New airline, if pilot talks fail

New airline, if pilot talks fail

As Air Malta continues talks with its pilots over a new collective agreement, a new airline being set up by the government could provide it with a fall-back option, should an agreement remain elusive



Air Malta has signed collective agreements with all employee sections except its pilots

Air Malta has signed collective agreements with all employee sections except its pilots




As negotiations with ALPA, the pilots’ union, remain at a standstill, sources close to the negotiations have told MaltaToday that time is running out for Air Malta to conclude a deal.

This newspaper is informed that Air Malta has offered its pilots a package that will see first officers’ salaries increase by an average of €72,392 over a five-year period, while the average increase for a captain would be €105,600. 

Furthermore, arrears of €6,000 have been offered to each pilot for the expired period of the collective agreement between January 2016 and December 2017.

Read the full interview in the MaltaToday digital edition