Air Malta yesterday (8 July) inaugurated its first scheduled route to the Georgian capital, Tbilisi from Malta International Airport.
The once weekly flight every Thursday will run until 18 September but there is the possibility that this service will be extended in line with demand.
Air Malta’s chief executive Capt. Clifford Chetcuti said it is the first time that a Maltese airline has operated scheduled services to Georgia.
He added: “The interest in this market started around a year ago when the airline was looking at growth opportunities to expand its network. This service is expected to open up new tourism markets to Malta and generate around 3,300 customers in both directions during the period of operation.”
Together with the InterCo Travel Group, the airline’s tour operating partner in Georgia, Air Malta formulated a plan to establish a direct air links between the two countries.
Through Air Malta’s network of over 40 destinations, Georgians will have easier access to countries like Rome, Paris, Frankfurt, London, and other main European cities.