Air Malta (KM, Malta Int'l) and Ryanair (FR, Dublin Int'l) entered into a sales partnership wherein tickets for the Maltese flag carrier's routes will be available through the Irish LCC's website.

The partnership has been in the works since Spring 2018. In June, Air Malta CEO Joseph Galea told ch-aviation that he expected it to become live by the end of August.

The two carriers dominate on Malta Int'l, the ch-aviation capacity module shows. Air Malta has a 32.4% market share by capacity and operates 184 weekly departures, while Ryanair has a 30.4% market share and schedules 154 weekly flights out of the island.

Ryanair currently flies to 52 European cities out of Malta. The Maltese flag carrier currently serves 33 destinations in Europe, as well as Casablanca Int'l, Tunis, and Tel Aviv Ben Gurion, out of its main gateway, most of them not directly competing with the existing Ryanair services.

Air Malta additionally offers direct European services out of Cagliari in Sardinia and Catania in Sicily. These flights are also available on Ryanair's website.

Ryanair already sells tickets for flights operated by its subsidiary LaudaMotion (OE, Vienna) and Air Europa, and is implementing a similar partnership with Aer Lingus.