor traveler reviews and opinions of Air Malta, go to - https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Airline_Review-d8729007-Reviews-Air-Malta.

For all of the 2018 Travelers’ Choice award-winning airlines, go to www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Airlines.

Travelers can also follow the conversation on Twitter at #travelerschoice.

About Air Malta:

Air Malta is developing a clear positioning as a regional Mediterranean airline. Since the start of its operation as the national airline of Malta on the 1st April 1974 with 7 scheduled services across Europe, Air Malta now operates a fleet of eight Airbus A320/319 aircraft that will increase with a further aircraft this summer.

The airline flies to around 30 scheduled destinations in Europe, North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean and carries 1.6 million passengers every year and has transported over 53 million passengers. In January 2018 the airline restarted intra-European routes with the launch of a Catania – Vienna operation.

In addition to its own network, Air Malta offers an additional 150 destinations through code share agreements with a number of quality airlines. Approximately 80% of all passengers are incoming to Malta with the majority of which coming to the Islands for leisure purposes.

For further information on Air Malta please contact:

Stephen Gauci

Head of Corporate Communications

Commercial Division

Sky Parks Business Centre

Level 2

Malta International Airport

Luqa LQA4000

Email: stephen.gauci@airmalta.com

Website: www.airmalta.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AirMalta

About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site*, enables travelers to unleash the full potential of every trip. With over 600 million reviews and opinions covering the world's largest selection of travel listings worldwide – covering approximately 7.5 million accommodations, airlines, attractions, and restaurants -- TripAdvisor provides travelers with the wisdom of the crowds to help them decide where to stay, how to fly, what to do and where to eat. TripAdvisor also compares prices from more than 200 hotel booking sites so travelers can find the lowest price on the hotel that's right for them. TripAdvisor-branded sites are available in 49 markets, and are home to the world's largest travel community of 455 million average monthly unique visitors**, all looking to get the most out of every trip. TripAdvisor: Know better. Book better. Go better.

The subsidiaries and affiliates of TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIP) own and operate a portfolio of websites under 20 other travel media brands:

www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.citymaps.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.thefork.com (including www.lafourchette.com, www.eltenedor.com, www.iens.nl and www.dimmi.com.au), www.gateguru.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.housetrip.com, www.jetsetter.com, www.niumba.com, www.onetime.com, www.oyster.com, www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.vacationhomerentals.com and www.viator.com.

* Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, October 2017

** Source: TripAdvisor log files, average monthly unique visitors, Q3 2017

 

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