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20/02/2009

STARTING NEXT SUMMER THE NEW SCHEDULED FLIGHT FROM VERONA TO MALTA

Verona airport and Air Malta announced today at BIT in Milan the new connection between Verona and the Isle of Malta. The flight will operate twice a week from 4th June, with a young fleet of Airbus 319 and 320. On Thursdays the plane flying from Malta will land at 14:45 and depart again from the Catullo at 15:45. While on Saturdays the arrival time is scheduled at 12:50 and the aircraft will take off again from Verona to land at Malta international airport at 13:35. The airline also announced for next year an increase in the number of frequencies, as well as a longer period of flight operation. “We are so confident that this new connection will get good success, that we expect to record an average 70% load factor – declared Edwin Caruana, Air Malta director for Italy. We had initially planned to start operate this route to Verona in 2010, but the strong market request made us launch it one year earlier”. “We are pleased to add a new prestigious connection to our network, even now in a period of international crisis for air-transportation – commented Umberto Solimeno, business and marketing director of Catullo SpA. This destination, which is completely new for our customers, has a mainly tourist importance, both towards the Mediterranean Island and also for the potential incoming tourism to our “città d’arte”, the Garda lake and our mountains”. Air Malta is Malta’s National Airline and has operated for 35 years as schedule, charter and cargo air carrier from Malta International airport, which is located eight kilometers far from the capital La Valletta. Air Malta has a fleet of 12 Airbus aircrafts (A320 and A319), with an average age of 3 years.