Air, Freight News

TNT launches Malta route

[ June 1, 2015   //   ]

TNT has launched a new air route between its main European air hub in Liege and Malta.
It will operate five times a week on a Boeing 737-400 aircraft, with a stopover in Marseilles outbound and inbound. The flight arrives at Malta International Airport in the morning and departs in the evening, allowing for afternoon pick-up in Malta and next day delivery to all of Europe.
TNT, along with DHL and FedEx, had used a chartered Bridges Worldwide 737 freighter but this was withdrawn after DHL and then UPS started their own freighter operations. As an intermim measure TNT switched to a chartered Saab 340 operating between Malta and Marseilles.
TNT’s managing director international Europe, Ian Clough, said: “The addition of Malta to our European air network increases the choice and flexibility of delivery options for businesses that send parcels and freight to and from the country. It also gives us the capacity to further grow our business in and out of Southern Europe and the Mediterranean.”
(The next printed issue of FBJ (FBJ 4 2015) includes a full report on Malta.)