Closure of Catania Airport to affect Air Malta flights
The closure of Catania's Fontanarossa airport from November 5 to
December 5 due to infrastructural works on the runway, will be affecting Air Malta's flights to this airport.
The airline said in a statement this evening that as Sigonella military airbase can only handle a maximun of four arrivals/departures per hour, it was forced to transfer its operations to Sigonella and cancel some services on certain dates.
Air Malta said that flight check-in will still be done at Catania's Airport and will open three hours prior to the schedule time of departure.
Check-in will close 90 minutes before the scheduled time of departure. Checked in
passengers will then be taken by coach to Sigonella.
Passengers arriving at Sigonella from Malta will be transferred by coach to Catania airport, from where they will pick their luggage.
Air Malta said it is contacting passengers booked on these flights advising them
of the changes and offering them alternatives.
Passengers with confirmed reservations and in possession of an issued ticket for flights affected by the cancellation can choose between one of the following options:
* free date change in the same booking class of service for another date until
March 15; or
* full refund of tickets.
Air Malta said it regretted any inconvenience caused to its passengers due to
circumstance beyond its control.
More information can be obtained on 2166 2211, from Air Malta sales offices or through the airline's website.
It issued the following revised flight schedule for the period.
November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3
KM 642 Dep Malta 1340hrs Arr Sigonella 1425hrs
KM 643 Dep Sigonella 1540hrs Arr Malta 1625hrs
November 6, 14, 20, 27, December 4
November 7, 14, 21, 28
KM 640 Dep Malta 1510hrs Arr Sigonella 1555hrs
KM 641 Dep Sigonella 1710hrs Arr Malta 1755hrs
KM 1308 Dep Malta 1510hrs Arr Sigonella 1555hrs
KM 1308 Dep Sigonella 1710hrs Arr Munich 1910hrs
KM 1309 Dep Munich 2000hrs Arr Sigonella 2210hrs
KM 1309 Dep Sigonella 2325hrs Arr Malta 0010*hrs
* - next day
November 8, 15, 22, 29
November 9, 16, 23, 30
KM 642 Dep Malta 1645hrs Arr Sigonella 1730hrs
KM 643 Dep Sigonella 1845hrs Arr Malta 1930hrs
November 10, 17, 24, December 1
KM 640 Dep Malta 0715hrs Arr Sigonella 0800hrs
KM 641 Dep Sigonella 0915hrs Arr Malta 1000hrs
KM 642 Dep Malta 1740hrs Arr Sigonella 1825hrs
KM 643 Dep Sigonella 1940hrs Arr Malta 2025hrs
November 11, 18, 25, December 2