Gozo airstrip preparatory works welcomed by GTA and the GBC
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The Gozo Tourism Association and the Gozo Business Chamber in a joint statement today said that they welcome favourably the commencement of the preparatory works in connection with the airstrip on Gozo at the former heliport.
“Both GTA and GBC, would like to reiterate that since their inception in February and December 1999, respectively, their stand regarding the airlink between Malta and Gozo has always been that, in favour of an airstrip.”
“These two Gozitan constituted bodies, representing the majority of the Gozitan businesses, strongly believe that the establishment of a sustainable air service, is another additional infrastructural investment, towards the connectivity between both Islands.,” the GTA and the GBC said.
They added, “such an investment, will not only offer an inter-island scheduled service for locals and tourists visiting the islands, but it will also offer the possibility of opening direct routes to Gozo from Schengen countries in the region.”
“The future of the tourism industry on Gozo, relies more than ever on additional connectivity to reach the island. Thus the availability of an airlink, will keep the Island of Gozo competitively marketable with so many emerging, destinations world wide. Gozo, as a distinct island tourist destination, can be competitive if there are reliable, consistent, effective and cost sensitive types of connections from and to the mainland and from the outside world.”
The Gozo Tourism Association and the Gozo Business Chamber concluded by saying that they would like to “take this opportunity to encourage the Ministry for Gozo to continue seeking the common good in favour of our Island… Gozo.”