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Air Malta Wet Leases Additional Airbus A320 From Getjet for Added Summer Capacity

Due to increasing post-pandemic demand, Air Malta has wet-leased and additional Airbus A320 from Getjet which will be deployed on their network from July through October 2022. For summer 2022, the Maltese national carrier will operate eight Airbus aircraft.


Air Malta Expands Their Fleet to Eight Airbus A320 and A320neo Family Aircraft for the Summer 2022 Holiday Season - Courtesy Air Malta

On Friday (June 24, 2022), Air Malta announced that they have wet-leased an additional Airbus A320 from Getjet to add capacity for summer on increasing post-COVID demand. For summer 2022, the carrier will operate a fleet of eight Airbus A320neo and A320ceo aircraft, all based in Malta. During the season, Air Malta will operate direct flights to Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Catania, Dusseldorf, Geneva, Paris Charles De Gaulle, Paris Orly, Rome Fiumicino, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Madrid, Milan Linate, Munich, Lyon, Prague, Vienna, and Zurich, as well as charter service to Warsaw.


In Friday’s announcment, Air Malta’s Chief Commercial Airport, Roy Kinnear, said,


“It’s encouraging to see air travel rebound strongly and demand from customers who have longed to travel again, rising sharply. During April and May we have carried over 267,000 guests across our 17 routes, achieving unprecedented seat load factors for both months. This additional aircraft will facilitate extra services on markets including Madrid, Prague, Lyon, and charter services to Warsaw.”


Also commenting on the added capacity, Air Malta’s Executive Chairman, David G, Curmi, added,

“These increases are further good news to the local travel and tourism industries which have passed through challenging times over the past years. The record levels of seat load factor being experienced by our airline are expected to continue in the coming months and during this month (June) we are operating with at a network occupancy level greater than 90%. This additional capacity will help facilitate the increased demand for inbound tourism travel to Malta as well as boost travel opportunities to Maltese citizens wishing to travel overseas for holidays.”


Founded in 1974, Air Malta is the airline of the Maltese Islands and typically serves 35 destinations (pre-pandemic) across Europe and the Mediterranean. For summer 2022, the carrier will operate a fleet of fleet of eight Airbus A320neos and A320ceos. Since the airline’s founding, Air Malta has and has carried over 55 million guests to and from the Maltese Islands since their founding.



Source: Air Malta