Sunday, March 10, 2019

Air Malta sets its sights on Mumbai, launches integrated operations control department

Air Malta will be looking at the possibility of expanding its service beyond Europe and North Africa, and has set its sights on India's largest city Mumbai as the new destination to start considering serving, Konrad Mizzi said.

The Tourism Minister was addressing a press conference on Sunday on the launch of a new integrated operations control department at the airlines's Skyparks offices at Malta airport.

Mizzi said that in a few weeks' time, Air Malta's annual general meeting would be revealing some "surprises" when it came to the financial improvements at the airline.

"Air Malta has implemented a number of strategies since 2017, including to strengthen routes and to compliment low-cost carriers in Malta," he said, higlighing that a new route to Cairo would soon be launched.

"It will now start focusing on medium-haul destinations, starting by looking at Mumbai as a possibility," he said.

Mizzi said that, with the airline's new operations control room, all flights would be programmed within that department months in advance. "Anything which happens will be handled from here... including changes brought about by weather conditions, delays and flight diversions."
10/03/19 Massimo Costa/Malta Today