Air Malta accentuates growth strategy, to soon launch Catania- Vienna service

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January 10, 2018: Air Malta plc, the flag carrier airline of Malta is likely to introduce new flight services  between Catania and Vienna soon, following the bankruptcy and immediate withdrawal of NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH from this popular market in December last year.

According to reports, the Maltese national carrier will operate a twice weekly service from Malta to Vienna via Catania every Tuesday and Friday. 

The new scheduled service will commence from the January 19. This move is a significant step towards the growth strategy and development of a second hub on our neighbouring Island of Sicily. 

The introduction of this service is an excellent opportunity for Air Malta to explore new opportunities and start positioning the airline as a leading carrier connecting the islands to important regions in Europe and across the Mediterranean.

Air Malta's strategic position in the centre of the Mediterranean offers the Sicilian residents an additional form of air travel through its international network and operates the most comfortable and conveniently timed flight schedule and route network to and from Malta.

Paul Sies, Air Malta's chief commercial officer said: %u2018'we are happy to be able to fill the void Niki left after its bankruptcy. We will publish as special fare for stranded passengers to facilitate any passenger that initially had booked through Niki.''

On the new route, Air Malta will offer increased value for money to the travelling public as passengers can travel at just Eur39 each way, which is inclusive of taxes and charges with the newly launched GO Light Product.

According to Minister Konrad Mizzi emphasized, the introduction of this new route is aligned to government's strategy to develop Air Malta as the airline of the Mediterranean. 

He said that Air Malta will soon be increasingly looking for new profitable opportunities in order to grow its route network.

Air Malta's first flight took off on April 1, 1974. Since then, the airline has been instrumental in opening up and connecting Malta to the rest of the world, diversifying and presenting new tourism market opportunities to and from the islands.

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