Malta International Airport (MIA) recently welcomed a new airline to its portfolio. A new connection from Moscow to Malta was inaugurated last Sunday and will be operating on a weekly basis this season. The operating airline Transaero is based in Moscow and is one of the largest in Russia, operating a broad network of national and international flights.
The first Transaero flight that landed from Moscow was greeted with a water arch on the runway and the passengers were welcomed by the Russian ambassador in Malta, the CEO of the Malta Tourism Authority and the CEO of MIA, Alan Borg, who is delighted about the addition. “We are very happy to welcome Transaero to our family of airlines operating to and from our airport. Transaero is the second new airline launched this year, and falls part of our strategy to increase connectivity to our island. The Russian airline will definitely help enhance our presence in the Russian market,” Mr. Borg stated. Olga Pleshakova, CEO of Transaero, is thinking amongst the same lines, hoping that the route will contribute to an increase in tourist exchange between the two countries.