Malta To Issue 36th Air Operator Certificate In Coming Weeks

7th May 2019

The same operator will also be registering more than 20 aircraft in Malta over two years.

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.

8th May 2019

Analysing the present situation, the report stated that the external surplus remains at historically high levels, due to the strong performance of the export-oriented services sector.

7th May 2019

Total inbound visitors to Malta were estimated at 172,971, an increase of 3.5 per cent when compared to the corresponding month in 2018.

6th May 2019

Michel Barnier spoke about the importance of having a single market across the EU Member States.

3rd May 2019

Revenue is also forecast to double in 2019 with a consequent increase in Ebdita.