Brussels Airlines was saluted by a water arch upon making its first landing at the Malta International Airport on the afternoon of June 20, 2014. Passengers on board were later greeted by a group of dancers clad in traditional Maltese costumes, who handed out flowers as a welcoming gesture.
On board the first flight was Malta’s Ambassador in Brussels, H.E. Mr Ray Azzopardi and Brussels Airlines Vice President for Media Relations Mr. Geert Sciot.
The airline has chosen Malta as part of its summer expansion across European destinations and will be flying directly to and from Malta International Airport twice a week, on Fridays and Sundays.
“Coupled with the code sharing agreement Brussels Airlines has with our national carrier Air Malta, the addition of these flights further enhance our current offer to the Belgian market and beyond” said Markus Klaushofer, CEO at the Malta International Airport.
Representatives from the Ministry of Tourism and the Malta Tourism Authority were also present in welcoming the airline to Malta.
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