Last Updated 09 | 05 | 2013 at 09:49

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Three New Airlines Choose Air Malta as their Ground Handling Partner

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Air Malta has recently been chosen as the preferred ground handling partner by Turkish Airlines, Air Baltic and Monarch Airlines at Malta International Airport. Starting this summer the airlines will operate over 140 flights to and from Malta.

Commenting on this announcement, Air Malta’s Chief Operations Officer, Silvio Falzon said that “This is good news for Air Malta. We are thrilled that these international airlines have chosen us as their preferred ground handling partner. The steady implementation of the restructuring process across the ground handling function is continuing and is facilitating the acquirement of new business opportunities.”

John Vella, Head of Ground Services was equally enthusiastic. “We have worked hard to secure such business considering the stiff competition in this market. We are proud to list Air Baltic, Monarch and Turkish to the growing list of over 15 international airlines that make use our ground handling services. Last July we announced an investment of over €3.5 million in new ground handling equipment and we have also invested heavily in re-training our staff. Such initiatives give us the competitive edge which prospective clients expect in providing a safe, reliable and cost effective service. I wish to thank all staff within ground handling for this achievement. It would not have been possible without their dedication and support.”

Air Malta, through its ground handling arm is geared to provide the full range of services that include Passenger Handling, Ramp, Ground Operations and Cargo Operations. These include check-in services, passenger escorting, departure gates service, transit passengers, baggage services, flight editing, aircraft despatch, load control, weight and balance. Other facilities include ramp services, aircraft marshalling, baggage sorting/transportation/loading-unloading, aircraft cleaning and cabin dressing, potable water supply, lavatory service, passenger transference on coaches and ambulift together with passenger with reduced mobility services.

Air Malta also offers cargo services including warehousing, chiller facilities, pallet build-up, freight, courier and mail handling, cargo acceptance and release together with technical engineering support both to Air Malta and various other clients.

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