Air Malta to join Miles&More

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  1. maltapoints

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    The deal is apparently just subject to the approval of the new government, although I see absolutely no reason why they would reverse the decision.

    This will happen sometime in 2013, possibly as early as June/July.

    Full details on the Maltapoints blog, here.
     
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    This is pretty awesome news!
     
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  3. I rthink they will apply for full *A membership once they are in the M&M tent. That only makes sense as they will be able to attract more cnx pax coming through LH code shares to Malta
     
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  4. Fredrik
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    I am not sure what value they would bring to *. Is there a lot of connecting traffic through Malta?
     
  5. Wandering Aramean
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    No, but that doesn't mean they won't join. There isn't a ot of connecting traffic at LJU, either, for example.

    Also, this is stil just an unconfirmed rumor, I beieve.
     
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    I see your point and if they want to join and meet the required standard(whatever it is), why not?
     
  7. tommy777
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    It looks like Flypass is still their loyalty program and we're now in June. Any updates?
     
  8. maltapoints

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    Hey Tommy. Apologies for the delayed reply but I've been stuck on various Maltapoints issues.

    Flypass is still the loyalty programme, but that's no surprise. This is Malta and nothing bureaucratic moves fast (or indeed at anything other than snail's pace) here.

    The fact is, the replacement of Flypass is not a matter of debate, that is definitely going to happen (indeed this is public domain news, see for example: http://www.timesofmalta.com/article...nch-Flypass-customer-loyalty-programme.450853), it's just a matter of when. The slight "if" is "if" it will be replaced by M&M. This was decided and approved by the Air Malta executive and previous administration, but (last I heard) is still subject to final approval from the current government (in office since March).

    So I disagree with Wandering Aramean's assessment of this as an "unconfirmed rumour". I have solid confirmation that:

    ii) Air Malta is to relaunch Flypass; and

    iii) Air Malta had decided upon replacing Flypass with M&M: but the hitch is this remains subject to the approval of the new government.
     
  9. ralfkrippner
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    It would be good news as Malta is one of the sun destinations one could fly to for a daw or a weekend with many of the chain hotels for a points run and if it can be reached by Air Malta with M&M miles it would make it even easier. Also Air Malta has a connection through Sicily when flying from MUC. Thats an area I haven't flown to so far.
     
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