The state carrier is announcing its comeback in regular service, but only a few days ago 70 pilots who had been terminated were asked to return their uniforms. These were placed in garbage bags in front of the Air Malta headquarters in Luqa.
Air Malta will serve a total of 2020 destinations in summer 22. The homebase, Luqa, will officially reopen on July 1st, 2020. On this day, the Maltese government will also lift the current entry restrictions for citizens of numerous countries.
From the only commercial airport in the Republic of Malta, the destinations Rome, Lyon, Marseille, Prague, Catania, Munich, Frankfurt, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Munich, Vienna, Zurich and Geneva will be accessible again on July 1, 2020. On July 15, 2020, Amsterdam, Brussels, Milan-Malpensa, London-Heathrow, Lisbon, Madrid, Palermo, Paris-Orly and Paris-Charles de Gaulle will follow. Air Malta plans to return to Manchester in August.
With Madrid you even record a destination that has not even been flown to for more than ten years. Air Malta will only serve Luxembourg on July 4th and 11th, 2020. According to the carrier, the cheapest tickets should cost 39 euros one way. In the area of sales, the company also cooperates with Ryanair, but has no connection with Malta Air.
The Maltese state carrier caused a real stir just a few days ago, because the number of pilots was almost halved. Those 70 who were fired were asked to return their uniforms. Since the tourism ministry responsible for Air Malta was silent, those affected decided to put their uniforms in shopping bags and sometimes even in garbage bags in front of the company headquarters in Luqa. The pilots criticized the fact that there were also pilots who have been flying for Air Malta for decades and who currently have no alternative jobs at all, especially not in Malta or Gozo.