Air Malta (KM, Malta Int'l) retired its only A319-100, 9H-AEJ (msn 2186), on October 13, 2019. The 15.7-year-old Airbus narrowbody will now be scrapped.

The aircraft operated its last revenue flight from Leipzig/Halle to Malta Int'l and is currently stored on the Mediterranean island. According to the ch-aviation fleets advanced module, the A319 is owned by Macquarie AirFinance and has accumulated 43,239 flight hours and 22,336 flight cycles as of June 30, 2019.

Air Malta Chairman Charles Mangion told ch-aviation earlier this year that the Maltese carrier will be proceeding with its fleet rollover to the A320neo family. The sole A319 was scheduled to leave the fleet as the first aircraft. Air Malta currently also operates seven A320-200s (including one wet-leased from subsidiary Malta MedAir) and three A320-200neo.