Air Malta and Emirates have signed an agreement by which Air Malta will codeshare on Emirates flights between Malta and Larnaca in Cyprus…
Air Malta and Emirates have signed an agreement by which Air Malta will codeshare on Emirates flights between Malta and Larnaca in Cyprus. Starting from 2nd October 2005, Emirates, the operating airline, will fly passengers between Malta and Larnaca four times a week, with flights connecting on to Emirates` home base in Dubai.
Speaking at a news conference to make the announcement, Dominic Attard, Air Malta`s Chief Officer Strategic Planning, said: The signing of this agreement is yet another milestone for Air Malta. Air Malta is rapidly enhancing its range of codeshare partners on specific routes with other quality airlines increasing and improving its destination network. Both Air Malta and Emirates share the same reputation and commitment towards their customers such as superior service and enhanced levels of customer satisfaction. These attributes makes them ideal partners.
We are very pleased to team up with Emirates. It is an excellent combination, which will help the development of business between Malta and Cyprus. Air Malta is focused on maintaining and improving connectivity to and from Malta and has, over the last year or so, entered into codeshare and other forms of partnerships with major players in the air transport business.
Our community cannot trade or exist without a wide network of air travel options. It is in this direction where Air Malta`s strategy is focused.
Keith Longstaff, Emirate`s Senior Vice President Commercial Operations Europe, added: Emirates has been operating services to Malta since 1998 and it has proved to be an important and popular market for us. The start of Emirates services between Malta and Larnaca, and our codeshare with Air Malta, can only serve to increase both business and leisure travel to the island. This is the first time we have been able to offer passengers the opportunity to fly between Malta and Larnaca and we are confident that the route will prove to be a great success.
Emirates prides itself on its quality of service and the excellent experience passengers have when traveling with the airline, and we are looking forward to offering that great service to many passengers on this route and indeed onwards around Emirates` extensive route network. This codeshare agreement will help stimulate travel for both airlines and bring them mutual benefits in terms of an enhanced airline network.
Emirates will operate an Airbus 330-200 on the route, offering 12 seats in First, 42 seats in Business, and 183 in Economy class.
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