One of the airlines that forms part of the Ryanair Group, Lauda Europe has applied for an AOC with the Civil Aviation Directorate of Transport Malta.
As from November 2020, the new airline will launch operations under the Airbus wet lease services for the Ryan Air Group Airlines. Furthermore, Lauda Europe will also aid the commencement of new bases across Europe. A few months ago, another subsidiary airline within the Ryan Air Group, Malta Air, also acquired a Maltese licence.
The airline’s application to obtain a Maltese license from Transport Malta’s Civil Aviation Directorate is a further confirmation of Malta’s potential within the airline industry. Currently, 37 airlines, aircraft maintenance and crew training organisations operate on the island with a Maltese license, establishing Malta’s position as an Aviation Hub.
Transport Minister Ian Borg stated:
“Following the successful introduction of Malta Air, with over 120 aircraft, Lauda Europe will be another important player joining the 9H family. It is evident that through Transport Malta’s Civil Aviation Directorate, Malta is now the jurisdiction of choice in Europe. As Minister responsible for Aviation, I would like to thank Ryanair for choosing Malta for their investment and wish them all the luck in these difficult times. The Minister would also like to thank the team at TM CAD for their professionalism and commitment.”
He has promised to continue stimulating the expansion of the aviation industry.