Etna Disrupts Air Malta Flights

Date: Monday, 16 December 2013
Ref: 096-2013

Air Malta has cancelled three flights to Catania following the closure of the city’s airport due to volcanic ash from Mount Etna. Yesterday’s flight KM 642/3 and today’s flights KM640/1 and KM642/3 have been cancelled. 

To minimise disruptions to passengers, this afternoon Air Malta will operate an extra flight to Palermo and organise land transportation between the two airports. Other passengers from Catania this evening will be re-routed onboard sea passenger services.

The extra flight will operate as follows:

KM 9996   dep Malta   1400hrs  arr Palermo  1445hrs 
KM 9997  dep  Palermo  1530hrs  arr  Malta 1620hrs

Air Malta is closely monitoring the situation and will advise its passengers of further changes to its flight operations as soon as possible.

Air Malta is offering its passengers free re-booking to the same destination or full refund of ticket. For any re-booking or re-routing enquiries clients can contact Air Malta’s International Call Centre on +356 21662211. 

Due to this situation, clients due to travel from Malta International Airport are advised to contact flight enquiries of the airport on tel: 5004 3333 for further information and to confirm flight arrival / departure times.

Air Malta gives utmost importance to the safety and well-being of its clients and crew and apologised to its clients for any inconvenience caused by circumstances beyond its control.

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