I have been following Air Malta very closely over the last several years and I observed that KM often operates two flights (nonstop) to the same airport from Malta, often within less than half an hour between each flight. This was particularly the case last summer. For example, on certain days of the week, we had two flights to ORY, AMS, LGW, MUC, FRA, DUS, HAM, TXL, FCO, MXP, NAP, VIE, OSL, ARN, DME, and other European airports leaving within minutes of each other, operated by two A319s, or two A320s, or an A319 and an A320. Some of these flights were scheduled, some were extra scheduled flights and some were charter flights. Should Air Malta consider leasing a larger aircraft for the summer 2007 schedule or part thereof? I think that an A330, an A300, a 767, or an A310 (or even an A321) would do the trick. I also think that on the days where there's no need to operate a widebody, the extra capacity could be used for European destinations from which there is usually a high demand for seats, say MAN, and lower fares so as to fill-up the extra capacity. I think that this may also save on overall costs such as handling, fuel, etc.
What do you think?