Air Malta will be flying to Italy purposely to bring stranded passengers back and ferry medical supplies and cargo.
A limited number of flights will be operated by the national airline to carry urgent medical supplies for hospitals, transport cargo, and repatriate residents.
Air Malta yesterday suspended all flights to and from Italy in line with the ban ordered by the Government after the national lockdown imposed by the Italian authorities as efforts continue to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
The airline said the repatriation of the stranded passengers will be coordinated by the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs, which can be contacted on 356 2204 2200 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Air Malta said it is in touch with various authorities and closely monitoring the evolving situation, adding it will announce any changes as the need arises. It said it will keep customers updated through its website - www.airmalta.com - and social media channels including www.facebook.com/AirMalta/.