Air Malta unabated efforts to keep the Islands connected

Date:   Tuesday, 22nd December 2020

Ref:     082-2020 EN

Air Malta unabated efforts to keep the Islands connected

When international connectivity is being disrupted during these testing times, Malta’s flag carrier, Air Malta, is continuing with its efforts to keep the Islands connected and ensure a steady flow of supplies, medical equipment, and cargo.

Following yesterday’s suspension of commercial services from the UK to Malta, the Airline has announced that with immediate effect and with higher restrictions being adopted, its flights to and from United Kingdom will remain operational. (More information is available here: www.airmalta.com/information/about/special-news-overview/special-news-detail/travelling-to-and-from-the-uk).

 The outgoing Chairman Dr Charles Mangion said the Airline’s priority at this time is to ensure safety, flexibility and peace of mind.  Dr Mangion added that Air Malta is the only Airline that remains committed to continue providing connectivity to the Maltese Islands during such a challenging period. 

This morning an Air Malta aircraft flew to Oviedo in the Asturias region in Northern Spain to bring to Malta a consignment of 8.2 tonnes of medical equipment. Over the past months it carried more than 600 tonnes of cargo including medicine, vaccines, personal protective equipment, microelectronics, mail and perishables.  Furthermore, it organised special freighter services for the Maltese Government to carry 1,100 tons of additional medical supplies, radioactive material required for several treatments at Mater Dei Hospital, and other lifesaving medication. This year we also carried the influenza vaccine.

This year, more than ever, Air Malta has shown its strategic importance to the Islands. When Malta International Airport was closed for commercial traffic, the Airline maintained connections to major European hubs and repatriated over 12,000 passengers whilst operating over 500 flight sectors.

Air Malta reminds customers wishing to change tickets that they can call its call centre on +356 21662211, or visit its Sales Office at Malta International Airport. Ticket changes issued through the Airline’s website www.airmalta.com can be made online, whilst customers who booked through travel agents should contact their agent.

The Airlines also reminds customers that it made changes to its travel experience with new processes and upgraded cleaning measures. For the latest information please visit www.airmalta.com/blog/caring-for-your-health-and-safety.

For more information visit www.airmalta.com.

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