Increased demand for Air Malta’s Charter Business

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On Monday Air Malta has successfully operated three charter flights to Kristensand, Norway. The flights, flown within one hour of each other, were organized on behalf of Viking Cruises and carried their crew members to this port city in southern Norway.

Such flight operations are part of a wider charter business Air Malta has taken this year to better utilise its capacity. Over recent months the airline’s charter business has seen good growth with several highprofile flights organised for film and TV crews, sport teams, private charters, and government business.

Air Malta operated two flights from Dublin to Malta on behalf of Latina Pictures. The flights transported the film production equipment and crew to Malta. The Airline was also commissioned to operate three flights from Malta to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands, for the crew to continue the film’s production there.

Since March, and again last week, Air Malta operated charter flights for the Armenian national football team for their away fixtures in Switzerland, Croatia, and Sweden. The Airline also operated a charter flight for the Swedish national women football team for their fixtures in Malta.

Commenting on this business’ potential Roy Kinnear, Air Malta’s Chief Commercial Officer said, “At a time when traditional travel has seen a decrease, we focused our attention on other growth opportunities including charter services. Due to our available capacity and corresponding increase in flexibility, we were able to attract new business and opportunities from a diverse set of clienteles. We are very pleased to have a further nine confirmed charter flights lined up to operate in June, as well as numerous other opportunities under negotiations for later in the year.”

Air Malta’s charter product offers clients flexible and dedicated flight planning, a vast choice of  airports, specific cargo requirements, committed flight timings, and dedicated special catering in line with customer requirements. For more information on the Airline’s charter services one can call on +356 22999145, or send an email on charters@airmalta.com.

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