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Gozo helicopter service – Call for proposals issued by Malta MedAir

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Gozo helicopter service - Call for proposals issued by Malta MedAirAn official call for proposals for a helicopter service between Gozo and Malta has been issued by government company Air Malta Travel Ltd (Malta MedAir).

The introduction of this service was announced by the Minister for Tourism Konrad Mizzi and Minister for Gozo Justyne Caruana earlier this year during a visit to the Gozo Heliport.

Minister Konrad Mizzi explained that officials from his Ministry together with MedAir Malta had concluded all the preparatory and advisory work, both technical, legal and financial – that could be issued on the basis of this call.

Thanks to this work, he said, “the Government can now go to the next tangible step, where to find an operator for a helicopter service which can carry at least 15 a passengers.”

“Our vision is that it is absolutely essential to bring both islands ever closer together and this alternative connectivity takes you directly, and within a few minutes, from Gozo Heliport to Malta International Airport,” Konrad Mizzi explained.

He added that such a air service link between Gozo and Malta will have a number of benefits including:

• Better Connectivity internationally for Gozitans and foreigners; • Connectivity for tourism purposes; and • To ensure a service between Malta and Gozo in case of emergency.

The Minister for Gozo Justyne Caruana said that it was precisely at the beginning of this legislature when Gozo Heliport went under the responsibility of the Ministry for Gozo, that discussions started with the Tourism Ministry to resume operating the helicopter service between the islands.

Dr Caruana added that the necessary studies were carried out to identify the economic model most suited to provide this service. “It will be scheduled to provide the best possible service to all who will make use of of it,” she said.

The Minister Caruana pointed out that her vision for Gozo, as well as the government’s, is that there is connectivity between the two islands to maximise the potential of Gozo – such connectivity will also improve with the fourth vessel for Gozo Channel, she said.

Malta MedAir has issue the following details shown below:

“The Request for Proposals for a service contract for the Provision of Passenger and Baggage Air Transport Services Between Malta & Gozo (RFP NO: MMA01/19)

Malta Air Travel Ltd (Malta Medair) is planning to introduce a regular scheduled helicopter passenger service between Malta International Airport and the Heliport in Gozo, and vice-versa.

The helicopter is expected to be able to carry a minimum of 15 passengers with accompanying luggage.

The service provider shall be required to provide regular, adequate and quality services through the operation of its own aircraft/s, between the two islands.”

Interested parties may request the RFP documentation by submitting an E-mail to the following address: enquiries.gozoairlink@maltamedair.com

Proposals must be received on the 18th June 2019, strictly between 09.00 hrs and 14.00 hrs, either through email at proposals. gozoairlink@maltamedair.com or in person at our offices: Malta Med Air Offices – Administration Block A – Aviation Park, Aviation Avenue Luqa 9023 addressed as follows:

“REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE PROVISION OF PASSENGER AND BAGGAGE AIR TRANSPORT SERVICES BETWEEN MALTA AND GOZO”

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