in a statement to the press, Air Malta said that an ATC strike has been declared in Italy for Friday 25th June 2010 from 1000CEST to 1400CEST. This strike will affect Air Malta flights KM612/3 Malta/Reggio/Rome return, KM628/9 Malta/Milan/Malta and KM638/9 Malta/Torino/Malta.
In the event that the strike will materialise, Air Malta will operate its flights as follows:
Passengers travelling to Reggio Calabria will be accommodated on KM1308 departing Malta at 0915CEST. Passengers booked to travel to Rome are being offered to travel on KM614 to Rome which is planned to operate as per normal schedule departing Malta at 1815 CEST.
The Amsterdam/Malta flight KM397 will pick up passengers coming to Malta from Rome leaving Fiumicino airport at 1425CEST. Consequently, Air Malta flight to Manchester KM146/7 will leave Malta at 1745CEST.
Air Malta flights to and from Torino KM638/9 has been rescheduled to leave Malta at 2045CEST. Due to rotation of aircraft the Malta/Palermo flight KM668/9 will depart at 2220 CEST.
In the eventuality that this ATC strike is called off, the above-mentioned flights will operate as per original schedule. KM626 to Milan has been rescheduled to depart Malta at 0750CEST to enable the aircraft to land before strike action commences. KM627 from Milan will leave Malpensa airport as soon as strike action is over at 1410CEST. These timings will still stand should the strike action is withdrawn.
Air Malta would like to apologise to its passengers for any inconvenience they may encounter which are totally beyond the airline’s control and urges its client due to travel on the above mentioned flights to contact flight enquiries at Malta International Airport on tel: 50043333 or the Call Centre on 21662211 for further information on flight arrival / departure times.
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