Malta Airport welcomes Eurowings inaugural flight from Vienna
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Malta International Airport welcomed Eurowings – the first new airline for 2017 with the traditional water salute earlier today. The airline will be operating morning flights to Vienna every Tuesday and Sunday until October.
Eurowings is a fully owned subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, and is planned to replace Germanwings following a rebrand.
Alan Borg, the Malta International Airport CEO commented, “occasions such as this one reward our year-long efforts to secure better connectivity for the Maltese islands. Working in close cooperation with the Ministry for Tourism and the Malta Tourism Authority is crucial to attracting new airlines to Malta and developing a more convenient flight schedule for our ever-increasing number of passengers.”
“Given our almost total dependence on air travel for our tourism influx, the role of Malta International Airport in the current tourism success story is pivotal,” Minister for Tourism Dr Edward Zammit Lewis said.
The commencement of services by Eurowings from Vienna, was welcomed by Malta Tourism Authority CEO Paul Bugeja.