Air Malta launches its second ‘Lifeline schedule’ as Covid cases surge in Europe

Air Malta

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A second ‘Lifeline schedule’ has been launched by Air Malta as the coronavirus wave took a turn for the worse.

In a statement on Monday, Air Malta said that the schedule is intended to ensure essential passenger and cargo connectivity to and from Malta to key airports.

The schedule will kick in on 27 January until the end of February. However, this may be further extended as evaluations which are due in the coming weeks, will determine the next steps.

“The National Airline has been at the forefront in efforts to ensure essential passenger connectivity to selected major European cities as well as a continuous connectivity for cargo, mail and essential medical supplies including the COVID-19 vaccine and other resources that are critical to the islands’ supply chain,” Air Malta said. It added that the lifeline schedule is intended to guarantee peace of mind and stability for the islands during these uncertain times.

As from 27 January, Air Malta will be operating 19 weekly return flights to eight destinations: Amsterdam, Brussels, Catania, Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Paris Charles De Gaulle, Rome and Zurich with the below schedule:

Air Malta said it will continue making changes to its flight schedule to maximize capacity whilst ensuring connectivity.

The first lifeline schedule was launched last March when all commercial flights were grounded following the outbreak of the pandemic.