Air Malta’s Aircraft Livery Awarded in Russia

Date: Wednesday, 08 February 2017
Ref: 007-2017 EN

Air Malta’s colourful aircraft livery continues to win prestigious awards around the world. The Maltese airline has won the ‘Outstanding Airline Livery’ section during the 2016 Awards event of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo’s airport.

“The Maltese Airline is very happy to see that the world recognises the very special livery of Air Malta. Inspired by the warmth of its culture and population, the aircraft are an extension of the Maltese Islands and are recognised around the world. Air Malta wants to make people feel they have arrived to Malta the moment they see the aircraft at the airport”, said Paul Sies, Air Malta’s Chief Commercial Officer. 

Winners of the awards’ various categories included KLM, Finnair, Aeroflot, Air Astana, China Southern Airline, Korean Air, Air France, Czech Airlines and airBaltic amongst others. The awards took place with the participation of over 100 representatives from airlines, online agencies and tour operators. 

This award comes after Air Malta moved its Malta-Moscow operation to Sheremetyevo airport’s newest terminal E in June last year. The airline is currently operating a weekly service. These flights will increase to a three-times weekly operation in peak summer. 

Sheremetyevo airport is one of the top 10 fastest growing airports in Europe. Last year the airport handled 34.3 million passengers and 272,970 aircraft movements, making it the largest and most modern airport in Russia.

Sheremetyevo Airport has provided Air Malta with more operational flexibility and fits perfectly in the airline’s strategy to offer customers the best central airports with easy onward connections. Sheremetyevo Airport is a hub of the National Airline of Russia and Air Malta’s code share partner, Aeroflot. Through this code-sharing Sheremetyevo is offering Air Malta customers over 30 destinations within Russia.

Despite the tough economic and competitive climate, Air Malta is committed to the route and is the only airline offering connectivity to the country to support the business community and assist the development of tourism from both countries. 

There is a lot to experience in Moscow. The city is rich in history, art and culture. Moscow boasts several well-known sights such as Red Square, the Kremlin and the famous Bolshoi Theatre. It is one of Europe’s most vibrant metropolis of more than 10 million people, packed with shopping centres, nightclubs and bars. It is the gateway to the cities on the Golden Ring and the rest of Russia.

Likewise the Maltese Islands have a lot to offer to Russians from a rich cultural and historical heritage to leisure and entertainment opportunities. 

Air Malta’s flight schedule operates every Friday from Malta. At the end of March another weekly frequency will be added departing Malta on Saturday. Next summer (from 20 June till 26 September 2017), the airline will add another weekly flight every Tuesday. All flights will operate with the below flight timings. 

KM560 dep Malta 2220hrs arr Moscow 0320*hrs
KM561 dep Moscow 0420*hrs arr Malta 0730*hrs
*- next day

For more details about Air Malta visit  or  for information about travelling to Russia.  

Pic: Robert Obolgogiani (left), Executive Vice President Russia, CIS, Central & South Asia at Aviareps, Air Malta’s representatives in Russia, receiving the award for ‘Outstanding Airline Livery’ at the Moscow’s Sheremetyevo’s airport 2016 Awards.

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