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Emperor Aviation expands its business jet fleet

Emperor Aviation, the first Maltese operator active in the Russian business aviation market announces fleet expansion. The company received a long-range Global XRS business jet. The announcement was made during ЕВАСЕ 2016, the largest European business aviation exhibition which was taking place on May 24-May 26 in Geneva. - We highly appreciate the credit of trust given to us by o...

Bombardier Celebrates its 100th Aircraft Delivery into the VistaJet Fleet

VistaJet’s 100th Bombardier aircraft, an all-new Global 6000 business jet, has entered service VistaJet’s current fleet of more than 60 aircraft is comprised exclusively of mid- and long-range Bombardier business jets Bombardier Business Aircraft and VistaJet today celebrated an important milestone as the private jet company officially welcomed the 100th Bombardier...

Why private jets ‘have to get away from the Hollywood image’

You could say that Thomas Flohr, founder, chairman and owner of the executive jets business VistaJet, has an affinity with his product. “I fly as much as 700 hours a year, so I know what our clients want. They want luxury and comfort, of course, because they have certain lifestyle expectations. But they also want efficiency, because their time is a premium. That’s what we aim to giv...

VistaJet passes 100th aircraft milestone

VistaJet, the global leader in business aviation, today reached an important milestone in its history when it welcomed its 100th ever aircraft to its fleet. The company has invested billions in jets in the past decade, growing its fleet from just 5 jets in 2006 to over 60 today, with a market value of more than $1.8bn. The company has come a long way in the past decade. In 2006, VistaJet travel...

Alitalia Wants a Major Stake in Air Malta

Italian airline Alitalia says it is considering buying a 49 percent stake in Air Malta. Alitalia, which is controlled by Abu Dhabi carrier Etihad Airways, signed a memorandum of understanding Wednesday with the Maltese government to launch due diligence on a possible deal. Alitalia CEO Cramer Ball said any deal would not hurt Alitalia’s three-year re-launch, which includes the goal of ret...

Air Malta further strengthens its leading position between Italy and Malta

Air Malta will start scheduled services between Malta and Palermo as from 4th July. These flights will operate in addition to the 13 weekly flights between Malta and Catania/Sicily and reinforce the airline’s leading position between Italy and Malta. Air Malta gives the best choice for travellers from both Italy and Malta with 34 weekly flights and the highest number of frequencies per desti...

VistaJet to grow its presence in Malta

Company announces intention to move its Global Group Headquarters to Malta Certain Headquarter functions to be centralized in Malta Targeted structure to help drive continued growth Takes receipt of 50th Maltese registered aircraft VistaJet, the global leader in business aviation, today is excited to announce that it intends to move its corporate HQ to Malta, as it prepares for the...

Air Malta to fly to/from 30 destinations this summer

Air Malta is planning an enhanced summer 2016 flight schedule that will see improved flight timings on Manchester, Catania, Vienna, Lyon and Marseille and increased frequency on Berlin. The Maltese airline will continue being the largest operator to London and the UK by offering a selection of 30 weekly flights to seven airports. With this schedule, running from the 27th March till 29th October, A...

Centenary of Aviation monument unveiled

A monument to mark the centenary of aviation in Malta was unveiled yesterday on a roundabout near the airport in Luqa. The monument was unveiled by Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis and Infrastructure Minister Joe Mizzi, who spoke on how Malta, because of its geographical position, was always on the forefront of developments in aviation since the first flight here - performed by a Short Type...

KLM and Air Malta inaugurate code-share agreement

KLM and Air Malta have inaugurated their code-share agreement today. The code-share, which started this summer, saw KLM placing its code and flight numbers on flights operated by Air Malta between Malta and Amsterdam. This agreement has enabled KLM to offer its customers daily services between Amsterdam and Malta. Air Malta’s flights to/from Amsterdam’s Schi...

Air Malta on track to regaining profitability

As projected in last year’s AGM, loss for year ending March 2015 confirmed at €16 million - This year’s Air Malta projected loss reduced to €4 million: Down from €16 million in 2015 and from €78 million when the airline entered the restructuring plan in 2012 - Focus shifts to competitiveness: growth, workers productivity and strategic alliance Air Malta&...