The Aviation Directorate within Transport Malta will be issuing a certificate to another air operator to be registered in Malta, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg announced, according to a press statement by the government’s Department of Information (DOI). This operator eyes to register more than 20 aircraft in Malta in the next two years.
Addressing a Malta Aviation Outlook conference, Mr Borg reminded that the sector generates 2.5% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product, and creates more than 3,200 jobs. The minister also mentioned the importance of connectivity; Malta recently reached a number of agreements with Japan, South Korea, Ghana and the Ivory Coast and is seeking to reach agreements with a number of countries in South America, including Brazil.
“We could only dream about such success up to a few years ago and we did not achieve it overnight. The achievements we have made in this sector resulted from determination, consistency, proactivity and long-term planning. It is necessary to continue pushing for more and more growth and achievement while ensuring that we have skilled personnel working in this important sector,” Mr Borg said, according to the DOI.
“The government’s commitment will always remain to witness improvements in the economy and in every sector, towards a better quality of life for the people and more success for our businesses and our country,” the transport minister added.