Preparations for the 2017 Malta International Airshow have been suspended due to issues regarding compensation resulting changes made for the 2016 show.
For the first time the aerial display part of the show was moved from the showground at Malta International Airport to a display over the sea elsewhere on the island. It would appear the Malta Aviation Society who organise the show are waiting for an agreement on financial compensation for the move.
The full statement from the MAS Facebook page:-
The Malta Aviation Society (MAS) held its Biennial General Meeting at its premises in Santa Venera yesterday, Sunday 22nd January 2017.
A motion was unanimously approved by all members present, whereby it was agreed that the MAS is suspending the preparations for the Malta International Airshow 2017.
This is until such a time when the sum by written agreement from the Ministry of Tourism, as compensation for moving the aerial display of the 2016 edition outside of the airport to a sea-side show, is settled.
The Malta Aviation Society is seeking the urgent settlement of this matter to be in good time to prepare for the forthcoming celebratory 25th anniversary event, on September 23rd and 24th 2017.