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Air Malta's longest flight

Air Malta operated its longest and farthest non-stop flight recently. The charter flight, to Rwanda’s capital Kigali, carried 135,690 AstraZeneca vaccines donated by the government of Malta to the African nation. The seven-hour long direct flight, covering 2,426 nautical miles, departed Malta at 2:00 h on Friday, 15 October 2021, and landed at Kigali at 9:00 h.


Flight KM7510 was flown by the airline’s youngest Airbus A320neo aircraft (9H-NED). Such long-distance non-stop flights can now be operated with the airline’s new A320neo aircraft that offer additional range, 20% lower fuel costs, are more environment-friendly and make 50% less noise then the older Airbus A320ceo models. (cj)




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