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Air Malta adds four new destinations to its June flight schedule

May 20 2021 Share

Air Malta will reintroduce flights to Lisbon, Munich, Prague and Vienna into their national airline schedule, culminating into 51 weekly flights to 15 destinations from June.

The national flight schedule illustrates that Munich flights will operate five times a week, with Lisbon, Prague and Vienna flights operating twice a week each.

Air Malta chief commercial officer Roy Kinnear stated that while the flight schedule remains significantly less than Summer 2019, the airline remains committed to adapting its network and enhancing connectivity.

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Malta registers record 8,000+ vaccinations in just one day on Wednesday

May 20 2021 Share

Malta broke another vaccine record on Wednesday after registering over 8,000 vaccine doses in just one day, Health Minister Chris Fearne announced on Wednesday.

As of Tuesday 19th May, Malta registered a total of 437,654 vaccine doses, of which 289,855 were first doses with 152,581 fully vaccinated citizens.

The Health Minister went on to encourage Maltese citizens to register for their vaccine jab via vaccin.go.mt as Malta continues its battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Virtu Ferries’ high-speed ferry service from Malta to Gozo is coming on 1st June!

May 20 2021 Share

Virtu Ferries Gozo is pleased to announce the company’s fares for the Gozo – Malta high speed ferry service commencing 1st June 2021.

San Frangisk and San Pawl do not need any introduction. Both vessels, formerly operating on the Malta – Sicily route, recently returned to Malta from the company’s international route between Venice and Adriatic ports.

Virtu were official carriers to His Holiness Pope John Paul II in 1990. San Frangisk will be remembered for the memorable visit to Gozo of HH Pope John Paul II, the re-entry in Grand Harbour is part of Malta’s recent history. Virtu were also official carriers to HH Pope Benedict XVI on his Grand Harbour crossing in 2010, this time on San Pawl.

Virtu Ferries, a Maltese shipping company with a proven record operating international routes between Malta and Sicily, Venice and Adriatic ports in Croatia and Slovenia, Spain and Morocco in the Straits of Gibraltar, the Caribbean and the Red Sea, are delighted to be given the opportunity to operate the domestic route between Gozo and Malta. This coincides with the launching of our domestic operation between La Spezia, Portovenere and Cinque Terre in Liguria, Italy.

The vessels have a cruising speed of 35 knots (65 kilometers per hour), well within the 45 minute requirement for the crossing.

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Mass events just as COVID-19 safe as shopping centres and restaurants

Mass events just as COVID-19 safe as shopping centres and restaurants
May 19 2021 Share

Early reports and research have shown that events without masks and social distancing are just as safe as going to a restaurant or a shopping centre despite the COVID-19 pandemic. With a nightclub in Liverpool, matches at Wembley and World Snooker Championships in Sheffield serving as test events, preliminary data suggests that COVID-19 transmission can be reduced significantly by introducing screening and ventilation at big events.

This news could serve as a positive sign to the future of entertainment and mass events not only globally, but also in Malta. With measures being eased, mass events are still illegal, being some of the measures to be lifted last due to fear of virus spikes. However, the afore-mentioned measures along with the highly successful vaccine rollout in Malta,  could give the green light to the future of mass events on the island.

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