Air Malta: Small Airline, Big Ambitions

Air Malta has built up an extensive network and provides a lifeline to the island nation. Despite a small fleet and a limited home market, the Maltese flag carrier was outlining ambitious plans just as it was facing new competition and now the impact of coronavirus, as Lee Cross explains.

Surviving 46 years in the traditionally cutthroat aviation industry is no mean feat, especially when you are based on a small Mediterranean island with a population of just over 460,000, flying a fleet of only ten aircraft. But Air Malta has done just that, carrying over 55m passengers since its inception.

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