• Joe Breitfeller

Air Malta Operates First Flight to Libya Since 2014

Air Malta operated their first flight since 2014 to Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport on Thursday morning (July 1st, 2021). Onboard was a Maltese delegation led by Finance and Employment Minister Clyde Caruana and Air Malta’s Executive Chairman David G. Curmi.


Air Malta Flight KM7692 Lands in Tripoli, Libya on Thursday, July 1st, 2021 - Courtesy Air Malta

On Friday (July 2, 2021), Air Malta announced the launch of their first flight since 2014 to Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport in Libya, which took place on the morning of Thursday, July 1st, 2021. The flight carried a Maltese delegation led by Finance and Employment Minister Clyde Caruana and Air Malta’s Executive Chairman David G. Curmi. The delegation also included aviation experts from both countries who discussed the eventual resumption of scheduled flights between Malta and Libya. Following the special one-day visit, Minister Clyde Caruana, said,

The resumption of scheduled services between Malta and Tripoli is seen by Air Malta as an important step. Libya was always a very important market for the airline, and we are happy to have had the opportunity to discuss commercial operations to the country with our Libyan counterparts. Such flight services will increase cooperation between the two countries on several aspects be they economic, social, or cultural. We are eager to resume our services subject to careful assessments to conduct a safe and viable commercial operation and reconnect both countries for the benefit of both nations.”


Founded in 1974, Air Malta is the airline of the Maltese Islands and under normal market conditions usually serves 35 destinations across Europe and the Mediterranean. The carrier is undergoing a vital restructuring, in accordance with EU requirements on state aid, to secure a sustainable and profitable future. Air Malta’s mission is to become recognized as one of the world’s leading destination airlines.



Source: Air Malta