July 09, 2019: Air Malta has started scheduled weekly flights to the Georgian capital, Tbilisi. The flight will run on every Thursday until September 18, with the possibility of an extension depending on demand.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Georgia here we come %uD83D%uDEEB <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/flyairmalta?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#flyairmalta</a> - Air Malta inaugurated its first scheduled service to the Georgian capital, Tbilisi. The once weekly flight every Thursday will run until the 18th September 2019. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/malta?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#malta</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/airmalta?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#airmalta</a> <a href="https://t.co/WWQz7edpzI">https://t.co/WWQz7edpzI</a></p>— Air Malta (@AirMalta) <a href="https://twitter.com/AirMalta/status/1148476092463927297?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 9, 2019</a></blockquote>
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"This is the first time that the Maltese airline is operating scheduled services to Georgia. 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," said Air Malta's chief executive Capt. Clifford Chetcuti.
Air Malta formulated the plan to establish a direct air link between the two countries in association with its tour operating partner in Georgia, InterCo Travel Group. The plan is expected to facilitate travel for Georgians to visit the Islands or other European destinations through Air Malta's European flight network.