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Universal Air celebrates inaugural flights as summer schedule takes off

Regional Maltese airline, Universal Air, celebrated five inaugural flights this month, marking the official launch of its regular summer services to a variety of destinations in the Mediterranean. From its hub at Malta International Airport, Universal Air flew to Ibiza on 31 May, Corfu on 1 June and to Nice on 3 June. Routes between Pecs and Corfu (5 June) also began. Universal Air...

easyJet and SR Technics mark the acquisition of maintenance facility in Malta

easyJet and SR Technics have today finalised an agreement which sees the airline acquire the SR Technics maintenance facility in Malta. The signing ceremony, which took place with the Prime Minister, Dr Robert Abela in attendance, was held at the maintenance hangar today and signals the handover of the facility to easyJet. easyJet will now undertake heavy maintenance on its growing...

Lufthansa Technik Malta completes its first Dreamliner layover

Lufthansa Technik Malta celebrated the completion of its first base maintenance event on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The finished C-check on LOT Polish Airlines 787-9 registered SP-LSC followed only months after last year’s announcement that LTM would expand its product portfolio onto Boeing’s popular long-haul widebody. LTM has invested several million euros in preparing for th...

Universal Air releases its summer schedule with four new routes

Universal Air announced its summer schedule with the launch of four additional new routes from its base in Malta, to Cagliari in Sardinia, Perugia in Northern Italy, Nice in France, Prague in Czechia and between Cagliari and Prague alongside its current routes to Athens and Corfu in Greece, The Balearic island of Ibiza, Palermo in Sicily, and Pécs in Hungary. Earlier this mon...

Lufthansa Technik Malta becomes the center of excellence for widebody overhaul in Europe

Lufthansa Technik Malta becomes the European center of excellence for the overhaul of widebody aircraft. The company, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, will expand its portfolio to also provide base maintenance services for Boeing 787 aircraft.  LTM is currently investing several million Euros in training its technical experts, tooling and material. The first aircraft is ex...

Malta to establish a new national air carrier

  The Government of Malta announced the establishment of a new national carrier which will commence operations on 31 March 2024 when Air Malta closes down after 50years of operation. This follows the ratification by the Maltese parliament of a five-year business plan which outlinesthe strategic roadmap for the establishment of a new national carrier for the island nation. A national carrie...

Maltese SJC Group to order Britten-Norman Islander aircraft

Britten-Norman and Malta-based SJC Group have signed a LoI to order two factory new Islander aircraft, with an option for a third. The two new Britten-Norman Islander aircraft will be used By SJC Group to establish a new company focused on building a fleet of fixed-wing aircraft, intended to be used as transport aircraft for routes in the Mediterranean, Europe, and North Africa. The airc...

Airhub Airlines wet leases Airbus A330-300 to Garuda Indonesia for hajj operations

Airhub Airlines signed a wet lease agreement with Garuda Indonesia, the renowned national flag carrier of Indonesia. The Maltese carrier will be deploying its Airbus A330-300 aircraft bearing the registration 9H-LEON between Syamsudin Noor International Airport [BDJ], King Abdulaziz International Airport [JED], as well as Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport [MED] within the Kingdom...

For the second consecutive year DC Aviation offsets 1.5 million liters of Jet A1 fuel sales at Malta International Airport

For the second consecutive year DC Aviation has successfully offset the sale of 1.5 million liters of Jet A1 fuel at its FBO located at Malta International Airport. This significant achievement has been made possible with the invaluable support of AZZERA. DC Aviation remains fully committed to promoting a more sustainable aviation industry through affirmative action....

Air Malta welcomes its fifth A320neo with new livery

Air Malta took delivery of its fifth Airbus A320neo. The new aircraft, which will bear registration 9H-NEE, will replace the A320ceo 9H-AEQ which will exit the Air Malta fleet. The delivery flight from the Airbus plant in Toulouse to Malta International Airport was powered by a blend of Sustainable Aviation Fuel and commanded by Capt. Patrick Calleja, and First Officer Mark Attard. This was C...

Air Malta to deploy Bluebox Blueview digital passenger experience on its new A320neo

Air Malta selected to deploy Blueview digital passenger experience on its new Airbus A320 neo aircraft. Blueview will be configured to offer Air Malta’s passengers an in-flight entertainment experience – entertainment, moving map, games, etc. – and will be deployed on a linefit Airbus Airspace Link installation. This new aircraft is expected to be delivered to Air Malta...

Sustainable vision for a resilient national airline – interview with David Curmi, Executive Chaiman, Air Malta

Day one of MACE 2022 revealed what country’s national airline, Air Malta, is undergoing. Executive Chaiman of the carrier, Mr. David Curmi, started his Keynote with an absolutely clear statement - Air Malta – Looking to the Future. He described actual situation, future plans and restructuring drivers. Almost 50 years of history and operations,the national airline on...