Air Malta has officially inaugurated its new Head Office at the SkyParks Business Centre at Malta International Airport. The new office is not just a change in address but represents a significant milestone in the airline’s transformation process.
The office was officially opened today by Finance Minister Tonio Fenech, Air Malta’s Chairman, Mr Louis A. Farrugia and Chief Executive, Peter Davies.
All Air Malta’s Head Office Staff have moved in over the last few weeks and their reaction has been very positive. Staff have come together from five separate buildings or locations and the renewed sense of team work can be seen everywhere. On the public holiday last Thursday Air Malta invited staff to bring their families to visit the new offices and gain an idea of what it feels like to work in this new environment. Even Father Christmas was in attendance and handed welcome gifts to the children in attendance.
The new open-plan environment was planned to support the airline’s restructuring and cultural transformation as it creates a positive workingenvironment that brings employees together, instils trust and a positive atmosphere that promotes co-operation and improves organizational communication.
The reception, office space and meeting rooms were all designed in-line with the new airline brand positioning of being 100% Malta. The whole environment embodies the new airline’s vision of ‘Flying the Pride of Malta’ and supports the airline’s values.
The office and meeting rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art multimedia facilities and light sensors to reduce utility usage and ensure efficiency and sustainability.
This smooth transition to the new office was completed in just two weeks however the airline had been planning this move for just under a year.
Multiple projects and processes were undertaken including the transfer of the VOIP telephone system, the setup of a new fiber optic IT infrastructure with an increased internet bandwidth that will facilitate the transition to the new cloud based IT architecture.
In recent weeks various new policies were communicated to office staff including initiatives to have a ‘less paper’ office and policies designed to facilitate the transition to the new work environment.