I was perusing the newspaper today, and happened upon an article about a new seaplane service that will operate between Mgarr harbour on Gozo and Valetta on the main island of Malta. This piqued my interest, as it would reduce our travel time between home and Valetta (near Malta’s international airport) from about three hours to less than one.
Imagine my surprise when I discovered that I’d already used this company’s service, back in BC:
Operated by Canadian company Harbour Air Seaplanes, the aircraft is initially planning to run five round trips a day from the Waterfront to Mgarr harbour. Flying time is around 20 minutes.
The aircraft will be landing outside the harbours and taxiing in like a boat to moor alongside a pontoon. The 14 passengers will pay Lm15 [about CAN $50] for a one-way trip.
What are the odds? According to HarbourAirMalta.com, they’ve got a first-time-flyer discounted rate of Lm12. Do I qualify, having flown with them a number of times around BC’s islands?