Saturday, April 21, 2018

Air Malta schedules seasonal Lourdes service in S18

Air Malta during summer 2018 season is adding new scheduled service to France, as the airline plans to operate Malta – Lourdes route. Operating from 29-Jun-18 to 7-Sep-18, this route will be served by Airbus A320 twice weekly, on Mondays and Fridays.

KM4438 MLA 1700 – 1925 LDE 
KM4439 LDE 2015 – 2230 MLA

(Source: routesonline.com, 21-Apr-2018)

Friday, April 20, 2018

Air Malta and airBaltic begin codeshare service in S18

Air Malta and airBaltic at the launch of summer 2018 season launched reciprocal codeshare partnership, covering service to/from Malta, Catania, Riga and Tallinn. Planned codeshare routes from 26-Mar-18 as follows:

- Flights operated by Air Malta
    Malta – Amsterdam 
    Malta – Catania 
    Malta – Geneva 
    Malta – Paris CDG
    Malta – Zurich 
    Vienna – Catania 

- Flights operated by airBaltic
    Riga – Malta
    Riga – Munich
    Riga – Paris CDG
    Tallinn – Vienna


(Source: routesonline.com, 20-Apr-2018)

Air Malta takes delivery of its ninth dry leased aircraft

Air Malta’s ninth dry leased Airbus A320-200 aircraft has arrived at Malta IAP yesterday late in the evening.  Ferried by previous operated SriLankan Airlines, from Abu Dhabi where it was undergoing maintenance and reconfiguration to Air Malta’s needs, the aircraft, with registration 4R-ABP and in full Air Malta corporate livery, touched down at Malta IAP at 2308lt.  The aircraft will be re-registered on the Maltese Civil Aircraft Registry as 9H-AHS shortly and then put in Air Malta's service in the coming days. [Video clip]  (20-Apr-2018)

Romania back in the Air Malta network

Air Malta has added another destination to its route network and will start operating a weekly (Thursday) flight to Bucharest, the capital city of Romania. 

These new scheduled flights, which for years have been operated by Air Malta as a charter service, have now been upgraded to a scheduled one.  Scheduled flights to Bucharest will start as from 17-May-2018.  The flight schedule to Bucharest-Otopeni airport will operate as follows:

KM4526 departure Malta 12:45 - arrival Bucharest 15:55
KM4527 departure Bucharest 16:45 - arrival Malta 17:55

(Source: independent.com.mt, 19-Apr-2018)

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Maleth-Aero to add A346 to its fleet

Maleth Aero, based in Malta which provides a natural gateway connecting North Africa and Europe, is preparing to introduce its first wide body aircraft under management.  

The project is to add Airbus A340-600 (s/n 1030) configured with eight First Class, 32 business and 276 economy seats is underway and the aircraft is now being offered to the charter and ACMI market.  

Michael O'Brien, CEO of Maleth Aero, commented "we are very pleased to be introducing this product to our managed fleet and expect 9H-PGS to be on the ramp by August". (Source: newsroom.aviator.aero, 18-Apr-2018)

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Air Malta to resume Kiev service from June 2018

Air Malta from June 2018 plans to resume scheduled service to Ukraine, as the airline plans one weekly Malta – Kiev Borispil route.  Airbus A320 aircraft will operate this route on Tuesdays, starting 19-JUN-18. The airline last served this route in August 2015. 

KM574 MLA 1600–2015 KBP
KM575 KBP 2105–2315 MLA


(Source: routesonline.com, 18-Apr-2018)

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Air Malta to launch London-Southend service from May 2018

Air Malta from May 2018 is expanding service to London, with the new flights to/from London-Southend.  The airline will be offering non-stop service between Malta and London-Southend, as well as flights between Italy and London-Southend. Planned operation as follows.

Malta – Cagliari – London-Southend, effective 6-May-18, twice weekly on Wednesdays and Sundays
KM186 MLA 0630–0745 CAG 0835–1005 SEN
KM187 SEN 1050–1425 CAG 1515–1625 MLA

Malta – Catania – London-Southend, effective 7-May-18, twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays
KM184 MLA 0615–0655 CTA 0740–0950 SEN
KM185 SEN 1035–1450 CTA 1535–1615 MLA

Malta – London-Southend, effective 4-May-18, three times weekly on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
KM182 MLA 0645–0905 SEN
KM183 SEN 0950–1410 MLA

(Source: routesonline.com, 16-Apr-2018)

Friday, April 13, 2018

TM/DCA: Malta Aircraft Registry update

Transport Malta/Directorate of Civil Aviation published today the latest update of the Maltese Aircraft Register.

New addition/s: 

  • 9H-ARE - Bombardier Global 5000 (c/n. 9174), registered to Albinati Aviation Ltd. (ex HB-JRS)
  • 9H-CAR - AgustaWestland AW-109SP (c/n. 22382), registered to Paulair Ltd.
  • 9H-DPB - Airbus A380-800 (c/n. 0005), registered to Flagship Five Ltd., U.K. (ex 9V-SKB)
  • 9H-OJJ - Bombardier Challenger 650 (c/n. 6076), registered to Elit'Avia Malta Ltd. (ex N650ZJ)
  • 9H-OJT - Bombardier Global 6000 (c/n. 9688), registered to Elit'Avia Malta Ltd. (ex N688ZJ)
  • 9H-SOL - Airbus A340-300 (c/n. 483), registered to Hi Fly Ltd. (ex T7-MAN)
  • 9H-VEG - Bombardier Challenger 850 (c/n. 8075), registered to Hyperion Aviation Ltd. (ex OY-VEG)
  • 9H-VIP - Eurocopter EC-135P2 (c/n. 193), registered to Helicopter Services Malta Ltd.
Cancellation/s: 
  • 9H-SMB - Bombardier Global 6000 (c/n. 9549), registered to Albinati Aviation Ltd. (rrg G-MAZS)
  • 9H-TQM - Airbus A340-300 (c/n. 117), registered to Hi Fly Ltd.
  • 9H-VCH - Bombardier Challenger 350 (c/n. 20546), registered to VistaJet Ltd. (rrg N356VJ)
(Source: Transport Malta, 4-Apr-2018)