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Encyclopedia > Air Malta
Air Malta
IATA
KM
ICAO
AMC
Callsign
AIR MALTA
Founded 1973
Hubs Malta International Airport
Frequent flyer program Flypass, KMiles
Member lounge La Valette
Fleet size 14
Destinations 36
Parent company Air Malta Plc.
Headquarters Luqa, Malta
Key people Lawrence Zammit (Chairman)
Website: http://www.airmalta.com

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Air Malta has been named by the Association of European Airlines (AEA) as the most secure for baggage amongst all other European operators. In fact Air Malta loses only 3 items of luggage every 1,000 compared to 28 items of luggage for every 1,000 by British Airways.

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History

[citation needed] For many years the Maltese were used to travelling by sea or with foreign (mainly British) airlines but when Malta obtained its independence, the new government decided to create a new national means of transport. The airline was established on March 21, 1973, when it was created by a resolution of the Malta House of Representatives, set up as a limited liability company and granted a certificate of rights to operate international services from Malta. March 21 is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ...

Air Malta Boeing 737-300

Air Malta began service on April 1, 1974, with two wet leased Boeing 720Bs that initially served Rome, Tripoli, London, Manchester, Frankfurt and Paris from Malta's airport. Image File history File linksMetadata Air. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Air. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... A wet lease is any leasing arrangement whereby a company agrees to provide an aircraft and at least one pilot to another company. ... The Boeing 707 is an American four-engine commercial passenger jet airliner developed by Boeing in the early 1950s. ... Nickname: Motto: SPQR: Senatus Populusque Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC Government  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area  - City 1,285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban 5... Tripoli (Arabic: طرابلس Tarābulus) is the capital city of Libya. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... For other uses, see Frankfurt (disambiguation). ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) The Eiffel Tower in Paris, as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ...


In 1982, Air Malta signed a purchase contract for 3 new Boeing 737s which were delivered early in 1983. In 1986, Air Malta ordered two new 737s, and in 1987 ordered its first Airbus A320. They then sold the two 720s on their fleet. In 1989, Air Malta exercised an option for one more A320, and in 1992, two more 737s were ordered. That year 4 Avro RJ 70's were ordered, to be put on routes Malta to Catania and Palermo and to new destinations such as Tunis and Monastir. Events Favila becomes king of Asturias after Pelayos death Births Emperor Kammu of Japan (d. ... Airbus S.A.S. is the aircraft manufacturing subsidiary of EADS N.V., a pan-European aerospace concern. ... The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... The Roman Odeon. ... For other uses, see Palermo (disambiguation). ... The Ribat in Monastir. ...


After the opening of the new Malta International Airport in 1992, Air Malta created CargoSystems, that includes the air transportation of cargo on Air Malta planes. In 1994 Air Malta inaugurated a cargo center at the airport. On June 9th 1997, Air Malta flight KM 830 was hijacked. The old passenger terminal at Luqa Airport was converted into an air cargo terminal when the completely re-furbished Malta International Airport became fully operational in March 1992. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ...


In July 2002 Air Malta announced that its new fleet of aircraft would be from the European aeroplane manufacturers Airbus. The new fleet compromises of A319s and A320s and deliveries have already begun. The last plane will be delivered in 2007 thus reducing the average age of fleet to around 2.5 years.


Air Malta has concluded over 191 interline ticketing agreements with other IATA airlines. It also has a codeshare agreement with Qantas from Sydney-Singapore-London-Malta. The International Air Transport Association is an international trade organization of airlines headquarted in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ...


According to the Association of European Airlines quarterly review of May 2006 Air Malta is the airline that loses the least amount of passenger baggage. The amount of baggage lost in the first quarter of 2006 was 4.1 bags missing per 1000 passengers. The Association of European Airlines includes 29 European airlines, who together shipped 346,475,239 passengers in 2005. ...


Air Malta is owned by the Maltese government (98%) and private investors (2%). Air Malta also has a 25% shareholding in Medavia. The airline employs 1,547 staff (May 2007)[1]. Medavia is an airline based at Luqa in Malta. ...


Destinations

Further information: Air Malta destinations Air Malta flies to the following destinations (as of June 2006): Libya Tripoli (Tripoli International Airport) Benghazi (from summer 2007) Morocco Casablanca (Mohammed V International Airport) Tunisia Tunis (Tunis-Carthage Airport) Austria Vienna (Vienna International Airport) Belgium Brussels (Brussels Airport) Bulgaria Sofia (Sofia Airport) Cyprus Larnaca (Larnaca International Airport)(operated...

  • Air Malta also operates seasonal charters from Airports in the UK, which include; Birmingham, Bristol, Nottingham/East Midlands and some other airports.

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Incidents and accidents

Air Malta flight KM830 was hijacked in June 1997, by two Turks. The hijack ended with no casualties in Cologne. Air Malta flight KM 830 bound for Istanbul with 90 passengers on board was hijacked 20 minutes after take off and diverted to Cologne. ...


Fleet

The Air Malta fleet consists of the following aircraft (as at May 2007): [citation needed] May 2007 is the fifth month of that year. ...

  • 5 Airbus A319-111 9H-AEG (Mdina), 9H-AEH (Floriana), 9H-AEJ (San Pawl il-Baħar), 9H-AEL (Marsaxlokk), 9H-AEM (Birgu - Citta Vittoriosa)
  • 7 Airbus A320-214 9H-AEF (Valletta), 9H-AEI (Rabat - Citta Vittoria), 9H-AEK (San Ġiljan), 9H-AEN (Bormla), 9H-AEO (Isla - Citta Invicta), 9H-AEP (Nadur), 9H-AEQ (Tarxien)
  • 2 Boeing 737-33A 9H-ADH (NOT NAMED), 9H-ADI (NOT NAMED)

Note: 9H-AEN is wet leased to XL Airways and 9H-AEF to XL Airways. The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... The Airbus A320 family of short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft are manufactured by Airbus S.A.S.. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. ... The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body airliner. ... XL Airways is a British charter airline with headquarters at Crawley in the United Kingdom, it is part of the XL Leisure Group. ... XL Airways is a British charter airline with headquarters at Crawley in the United Kingdom, it is part of the XL Leisure Group. ...


External links

  • Air Malta

References

  1. ^
  2. ^ "Air Malta destinations", Airliner World, August 2007, p. 7. 

  Results from FactBites:
 
Air Malta (308 words)
Air Malta is the national airline of the small island country of Malta, in the Mediterranean Sea.
Air Maltas history began on March 21, 1973, when it was created by a resolution of the Malta House of Representatives, and set up as a limited liability company on the 30th of that month.
Air Malta began service on April 1, 1974, with two wet leased Boeing 720s that initially served Rome, Tripoli, London, Manchester, Frankfurt and Paris from Malta's airport.
MaltaToday (516 words)
The results for Air Malta are nothing to write home about with the airline carrying almost 30,000 less passengers for the first quarter 2006 when compared to the same period last year and a total decline of 46,000 passengers for all of the airline’s financial year.
Air Malta’s financial year is April to March; so the 1st quarter results are the final set of data to complete the whole financial year 2005/06.
Air Malta reported that during the entire financial year (2005/6) it carried a total of 1.86 million passengers on its whole network, a decrease of 46,000 passengers (-2.4%) when compared to the previous year.
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