As from 1 November 2012 Air Malta passengers will not be getting any more ‘free’ food unless they are traveling club class or they booked a meal when they bought their tickets.
Air Malta has a catering contract with Sky Gourmet. Five employees working on the Air Malta contract have lost their jobs.
Air Malta has not made its decision to stop the ‘free’ food service public as it is still negotiating compensation to Sky Gourmet as its contract of over €10 million was for 10 years. Sky Gourmet wants to be compensated not only for loss of profit but also to recoup the capital investment it made to buy the necessary equipment to provide the catering service for Air Malta.
Air Malta will be launching bingo during flights where passengers will be urged to buy €1 tickets where takings will be shared between Air Malta and the winners.