Sunday, March 31, 2013
An Air Madagascar Airbus A340-300 (TF-EAB), performing flight MDG050 from Antananarivo-Ivato Int'l (Madagascar) to Paris-Chales de Gaulle (France), had to divert to Malta IAP this morning due to a sick male passenger on board. The aircraft landed on RWY 31 around 0755LT. It departing again to Paris-Charles de Gaulle around 1100LT. (31-Mar-2013)
Friday, March 29, 2013
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
- 9H-MCM - Cessna S550 Citation SII (c/n. S550-0028), registered to M.C.M. Maintenance Centre Munich GmbH (ex S5-BAX)
(Source: Transport Malta, 26-Mar-2013)
The Chinese Task Force, under the command of Rear Admiral Li Xiaoyan, has just concluded a four-month anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden, during which it provided escort to hundreds of civilian and commercial vessels of various nationalities including Maltese.
The three vessels are:
- Jiangkai II class (type 54A) frigate PLANS Huangshan (570)
- Jiangkai II class (type 54A) frigate PLANS Hengyang (568)
- Fusu class replenishment tanker PLANS Qinghaihu (885)
The three vessels are expected to sail from Malta on Saturday, March 30, commencing from 1500lt.
Monday, March 25, 2013
New addition/s: none
- 9H-WLD - Falcon 900B (c/n. 062) re-registered to JetMagic Ltd. (ex 9H-WLD with Valair Aviacao Lda, Portugal).
Thursday, March 21, 2013
2013 will be the 49th display season for the Red Arrows in which they will continue to enthrall, captivate and inspire millions of people around the world with a series of displays and flypasts at a wide variety of events.
After last year’s last-minute diversion to Sardegna due to unforeseen circumstance that forced the cancellation of the team performing in Malta, the expectation for the Red Arrows is even higher this year. It is a great honour for Malta and the Malta Aviation Society to welcome the Red Arrows back to Malta with a nine-ship display lasting around 25-mins each day.
The Red Arrows are expected to arrive on Friday, September 27th.
(Source: maltairshow.com, 21-Mar-2013)
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Revenue increased from €52.4 million to €52.8 million. Although there was an increase of 4.1% in the number of passengers, the revenue from the airport segment decreased from €39.2 million to €38.3 million whilst the revenue from the Retail & Property Segment increased from €12.6 million to €14.1 million.
The earnings before Interest, Taxation Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) increased by 4.05%; from €24.79 million to €25.8 million and the EBITDA margin increased from 47.28% to 48.84%. There was also an increase in profit before tax. Profit increased from €18.92 million to €19.46 million, an increase of 2.8%.
These results reflect the increased volume of traffic as well as the strict control exercised on the costs of the Group, in a business environment which has a high level of fixed costs.
In so far as the operating costs are concerned, these were marginally lower than those of 2011. Utility costs were up from €2.8 million to €3.1 million, maintenance costs of buildings and equipment were up from €1.53 million to €1.71 million, and marketing costs were also up from €2.53 million to €2.83 million. There were also marginal increases in other operational costs such as legal and professional fees, rents payable, charges for service for persons with reduced mobility, staff costs and security fees.
(Source: maltairport.com, 20-Mar-2013)
Monday, March 11, 2013
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
FS Meuse is currently berthing alongside at Pinto-1 wharf, and she's scheduled to sail from Malta on Sunday, October 10, at 0900lt.
Monday, March 4, 2013
The U.K. remained the top market for this month, with an increase of 7.4% over the same period last year. Italy went up one placing to second largest market for February, with a considerable increase of 16.3%. The German market in February was the third largest with a decrease of 5.8%. On the other hand, France kept its fourth placing with a remarkable increase of 19.4%. The largest increase was registered by Libya which climbed up from eighth market to fifth, with an impressive increase of 67.3%.
January – February 2013: For the first two months of the year, passenger movements increased by 6.1% with a total of 356,061; whereas aircraft movements increased by 1.6% and seat capacity increased by 3.9%. In the same period, the average seat load factor registered an increase of 1.4%, the minimum take-off weight increased by 2.8%, whereas cargo and mail were 4.3% higher than same period last year. (Source: maltairport.com, 4-Mar-2013)
The new summer schedule means:
- From April 6, there will be double daily flights from Malta to Frankfurt on weekends and three weekly flights to Munich.
- From August 1, there will be twice daily flights to Frankfurt all week and five weekly flights to Munich.