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Air Malta Teams Up With Lufthansa

Sun Feb 26, 2006 6:24 pm

Just read on Air Malta's website that KM is teaming up with Lufthansa.

I am very very happy about this as I believe that this development offers excellent prospects for KM, in addition to a more secure future. I also think that in the near future, LH may be interested in codesharing with Air Malta on the latter's daily flight to Tripoli.

I believe that Lufthansa compliments Air Malta perfectly. I cannot think of a better partner for KM, given that BA does not fly to MLA from LHR, and only does so from LGW and MAN through its GB Airways franchise. Alitalia is a nonstarter due to the continuous industrial disputes, not to mention service standards and financial health (irrelevant of the great affinity between the Maltese and the Italian people).

This is the great news about Air Malta that I have been waiting for for years!

Way to go!       

Source: My favourite news!

I did a search and it seems that this news has not yet been posted on A.net

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[Edited 2006-02-26 10:24:56]
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RE: Air Malta Teams Up With Lufthansa

Sun Feb 26, 2006 6:32 pm

I couldn't agree more. I was always a bit concerned seeing KM moving closer to AZ and the rest of Sky Team. So hopefully this is the first step in the right direction for KM and there are certainly a lot of advantages to be had for such a small company out of cooperating with LH.

I'm hoping that there might one day be a code-share with LX on the ZRH route. Especially now that LX has suspended it's own flights to BEN. We'll see.
 
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RE: Air Malta Teams Up With Lufthansa

Sun Feb 26, 2006 6:48 pm

I see the LH code on Air Malta's flights to Munich, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Berlin, Hamburg, and maybe Cologne too, come October and the winter schedule, as well as the KM code on Lufthansa's daily flight to FRA.

On my wish, then, there's a significant increase in the frequency of flights between MLA and Germany  thumbsup  Big grin  bigthumbsup  ... including the resumption of Air Malta's flights to STR, plus Air Malta joining Miles & More. I stop short of mentioning Air Malta and Star Alliance in the same sentence  wink  (Air Malta is insignificant to Star Alliance, but then again, who knows?) Big grin

I wonder where all this will leave the Condor operations to Malta. Who cares?! I'd rather have much more LH than a bit of DE... although I love those Condor birds.
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RE: Air Malta Teams Up With Lufthansa

Sun Feb 26, 2006 7:00 pm

Also on my wish list:

* ZRH going daily (at least for the summer season), in codeshare with LX

* GVA going up to 3 or 4 times weekly during summer and twice weekly in winter, also with LX code

* VIE going daily (for the peak season), codesharing with OS

* resumption of Air Malta operations to BEN in codeshare with LX and LH

* SK code on Air Malta's flights to Stockholm and Oslo

* bmi code on Air Malta's flights to the UK

* Air Malta flying to HEL (at least once weekly during summer) and a once weekly flight to WAW (for the summer at least) codesharing with LOT

...tell me about day dreamin'!  smile 
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RE: Air Malta Teams Up With Lufthansa

Sun Feb 26, 2006 7:03 pm

Quoting Emirates Skies (Reply 2):
I'm hoping that there might one day be a code-share with LX on the ZRH route. Especially now that LX has suspended it's own flights to BEN.

Well KM does not fly anymore to BEN...

I am disappointed that KM chose LH. Could not see that. Was thinking they were heading towards SKY. Another move from LH to dominate European skies.
Come on BA, wake up!!!
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RE: Air Malta Teams Up With Lufthansa

Sun Feb 26, 2006 7:03 pm

And Air One codes on Air Malta's flights to Italy!  biggrin 
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RE: Air Malta Teams Up With Lufthansa

Sun Feb 26, 2006 8:04 pm

The press release is also available on the Lufthansa website here.
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