From 17 June 2013, Air Malta will be flying to Algiers, on Mondays & Thursdays. This rather surprised us at Maltapoints – it seems pretty short notice to open a new route, let alone an entirely new market! PR Here
Prices seem to be stable from June, through to the end of the summer schedules in October, at €133.69 all in return for Economy Saver. What is slightly surprising is that all the other fare types are already particularly expensive, starting at over €450 return for Club Saver (which is itself slightly cheaper than Economy Flex). Our take on this is that Air Malta are trying to target the “Petroleum Club/Oil & Energy Club” and other contractors, rather like the Libyan market.
However, this new route is certainly a positive development and bodes well for the “turnaround” of Air Malta. Fingers crossed it performs well and will be included in the winter schedules.