St Monica’s School of Birkirkara’s 140 students attended an hour-long educational Air Malta flight at an altitude of 16,000 feet to Sicily and back with a flyby of Mount Etna, according to a press statement by the national carrier.
Before the flight, students received brief talks on the formalities of the airport by both Air Malta and Malta International Airport personnel. After this, students visited the airline’s engineering hangar to see Air Malta’s latest Airbus A320neo aircraft sporting Nickelodeon livery. One of the airline’s engineers explained some technical features of the aircraft during the visit.
The school organised the event together with Air Malta’s Captain Mark Micallef and the airline’s charter flights section. “It was made possible with the assistance given by the teachers and guardians of St Monica School who also accompanied the children, Malta International Airport including its Fire and Rescue Section and the Malta Air Traffic Services Ltd,” Air Malta says.
Every year many local schools take the opportunity to organise similar educational flights on Air Malta for their students, the press statement adds.