MAviO News

Tanti Auguri Nigel!

We wish Ryanair / Malta Air First Officer Nigel J Dunkerley a very Happy Birthday! Nigel was voted as MAviO Leader of the Year during the BOV Aviation Outlook conference and award ceremony held in May 2017...

Happy Birthday Riccardo!

We wish MAviO’s Deputy CEO Riccardo Flask the very best on his birthday. Riccardo was one of the first to help kickstart Malta’s oldest running aviation meetup and awards. He has worked on a voluntary basis at...

Fly LeOne plots its return

Fly LeOne is planning to return to the skies during the first week of December 2022 . MAviO News has caught up with CEO Stefano Costantini to get an update on what is brewing for 2023. The company will...

Captain El-Ageli joins Jetclub Malta

As an ex-Medavia Head of Flight Operations and Training Captain Nouman El-Ageli hardly needs any introduction. His name is intertwined with that of the Safi Park based carrier, where he joined as a First...

Aviation brings people together

A recent post by an aircraft engineer created a huge response on social media. It highlights that professional people within the close-knit aviation community can overcome political tensions and whatever is...

Happy Birthday Norman!

Captain Norman D’Amato won the Aviator of the Year award way back in 2016. Norman is no stranger to the media, having had the opportunity to fly Pope Saint John Paul II on Air Malta’s Boeing 737-200 in 1990...

Heston to launch Maltese unit

Heston Airlines, which is a relatively young Lithuanian carrier with its headquarters in Vilnius, will launch a Maltese offshoot. The company commenced operations in 2021. Sources very close to the corridors of power at...

Declan Keller set to join Air Malta

Ex- Etihad and Air Serbia COO Declan Keller is set to join Air Malta. Sources close to Level 2 at SkyParks have confirmed with MAviO News that the Irish Airbus A330 captain has already been seen hovering around the...

Eurowings Europe moves to Malta

Eurowings Europe has relocated from Austria to Malta. This can be seen as  a win for the Maltese authorities after losing out to the landlocked country in 2017, when both Malta and Austria were vying for the new...

Talented Clint Taliana leaves TM-CAD

Enemed MAviO Leader of the Year (2021) award winner Clint Taliana will be leaving the reins of the Flight Operations Inspectorate at TM-CAD by the end of September 2022. The departure of the highly talented and amiable...

Libya Aviation Forum

Libya is a thriving market for aviation entrepreneurs. At present the Libyan Civil Aviation Authority has no less than twelve pending applications from start-ups according to reliable sources in Tripoli. This has not...

Refurbished Misurata Terminal

Tomorrow 17th September, Libyan authorities will inaugurate the newly refurbished terminal at Misurata Airport. This will facilitate air connections with the Maghreb country. The inauguration will also coincide with the...

Valletta Air to replace Air Malta?

There has been speculation during the past weeks on whether the government will be closing down Air Malta and replacing the current national carrier with a new airline. Minister Clyde Caruana did not rule out the...

FUTURA captain retires

Captain Alejandro Ballarin officially retired from line flying on 3rd September 2022. His name will forever be intertwined with that of Spanish charter carrier FUTURA where he spent almost 20 years . Though now defunct...

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