Aviation businesses who felt the brunt of COVID-19 have called for state aid so that they can safeguard more than 3000 jobs. According to the Malta Business Aviation Association, business has shrunk by more than 75%, and for some operators it came to a complete stop.
The association said it had reached out to the transport and economy ministries, the Malta Enterprise and the Transport Malta Civil Aviation Directorate, asking for clarifications about the announcement government aid.
Business aviation is the largest sector of Malta's aviation industry by number of aircraft registered in Malta, MBAA said in a statement, adding that it contributed in excess of €510 million in annual economic output.
Source - Times of Malta