Air Malta is eyeing the introduction of a service to Accra, Ghana, which will possibly be followed by a service to Mumbai.
The introduction of the services would be part of Air Malta’s ongoing growth process.
Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi, who made the announcement in Parliament, said Air Malta was considering using a longer-range version of the Airbus A321, the A321XLR, to start flying to Accra in Ghana. He also stated once again that flights to Mumbai were also part of the airline’s goals.
“We want to serve sub-Saharan Africa, so we are considering a service to Accra, Ghana, and are also considering Mumbai,” he said.
Malta and Ghana have been seeking to work closer together. Just last month, six documented agreements were signed that will continue to strengthen relations between the two countries, including a double-taxation agreement, a memorandum of understanding on air services, and a memorandum of understanding on medicines.
Furthermore, the possibility of Air Malta commencing flights to various cities in India was first discussed during a meeting between Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during a meeting between the two in Gujarat, where Dr Muscat promoted Malta as a European base for Indian companies post-Brexit.
Dr Mizzi went on to say that, once Tripoli airport is safe, the Maltese carrier would be one of the first airlines to restart operations to Libya.