The Airline Pilots’ Association (ALPA ) on Tuesday afternoon rebutted what Air Malta’s CEO Peter Davies said “there was a difference between ALPA and the body of pilots” and that “the majority of pilots were enthusiastic about this change”.
ALPA said it would like to assure Davies that the “Body of Pilots” and ALPA are one and the same and “this was confirmed with a 94% majority secret vote during the last Extraordinary General Meeting held on the 19th June 2012. During this EGM ALPA was given the mandate to take any action necessary, as deemed fit by the Executive Committee.”
ALPA said that all the pilots would like to see change at Air Malta. “What the pilots would like to see however is consultation, positive change with tangible results and the company returning to profitability as soon as possible.”
ALPA said that “we have not been consulted on Air Malta’s restructuring since this committee met, over a year and a half ago. Whether the restructuring plan has been amended to include the re-branding exercise or not, ALPA cannot say as this has never made available to us. Once again we’d like to state that contrary to promises made, we only get to know about decisions once they have been taken and implemented.”