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Why Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and Princess Kate are All Heading to Malta

Where: Malta
July 21, 2014 at 3:52 PM | by | ()

Malta is about to have a moment as three of the world's most famous people are headed there this fall.

Kensington Palace just announced The Duchess of Cambridge will visit Malta on September 20 and 21 to represent The Queen on the 50th anniversary of Malta's independence. The tour will be significant, not only because it is Kate's first solo foreign tour, but also because The Queen considers her stay there in the 1950s one of the happiest times in her life

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Watch Air Malta Flight Attendants Dance 'Gangnam Style' on a Plane

Where: Malta
December 19, 2012 at 9:01 AM | by | ()

ANSWER: Because you need to turn off your cell phone for flight.

You know, you don't hear much about Air Malta. Trust us that they're a legit airline based in—you guessed it—Malta and (surprise surprise) we've actually flown 'em! It was a short hop from Rome to Malta, but still.

Anyway, Air Malta spent 2012 rebranding to a fresher, more modern image and are now determined to make a final impression with a PSA for their travelers to turn off their phones in flight.

The video (below) depicts a full (staged) flight where the flight attendants dance down the aisle to Psy's hit "Gangnam Style" and the pilot unfurls the final message.

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Two Thumbs Up for Air Malta's New Look and Livery

Where: Malta
October 10, 2012 at 9:39 AM | by | ()

You might not be that familiar with Air Malta, but the official airline of the tiny Mediterranean island country is looking to change that as they go through a kind of reboot. Apparently airline officials were sick and tired of their old look, so they hired some designers, ordered some paint, and upgraded the look of their planes.

Air Malta now has a snazzy new livery, as they look to let the world know that they exist. The new look was recently debuted at the Malta International Airshow, and we’ve got to say—we like what we see. The bold colors along the fuselage that run into the tail look pretty good to us, and the large font towards the front of the plane makes it pretty darn clear where this plane is going.

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Brad Pitt Moves His Brood to Malta for 'World War Z'

Where: Valletta, Malta
June 17, 2011 at 12:10 PM | by | ()

With two busy careers, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt never seem to be in one place for very long. This week the couple, along with their entire brood, moved into a $11 million mansion in Qrendi, Malta where Brad started filming his next movie, World War Z.

On Tuesday night, the couple brought a few of Brad's co-workers out to Trattoria Da Pippo in the nearby capital of Valletta, where they enjoyed a feast of Antipasto of parma ham, salami, Maltese sausage and maltese goat cheese, mussels, pasta with clams, sea urchins, veal with parma ham and sage, plus king prawns and fried calamari.

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Strike Travel: Malta Stopped Dead by Protests

Where: Malta
July 15, 2008 at 9:31 AM | by | ()

It may be a small island, but even the country of Malta requires trains and buses to cart its residents around. But not this week: Drivers of vehicles large and small are striking in protest of a government effort to offer more licenses for hearses.

The Federation for Public Transport authorized the strike after the government announced it would try to break what it described as a hearse monopoly--the business of the dead is practiced by just 11 licensees island-wide. The strike has led to the rise of "black taxis" (profit-motivated uncertified cabdrivers), but after an emergency bus service driven by armed forces was hijacked by transit workers, tourists are finding themselves on surprise walking vacations.

Also to be stretching their legs: the hundreds of students arriving for a Catholic schools' association athletic games on Saturday. But will strike lines part for the Pope?

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[Photo: Times of Malta]