Malta International Airshow
23-24th September 2017
Malta Aviation Society Malta International Airport Armed Forces of Malta XFM
Important Update - Statement by the Ministry for Tourism.
24 January 2017

Please note that official statement has been issued in Maltese. For the benefit of our foreign friends we have included a translation in English below the Maltese Statement.

STQARRIJA MAHRUGA MILL-MINISTERU GHAT-TURIZMU

Reference Number: PR170140, Press Release Issue Date: Jan 23, 2017

B’referenza ghal rapporti mahruga fuq mezzi tax-xandir lokali dwar l-airshow, il-Ministeru ghat-Turizmu jtenni l-importanza ta’ dan l-avveniment fil-kalendarju turistiku u jfakkar fil-hidma mill-voluntiera tal-Malta Aviation Society biex dan l-avveniment seta’ jsehh matul dawn l-ahhar 24 sena.

Bhal kull sena, id-dokumenti mitluba qeghdin jigu evalwati u l-isponsorship tigi affetwata fil-mument propizju.

Dan huwa avveniment li qieghed jikkontribwixxi ghal kwalità ahjar fil-prodott turistiku u jkompli jtenni l-mira tal-Gvern li jaghmel lil Malta bhala destinazzjoni turistika s-sena kollha. Huwa fatt li hemm nicca ta’ turisti li jduru d-dinja skont l-avvenimenti li jsehhu fl-avjazzjoni u ghaldaqstant anki hawn il-Gvern jibqa’ joffri l-appogg tieghu.

Diskussjonijiet, li jsehhu matul is-sena mal-Malta Aviation Society fuq l-organizzazzjoni ta’ dan l-avveniment, jinkludu wkoll diskussjonijiet dwar il-post minn fejn isehh dan l-avveniment.

Il-Malta Aviation Society tahdem flimkien mal-partijiet koncernati sabiex l-istandards relatati jkunu garantiti. Il-Gvern jaghti prijorità lis-sigurtà tal-pubbliku ingenerali u se jiehu l-prekawzjonijiet kollha possibbli f’dan ir-rigward. Ghalhekk, id-display akrobatika sehhet fuq il-bahar is-sena l-ohra b’opportunità li l-airshow issir b’mod differenti minn snin ohra u l-pubbliku jkun jista’ jgawdi minn esperjenza differenti.

Fl-ahhar nett, il-Ministeru ser ikun qed jara li abbazi ta’ governanza tajba, dak li jaghti bhala fondi jkun good value for money ghall-pubbliku.?

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Statement by the Ministry For Tourism

With reference to local media reports regarding the Airshow, the Ministry For Tourism reiterates the importance of this event within the Touristic calendar and praises the efforts by the Malta Aviation Society’s volunteers which made the event possible for the past 24 years.

Just like the previous years, the documents passed on are now being evaluated and the sponsorship will be affected in the appropriate time.

The event contributes towards achieving a touristic product of better quality, which fits in with the Governments Aim of making Malta an all year round touristic destination. It is indeed a fact that there’s a niche market of persons who travel around the world according to events related to aviation, and therefore the Government will keep offering it’s support.

Discussions about the Airshow which are held along the year with the Malta Aviation Society, include also discussions about where the event is held.

The Malta Aviation Society collaborates with the concerned parties in order to maintain the standards related to the event. The Government gives priority to the public safety and will take all the necessary precautions. This is what the flying display was held on the sea last year, while also providing the general public with a different experience than the previous years.

In conclusion, The Ministry will see that, on the basis of good governance, good value for money is being provided against whatever funds the Government gives.


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