From next 17 December a Comiso-Malta flight will be operational. The announcement came in the course of a joint press conference held by Soaco and Air Malta managers at Comiso airport. The flight connecting Comiso airport and the island of the Knights will be operational two days per week, Friday and Sunday. From last summer the Maltese airline operated three weekly flights from Palermo and 14 weekly flights from Catania.

“The launch of this new route – commented Joseph Galea, Ceo of Air Malta – is a new opportunity for both islands. As an airline, we know how strong the link between Sicily and Malta is. Last year we transported 150,000 passengers from Catania (6% more) and nearly 20 thousand passengers in the new route from/to Palermo”.

“For us Sicily – Claude Zammitt Trevisan, Italy Director of Malta Tourism Authority added – represents a very important slice of the market. We have flights from Catania and also from Palermo. Comiso is the step we had to do to consolidate our presence”.

“Malta – Silvio Meli and Giorgio Cappello, respectively President and CEO of Soaco, that manages the Pio La Torre airport of Comiso stressed – is the ideal destination both for incoming and outgoing: Malta is indeed an important international hub, one strategic link to continue to other European routes”.

The two managers of Soaco have also stated that since the beginning of the opening of Comiso airport, “creating a connection with the island of Malta has always been a priority objective, which is framed in a policy to increase the direct links by differentiating the offer. Even on the route that we link Malta to Comiso the Air Malta fare Go Light will be available, offering the possibility to fly for 39 euros one way”.


Source: medNews