Mediterranean Aviation Company Limited, doing business as Medavia, is an Aviation Service Provider with its head office and base of operations at Safi Aviation Park, Carmelo Caruana Road, Safi, Malta. Current services include Part 145 Maintenance and Repair, Aircraft Charter Brokerage, Aircraft Operations, Ground Handling, CAMO as well as Part 21J Design Engineering.
|Hubs||Malta International Airport|
|Headquarters||Safi Aviation Park, Malta|
|Key people||R. Ettir, Managing Director|
A. Dekna, Accountable Manager
The airline is a Maltese registered company founded in 1978. It started operations in September 1979. The organisation is an internationally accredited enterprise that primarily offers a range of aviation services namely flight operations charters with its own fleet, aircraft maintenance services and business charter brokerage. Medavia had around 170 employees as of 2007.
Medavia officials were detained in the wake of the Libyan civil war over allegations that they supported the Gaddafi regime. The officials were taken into custody in late December 2013 and were released without charges in the first week of the new year. A Medavia aircraft was damaged by unrest in Tripoli, which coalesced in the Battle of Tripoli Airport. Medavia flights served as evacuation channels for Maltese nationals in the weeks following the commencement of the battle. Medavia was the only airline with flights from Libya direct to Europe, after plans for Libyan airline Ghadames Air Transport to begin Libya-Malta routes fell through.
Medavia currently offers flights to Libya, flying regularly to airports such as Mitiga and Misrata. It offers regular and ad hoc charters and long term leases as well as ACMI operations, including CRJ-1000 operations for Binter Canarias. It previously operated regular services to destinations in Italy, Croatia and Greece besides its regular flights to Libya.
The Medavia fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2016):
|Bombardier Dash-8 102||1||--||37|
|Bombardier Dash-8 Q315||1||--||50|
The Medavia fleet previously also included the following aircraft (as of March 2008):
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- "More Maltese pull out of Libya on two Medavia flights". The Malta Independent. 23 July 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
- "New Malta-Misrata flights launched by Maltese 4seasons Travel". Libya Herald. Tripoli. 10 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
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