142 stranded passengers, mostly children, arrive in Malta from Denmark – Air Malta suspends employee
An Air Malta employee who was also acting as a flight broker has been suspended by the airline after 142 people, mostly children, were left stranded in Denmark.
Air Malta operations controller Joffrey Mallia was suspended late on Sunday evening.
The children stuck in Denmark form part of a local football academy and were in Aalborg for a pre-season training camp.
They were due to return to Malta on Monday afternoon but were left in Copenhagen when their return flight did not operate.
In a statement, the government blamed the private charter operator for the problems and said that Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi had dispatched an Air Malta plane to Denmark to ‘rescue’ the passengers.
Via Times of Malta / Air Malta Facebook Page