National carrier Air Malta has signed a broad codeshare agreement with ITA Airways, Italy’s recently founded national carrier, thus closely connecting the two airlines’ networks.

This new commercial partnership, which applies to flights departing from Sunday 31st October, is bound to boost business travel and tourism between Italy and Malta.

The codeshare agreement is also set to offer customers more options and better flight schedules when travelling through the two airlines’ hubs in Rome and Luqa.

“We are very excited with this new code-share agreement that connects us to a wide selection of airports in Italy and beyond,” Air Malta CCO Roy Kinnear said.

Roy Kinnear
Roy Kinnear

“Italy is one of Air Malta’s most important markets and this agreement will enhance our reach in the Italian market. We intend to continue working and increase our cooperation with ITA Airways to bring more benefits to our customers,” Mr Kinnear continued.

The agreement allows ITA Airways’ and Air Malta’s customers to fly seamlessly to their desired destination with a single ‘unique’ ticket.

“ITA Airways is seeking valuable partnerships to support this important start-up period and this agreement goes in the right direction,” Andrea Benassi, Chief of Network, Fleet, and Alliances at ITA Airways said.

“[The Italian airline] aims at becoming an efficient and innovative air carrier that will be a reference point in providing Italy with quality connectivity with international destinations, thus boosting tourism and foreign trade,” Mr Benassi continued.

ITA Airways will apply its ‘AZ’ code on all services operated by Air Malta between Italy and Malta. Air Malta will codeshare AZ flights between Malta and Rome.

The new codeshare flights are now available for sale through both airlines’ respective websites, reservation systems, and in travel agencies.

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