Malta’s Tourism Department has recently proposed plans to expand their route network to cities such as Mumbai, Toronto and New York in the coming years. In June 2017, the newly appointed Minister for Tourism had announced that Air Malta was in need of restructuring. Air Malta had since opened a number of new routes, including Tunis, Manchester, Malaga, Comiso, Kiev, Lisbon, Casablanca, London-Southend, Cagliari and Frankfurt. 2018 was the first year that state owned airline, Air Malta, made a profit, after many years of consecutive losses.
Earlier this year, Pakistan International Airlines announced a full rebranding of the airline including a new livery, through a Facebook video that went viral due to its peculiarity. The new livery (featuring Pakistan’s national animal, the Markhor) was displayed on an aircraft the airline does not actually own or have future plans, or possibly even the funds required to purchase – the superjumbo Airbus A380.