Eurowings Europe Ltd is targeting more comfort and flexibility for its Europe-based staff after it received its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from the Malta Civil Aviation Directorate (CAD) within Transport Malta (TM).
Following the establishment of the new company in Malta earlier this year, the Lufthansa subsidiary is aiming to have 20 aircraft registered by April 2023. Prior to Malta, the airline was registered in Austria.
The announcement was made by Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Project Aaron Farrugia, together with TM CEO Brigadier Jeffrey Curmi, CAD Director General Charles Pace, and Eurowings Europe Managing Director Stefan Beveridge.
Mr Beveridge was delighted by the news, adding that this gives them a “tailwind" as they continue their pan-European growth.
“Our move to Malta will help us reduce complexity for our staff based at the various bases in Europe. In addition, Malta’s economic and regulatory framework will enable us to enter new markets as an attractive value airline and to compete successfully in our highly competitive environment,” he said.
Mr Beveridge added that this ultimately presents “new perspectives for the entire Eurowings Europe team,” before thanking TM CAD and the Maltese authorities for the “trust and support” shown towards the company, and he is “looking forward to working closely together in the future”.
Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Aaron Farrugia during the announcement
Minister Farrugia welcomed the new airline and said he is proud it is “picking up speed” and that the whole aviation industry is “thriving” both in Malta and Europe, even during such challenging times.
“The future seems bright for aviation in Malta as we are experiencing rapid growth and are expected to exceed 800 aircraft registered in our country by next year. Our various recent developments in this sector will have a significant impact on our economy and generate further jobs,” he concluded.
Eurowings Europe’s first flight is scheduled for November 3rd, 2022.
Eurowings Europe Ltd Managing Director Stefan Beveridge during the announcement