Airlines Air Malta and ITA Airways sign codeshare agreement

Air Malta has announced, that it has signed a codeshare agreement with new Italian airline ITA Airways.

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The carriers Air Malta and ITA Airways have signed for a broad codeshare agreement that sees both airline´s network being connected for passenger comfort. The commercial partnership has commenced yesterday on Sunday, October 31.

With the partnership, the airlines hope to boost business travel and tourism between Malta and Italy. Furthermore, customers now have more options and larger flight schedules to chose from, when travelling through the two airline’s hubs at Luqa in Malta and Rome in Italy.

Roy Kinnear, Air Malta’s Chief Commercial Officer said: “We are very excited with this new code-share agreement that connects us to a wide selection of airports in Italy and beyond. Italy is one of Air Malta’s most important markets and this agreement will enhance our reach in the Italian market. We intend to continue working and increase our cooperation with ITA Airways to bring more benefits to our customers.”

“We are very pleased with this code share agreement with Air Malta […] This cooperation agreement provides our passengers with the best travel experience when flying to an increasingly larger number of destinations and significantly enlarges our presence in Malta, a key market which presents great growth opportunities for the Company,” added Andrea Benassi, Chief of Network, Fleet and Alliances at ITA Airways.

ITA will apply its “AZ” airline code on flights operated by Air Malta between Italy and Malta. Vice versa, Air Malta will codeshare AZ flights between Malta and Rome. This allows customers of both airlines to fly seamlessly between the networks using a single ticket and checked-through baggage.

ITA Airways is the new flag-carrier of Italy, after Alitalia went bankrupt after years of financial struggles. The new carrier is using an all-Airbus fleet consisting of 19 Airbus A319s, 27 A320s and six A330s.

Air Malta operates with an all-Airbus fleet, too. Seven Airbus A320s, including four A320neos, are being operated by the carrier. Air Malta commenced passenger services in April 1975 and operates on seven scheduled services across Europe and North Africa.

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