VALLETTA, April 22 (Xinhua) -- French low-cost company Transavia opened the first weekly flight from France's 6th largest city Nantes to Malta on Tuesday.
Passengers were welcomed by dancers in traditional Maltese costumes and were given a flower, courtesy of the Malta Tourism Authority. A cake was also prepared for the occasion highlighting aspects of Malta and Nantes as well as the Transavia brand.
Malta International Airport (MIA) CEO Markus Klaushofer welcomed the new route and said the route to Nantes will ensure the French market maintains a healthy market mix provided by a variety of airline partners such Air Malta and Ryanair.
Malta Tourism Authority's CEO Josef Formosa Gauci commented that as a result of which Malta now has a regular connection to the North West of France, making the country connected to all major areas in France.
Created by Air France and KLM Group, Transavia provides scheduled service and charter flights to over 100 destinations.