45 years ago, Air Malta launched its first flight to Vienna. In April 1977, Air Malta operated a Douglas DC-9 aircraft with flight number KM132 for the first time to Vienna. Over the years the route has grown substantially, and Malta’s national airline currently connects Vienna with up to seven times per week.
Air Malta and Vienna airport jointly celebrated this anniversary with a photo opportunity with Walter Fehsler, Sales Manager Austria of Air Malta, Corinna Ziegler, Director of the Malta Tourism Authority and Julian Jäger, joint CEO and COO of Vienna Airport.
“Merħba Air Malta! The airline has been flying to Vienna for 45 years, thus creating an important link from Austria to Malta, especially for outgoing tourism. I got to know the beauty of this Mediterranean island for close to five years in my capacity as the CEO of Malta International Airport, and I can confirm from my own personal experience that this island is always worth a visit! Thanks to the direct flight connection, tourists from Malta also have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with Vienna and Austria. On behalf of Vienna Airport, I would like to congratulate Air Malta on the 45th anniversary of its flight service on the Vienna-Malta route, and I look forward to many more years of good cooperation”.Julian Jäger, joint CEO and COO of Vienna Airport.
Air Malta has been offering flight service on the route connecting Vienna to the Maltese capital of Valletta since April 1977. With the exception of a short interruption in the years 1981 1987, Air Malta has been flying continuously to Vienna throughout this time. Today the airline operates flights on this route up to seven times per week, with an Airbus A320
“We are thrilled to be able to celebrate this success today. Vienna represents one of the very first routes which the airline decided to serve after its founding and passenger traffic on this route has continuously grown through the years. During this time, we have transported a total of 1.5 million passengers on the route, and we would like to thank our partners who collaborated with us all these years for their outstanding cooperation and support,”.Alan Tune, Head of Revenue Management & Global Sales at Air Malta.
Air Malta flights between Malta and Vienna are code-shared with Austrian Airlines thus offering customers more travel options and seamless connectivity at Vienna to/from Austrian Airlines’ worldwide network.