Your morning briefing presents you with an overview of the main headlines for today.
These are what the Maltese newspapers are leading with.
Malta Today covers the official launch of Ryanair subsidiary Malta Air on Tuesday. CEO Michael O’Leary said that the airline will initially operate with a fleet of six aircraft which will grow to ten in the next three years.
The Malta Independent also leads with the inauguration of Malta Air which will fly to 60 destinations in Europe and North Africa. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said that the routes will not clash with Air Malta’s network.
L-Orizzont reports on the new airline, too, and quotes Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi who said the company will increase tourism to Malta. The paper says this is the third sub-brand by Ryanair, after Laudamotion in Austria and Buzz in Poland.
The Times publishes conclusions of a study showing that toxic sulphur oxides emitted by cruise ships is 148 times greater than that produces by cars. Campaign group Transport & Environment said that the cruise industry generated over 500 tonnes of SOx in 2017.
The Malta Independent quotes PN leader Adrian Delia who said he was not a key member of the party’s strategy team. Speaking at the end of a parliamentary group meeting, Delia said the party should not discuss the people in the strategy team.
Malta Today picks up a Facebook post by PN secretary General Clyde Puli who condemned PD MP Marlene Farrugia after videos emerged of her in a crowd shouting vulgar chants against the Nationalist Party. Puli called Farrugia a viper.
The Times quotes an EU-wide research about road fatalities between 20105 and 2017. 70 percent of people who died in accidents are pedestrians (39%), cyclists (12%), or powered two-wheeler riders (19%).
In-Nazzjon speaks to Occupational Health and safety Authority director Mark Gauci who said that people have an obligation to report abuse on construction sites and other places of work. The Authority carries out 3,500 site inspections every year.
L-Orizzont quotes President George Vella who called for ‘ethical leadership’ that makes sure that no one falls behind in a growing economy. The President was addressing the annual International Labour Organisation conference in Switzerland.
In-Nazzjon says that 722 migrants were rescued by the Armed Forces from the sea in the last weeks, including another 97 on Tuesday. The paper says that a Mediterranean migrant crisis is resurfacing.
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