Air Malta Returns to Berlin
Air Malta will resume services to Berlin Tegel as from the end of this October with up to two weekly scheduled frequencies every Wednesday and Sunday.
This was announced today by Minister for Tourism Dr Konrad Mizzi at this year’s ITB fair in Berlin, the tourist industry trade fair which attracts 109,000 visitors and 10,000 exhibitors every year. The fair opened this week and runs till Sunday 11th March.
Paul Sies Air Malta’s Chief Commercial Officer explained, "The airline had operated this route mostly to facilitate tour operator traffic but stopped it last year due to weak demand. After an evaluation and with the enhanced sales power we gained with the introduction of the Go-Light product, our hand luggage only fare, and the new sales teams we appointed in Germany, the airline now sees an opportunity to go back to Berlin as a full scheduled operator. After getting more support from tour operators and giving them the opportunity to buy seats on the service, we are confident that we can successfully relaunch this service.”
Air Malta’s Chairman Dr Charles Mangion added, “This is the 14th new route we have opened in recent months. We believe that through changing conditions and a new commercial drive we can make this route profitable again and reconnect Malta to Germany’s Capital. We are pleased to be giving travellers more and more opportunities to travel to and from Malta. This is another welcome addition to our scheduled network and fits perfectly with our growth strategy."
Dr. Konrad Mizzi, Minister for Tourism added, “The tourism industry is a very dynamic industry with conditions and opportunities change every day. I am happy to note that Air Malta is fast become an agile organization able to renew itself, adapt, change quickly, and succeed in a rapidly changing environment. This is more good news for both Maltese and Germans visiting the two countries either travelling in groups or making their individual arrangements. As a government we are working hard together with Air Malta and the Malta Tourism Authority to secure more business and tourism opportunities for the benefit of the Maltese Islands.”
Berlin is a cultural melting pot with a rich history going back to the 13th century. The German capital is a world city bursting with culture, politics, technology, media and science and really is at the centre of Europe. Ravished by wars and divided for almost 20 years, Berlin has emerged as an open city where six million residents from 180 nations live together in peace and harmony. Whether you’re on a short trip to the city or have a longer time to explore, Berlin is certainly not a city that will disappoint. From beer gardens to abandoned airports, museums and 24-hour nightclubs there really is something for everyone.
Further information is available on www.airmalta.com, by calling Air Malta’s Call Centre on +356 21662211 from Malta or 01806 203040 from Germany. Charges may apply. Alternatively customers can contact Air Malta sales office at Malta International Airport or any Travel Agents in Malta or Germany. Picture shows the Maltese delegation headed by Malta’s Minister for Tourism Dr Konrad Mizzi (4th right) at the ITB fair in Berlin just after the announcement.