Air Malta announced on Monday that they have launched their second “lifeline schedule” in response to the worsening of the COVID pandemic in Europe.
They said, “the schedule, intended to ensure essential passenger and cargo connectivity to and from the Maltese Islands to key airports, will commence on Wednesday 27th January.”
The amended lifeline schedule is being introduced until the end of February, but is subject to extension, as the COVID situation in Europe continues to evolve.
Air Malta’s lifeline schedule will facilitate the continued shipment of cargo and passengers (where travel is essential) across Europe.
“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,” it said.
These measures are “intended to guarantee peace of mind and stability for the Islands during these uncertain and testing times.”
The new schedule will include 19 weekly return flights to eight destinations as following:
- London Heathrow
- Paris Charles De Gaulle
The following is Air Malta's updated lifeline schedule:
This comes after Air Malta transported Malta’s first batch of the Moderna vaccine on Sunday, and is expected to continue to transport vaccine shipments in the coming weeks.