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Air Malta joins the growing list of airlines and changes its cockpit policies

Air Malta (Malta) has updated its Cockpit Policy and issued this statement:

The devastating airline incident this week has sparked a discussion around the world about how crew policies can be improved to enhance passenger safety.

Our thoughts are with the family members of these passengers as well as our colleagues around the world.

Air Malta is committed to continually improving its safety policies and maintaining its impeccable safety record.

In light of this, we have decided with immediate effect to make it compulsory to have two crew members in the cockpit at all times.

This measure complements our other security procedures already in place.

Copyright Photo: Rolf Wallner/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-112 9H-AEH (msn 2122) taxies at Zurich Airport (Kloten).

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Air Malta moves from Atatürk to Sabiha Gökçen Airport in Istanbul

Malta A320-200 9H-AEP arriving at SAW (Air Malta)(LR)

Air Malta (Malta) on April 30 inaugurated its first flight to Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) after moving from Istanbul’s other airport, Atatürk International Airport (IST).

“Sabiha Gökçen Airport serves a growing and largely untapped catchment area within the Asian side of Istanbul and other cities to the south,” said Philip Saunders, Air Malta’s Chief Commercial Officer during a visit to mark the inaugural flight.

The airport, named after the world’s first female combat pilot Sabiha Gökçen, is the world’s fastest-growing airport serving more than 19 million passengers annually.

Sabiha Gökçen International Airport is situated on the eastern side of the Bosphorus strait and therefore forms part of the Asian side of the bi-continental city.

This airport is only 40 minutes away from the city center by taxi and is served also by a variety of efficient transport modes including dedicated Express airport buses and public transport. A shuttle bus to the metro station nearby provides access to metro lines and the Marmaray Tunnel that connects the two sides of the city underneath the Bosphorus.

Air Malta’s flights follow last summer’s schedule of three weekly flights every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Copyright Photo: Air Malta. Airbus A320-214 9H-AEP (msn 3056) arrives at SAW to the traditional water cannon salute.

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Air Malta to operate charter flights to seven UK airports this summer

Air Malta (airmalta.com) (Luqa) is again planning to operate charter flights to seven United Kingdom regional airports this summer. The airline issued this statement:

This summer, between May and October, Air Malta will again operate weekly charter flights to/from seven regional airports in the UK. In line with demand and operations in previous years, Air Malta will operate charter flights to/from Birmingham and Cardiff with two flights every week on Tuesdays and Fridays, and weekly flights on Tuesdays to/from Bristol, Exeter, Newcastle, Norwich and Glasgow airports.

These charter flights increase accessibility to the islands from regional UK airports and thus offer travellers the opportunity to travel out and back from their nearest home airport. Furthermore, such flights also attract the interest of the Maltese traveller to visit family and friends in various cities in the United Kingdom. The operation of such regional services was made possible thanks to the support received from tour operators and travel trade partners in the areas.

Air Malta operates such charter services as a supplement to the regular scheduled services to/from Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester.

Copyright Photo: Andi Hiltl. Airbus A319-112 9H-AEM (msn 2382) arrives at Zurich.

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Air Malta reduces its third quarter loss to $6.5 million

Air Malta (Luqa) has reduced its third quarter net loss to $6.5 million (€4.8 million) from $13.2 million (€9.8 million) in the same quarter in 2011 according to Malta Today.

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton. The new 2012 brand promotes the destination of Malta. Airbus A319-111 9H-AEL (msn 2332) prepares to land at London (Heathrow).

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Air Malta reduces its yearly fiscal loss to $36.8 million

Air Malta (Luqa, Malta) (Malta) reported an operating loss of €30 million ($36.8 million) (2011: €34 million), representing an improvement of €4.3 million over last year.

Read the full report from the airline: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best. Airbus A319-111 9H-AEH (msn 2122) prepares to land at London (Heathrow).

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Air Malta gets another chance to survive, the European Commission approves its restructuring plan

Air Malta (2nd) (Malta) is getting another chance to survive. The European Commission has approved the carrier’s reorganization plan which also involves a $164.8 million loan from the Maltese government to turn the airline around.

Read the full report from The Malta Independent: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Rolf Wallner.

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