Mit Malta Air hat Ryanair neben Laudamotion und Buzz nun noch eine Airline mehr …
Nach dem polnischen Ryanair Ableger Buzz (Wie geil: Ryanairs neuerster Ableger wird Buzz) gibt es jetzt neben Laudamotion eine neue Variante mit dem klingenden Namen Malta Air. Nicht zu verwechseln mit Air Malta. Ein wenig erinnert die Namensgebung an Air China und China Airlines.
“Ryanair Holdings, Europe’s largest airline group, today (11th June) announced it has agreed to purchase Malta Air, a Maltese start up airline, into which Ryanair will move and grow its Malta based fleet of 6 B737 aircraft.
This investment in Malta Air will allow Ryanair to grow its already sizable presence in Malta (3m customers p.a.), and access non-EU markets (North Africa) from Malta. Completion is planned for the end of June, following which Ryanair Holdings will;
Switch 6 Malta based aircraft (worth over $600m) onto the Maltese register
200 Malta based crew move onto local contracts paying local Maltese taxes
Increase its Malta based fleet to 10 aircraft within three years and create over 350 jobs
Brand its Malta based fleet in Malta Air colours for Summer 2020
Move Ryanair based aircraft from France, Italy and Germany onto the Malta AOC which will allow these crews to pay their income taxes locally in France, Italy and Germany instead of Ireland where they are currently required to pay income taxes under Ryanair’s Irish AOC.”
Zur Pressemitteilung: Ryanair To Invest In A Malta AOC Through Purchase Of Malta Air