Malta Air Charter

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Malta Air Charter Company Limited was an airline based in Malta. It operated mainly helicopter services and domestic passenger shuttles between the Maltese Islands. It also leased aircraft from parent company, Air Malta, for charter operations. It ceased operations in 2004.[1]

Former code data[edit]

  • IATA Code: R5
  • ICAO Code: MAC
  • Callsign: Malta Charter [2]

History[edit]

The airline was established in 1970, although it did not start operations until 1990 due to the many problems it faced. It ceased operations on 1 November 2004.[1] It had operated helicopter services linking the islands of Malta and Gozo since 1990. It had carried some 30,000 - 40,000 passengers per year, having reached a peak of 64,000 passengers in 1994. The operation became unsustainable for the Air Malta Group as the demand for the service declined and never managed to reach adequate levels.[3]

Fleet[edit]

Malta Air Charter operated the following aircraft:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Flight International 12–18 April 2005
  2. ^ Airline Codes retrieved 3 December 2006
  3. ^ a b Air Malta 27 October 2004