Air Malta announced four new additional destinations. Flights to Tunisia’s capital, Tunis, are expected to start as early as 31st July, whilst flights to Kiev, Moscow Sheremetyevo and Tel Aviv are scheduled to restart by the first week of October depending on health and safety assessments.
This news follows the restart, last week, of nine new Air Malta destinations (Amsterdam, Brussels, Milan Linate, London Heathrow, Lisbon, Madrid, Palermo, Paris Charles De Gaulle and Orly). The Airline’s Manchester route will restart on the 1st August. The Airline has also increased frequencies on London and Catania and from August it will be operating 10 weekly frequencies on London Heathrow and nine weekly flights on Catania.
The Maltese Airline is seeing a gradual increase in bookings; however, it is too early to assess passengers’ expectations and perceptions.
In order to assist further the local tourism industry including hotels, restaurants and other tourism operators, and subject to health assessments, by next October, Air Malta hopes to operate scheduled services to Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Catania, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Kiev, Lisbon, London Heathrow, Lyon, Madrid, Manchester, Marseille, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Palermo, Paris Charles De Gaulle, Paris Orly, Prague, Rome, Tel Aviv, Vienna, Zurich and Tunis.
Due to the constant updating of Health and Safety policies of individual countries, it is advisable that customers check and follow the entry requirements of the country they are visiting before travel. To assist this process the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the trade association for the world’s airlines set up www.iata.org/en/youandiata/travelers/health/ to facilitate access to travel information and resources. The European Commission has also launched RE-OPEN EU, a web platform containing essential information on a safe relaunch of tourism across Europe. The platform will be easily accessible on desktop and mobile by following this link: https://reopen.europa.eu/.