All flights between Malta and Gozo provided by the sea plane operated by Harbourair have been “suspended without further notice.” Employees working with the service have been made redundant and the Canadian and Norwegian crew have been sent back home.
The company that used to operate the service says that it is suspending it as it plans to get a new sea plane in 2013.
Harbourair Seaplanes operated daily scenic flights around Malta and Gozo from the Valletta Waterfront and Sliema The Strand. They used to accommodate 14 passengers and ran a daily schedule service between the islands of Malta and Gozo. The company boasted of being “the largest all seaplane company in the world and safety, comfort and service is a priority.”
It started operating in July 2007 and had planned to extend the service by provide a link to Sicily.