Air Malta Inaugurates Kiev Route

Date:   Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Ref:     071-2018 EN

Air Malta Inaugurates Kiev Route

Air Malta inaugurated yesterday its new scheduled service to Kiev for summer 2018. The route was inaugurated in the presence of H.E. The President of the Republic, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca who joined Air Malta’s Chairman Dr Charles Mangion at Malta’s International Airport to launch this route. This weekly service was made possible following the President’s state visit to Ukraine last October.

Speaking at the inauguration the President emphasised the role of the National Airline in building networks, develop sustainable international friendships whilst supporting diplomatic relations.

Air Malta’s Chairman Dr Charles Mangion thanked the President for her support and assistance to open up this route. He said that Kiev was one of the 21 new routes opened up by the airline in less than a year and added that Air Malta plans to carry around 5,000 passengers this summer, doubling the operation with a twice weekly frequency in summer 2019. He added that the route is doing very well with seat load factors currently running over 90%.

Mr Leslie Vella Chief Officer Strategic Planning and Deputy CEO of the Malta Tourism Authority commented, “It is good to see that after years of hard work we are now seeing Air Malta grow again and lead the way by opening up new routes. The MTA fully supports this strategy”.

Present for this event were also Joseph Galea – Air Malta’s Acting CEO, Paul Sies – Air Malta’s Chief Commercial Officer, Carlo Micallef - Chief Officer Marketing and Deputy CEO MTA, the crew of the flight headed by Captain Antoine Fava and inflight manager Adrian Casha and representatives from our Ground Handing section.

Kiev Boryspil International Airport also organised an event upon arrival of Air Malta’s flight. A senior delegation from Air Malta headed by Chief Officer Paul Sies including members from the Communications and Sales Department joined the inaugural flight and were warmly greeted by the airport with a water arc salute and a ribbon and cake-cutting event. Present for the occasion was also Mr Pavlo Grechkivsky, Honorary Consul of Malta in Ukraine.

Picture 1-9: Inaugural event at Malta International Airport

Photos: Daniel Balzan / Air Malta

Pictures 10-19: Inaugural event at Kiev’s Boryspil International Airport.

Photos: Kiev’s Boryspil International Airport.

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