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Air Malta Ceases Operations After 50 Years

Maltese flag carrier Air Malta has ceased operations and gone out of business after 50 years flying.

The airline – which has been loss making for the past 20 years – officially ceased trading on Saturday following an EU block to further publicly-funded government bailouts.

Air Malta – not to be confused with the Ryanair Group-owned Malta Air – is being replaced by a new airline, KM Malta Airlines which will be run and owned by Malta’s government, under State ownership.

In a statement (see below), Air Malta sent its “heartfelt thanks” to all of its employees, customers, and travel partners.

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.

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