Medavia

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Medavia
MEDAVIA LOGO.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
JB MDM MEDAVIA
Founded 1978
Hubs Malta International Airport
Fleet size 4
Destinations

Tripoli Mitiga International Airport and numerous locations in the Libyan Desert.

Italy and Sicily charters.
Headquarters Safi Aviation Park, Malta
Key people R. Ettir, Managing Director
A. Dekna, Accountable Manager

Mediterranean Aviation Company Limited, doing business as Medavia, is an airline with its head office at Safi Aviation Park, Carmelo Caruana Road, Safi, Malta. It operates ad hoc charters and long term leases mainly in North Africa supporting the oil industry and the provision of VIP charters. Its main bases are Malta International Airport and Tripoli International Airport, Libya.[1] Medavia has around 170 employees (as of 2007).

History[edit]

The airline is a Maltese registered company founded in 1978. It started operations in September 1979.

The organisation is an internationally accredited enterprise that primarily offers a range of aviation services namely flight operations charters with its own fleet, aircraft maintenance services and business charter brokerage.

Medavia officials were detained in the wake of the Libyan civil war over allegations that they supported the Gaddafi regime. The officials were taken into custody in late December 2013 and were released without charges in the first week of the new year.[2]

A Medavia aircraft was damaged by unrest in Tripoli, which coalesced in the Battle of Tripoli Airport.[3] Medavia flights served as evacuation channels for Maltese nationals in the weeks following the commencement of the battle.[4] Medavia currently serves as the only airline with flights from Libya direct to Europe, after plans for Libyan airline Ghadames Air Transport to begin Libya-Malta routes fell through.[5]


Fleet[edit]

Medavia Dash-8 102, reg. 9H-AEW, Malta International Airport.
Medavia Dash-8 102, reg. 9H-AEW, Malta International Airport.
Medavia Dash-8 Q315, reg. 9H-AFD, Malta International Airport.
Medavia Dash-8 Q315, reg. 9H-AFD, Malta International Airport.

The Medavia fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2016):[6]

Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers
Bombardier Dash-8 102 1 -- 37
Bombardier Dash-8 Q315 1 -- 50
Beechcraft 1900D 2 -- 19

The Medavia fleet previously also included the following aircraft (as of March 2008):

Medavia Beechcraft 1900D, reg. 9H-AFI, Malta International Airport.
Medavia Beechcraft 1900D, reg. 9H-AFI, Malta International Airport.

Operation[edit]

Medavia Dash-8 102, reg. 9H-AEW, Palermo, Sicily.
Medavia Dash-8 102, reg. 9H-AEW, Palermo, Sicily.

Medavia currently operates regular flights to Trapani and Naples. It has also recently provided connections to Salerno, Bari, Brindisi and Lampedusa in Italy, Zadar and Split in Croatia, and Corfu and Zakynthos in Greece, with plans to re-introduce the flights for the Summer seasons.

























References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-10. p. 48. 
  2. ^ Peregin, Christian (4 January 2013). "Medavia bosses freed". Times of Malta. Valletta. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Medavia plane hit during clashes at Tripoli airport". The Malta Independent. 15 July 2014. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "More Maltese pull out of Libya on two Medavia flights". The Malta Independent. 23 July 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "New Malta-Misrata flights launched by Maltese 4seasons Travel". Libya Herald. Tripoli. 10 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 20. 

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