In a few weeks, the Aviation Directorate within Transport Malta will be issuing a certificate to yet another air operator that has chosen to operate in Malta, its 36th certificate in total.
The same operator will also be registering more than 20 aircraft in Malta over two years.
Addressing the conference organised by the Malta Aviation Outlook, Transport Minister Ian Borg, who made the announcement, said that the aviation sector contributed to 2.5 per cent of Malta’s GDP, while creating more than 3,200 jobs.
Dr Borg spoke about the importance of connectivity and said that Malta has recently reached a number of agreements with Japan, South Korea, Ghana and the Ivory Coast and is seeking to reach agreements with a number of countries in South America, including Brazil.
"We could only dream about such success up to a few years ago and we did not achieve it overnight. The achievements we have made in this sector resulted from determination, consistency, proactivity and a long-term plan. It is necessary to continue pushing for more and more growth and achievement while ensuring that we have skilled personnel working in this important sector.”
“The Government's commitment will always remain to witness improvements in the economy and in every sector, towards a better quality of life for the people and more success for our businesses and our country," concluded Minister Borg.