The Malta Independent 5 December 2021, Sunday

Air Malta flight carrying Covid-19 vaccines lands in Rwanda

Friday, 15 October 2021, 12:29 Last update: about 3 months ago

The Air Malta flight transporting 135,690 AstraZeneca vaccines to Kigali, Rwanda's capital, has arrived, Foreign Minister Evarist Bartolo said on Facebook.

In a statement on Thursday, the airline had said that the charter flight was the longest non-stop flight taken by an Air Malta aircraft.

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The seven-hour long direct flight, covering 2,426 nautical miles, left Malta at 2am on Friday morning and landed at Kigali at 9am.

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 environmentally friendly and have a 50% less noise footprint then the older Airbus A320ceo models."


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