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easyJet Launches New Service Between Malta and Liverpool; Acquires SR Technics MRO Facility

Starting June 11, 2024, easyJet will open ticket sales for new service between Malta and Liverpool.  The route will operate twice weekly on Tuesdays and Sundays from December 10, 2024.  The carrier has also acquired SR Technics maintenance facility in Malta.


easyJet to Launch New Year-round Service Between Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Malta Starting December 10, 2024 – Courtesy easyJet

On Friday (May 31, 2024), easyJet announced the launch of ticket sales for new service between Malta and Liverpool starting June 11, 2024.  The route will operate twice weekly on Tuesdays and Sundays from December 10, 2024.  This follows the start of new service from Malta to Bristol, Amsterdam, Basel and Nice in recent months.  Compared to summer 2023, easyJet’s Malta schedule this summer will be approximately one-third larger. Additionally, easyJet has finalized an agreement to acquire SR Technics maintenance facility in Malta.


In Friday’s announcement, easyJet’s Country Manager – Malta, Ali Gayward, said,


“We are delighted to be in Malta today announcing further expansion with another new route, which will not only enable us to offer customers more choice to enjoy this fantastic destination, but importantly also connect Malta with the rest of Europe.  We have long held links with Malta and look forward to further strengthening these in the coming years, not least through the acquisition of a maintenance hangar where we will maintain our fleet of aircraft.   


“Our continued growth and strong relationship with the Malta Tourism Authority has enabled us to invest in helping to promote the island and highlights the popularity of the market where we will operate a third more flying this summer, with customers choosing our flights and holidays for trusted brand, unrivalled network and great value fares.”


Also commenting on easyJet’s new Malta-Liverpool service, Malta International Airport’s CEO, Alan Borg, added,


“The addition of the Liverpool route to easyJet’s schedule will support Malta International Airport’s efforts to enhance connectivity with the United Kingdom, as this market, one of our biggest in terms of tourism, edges closer to pre-pandemic traffic levels. We are particularly pleased to see easyJet now operate a record schedule to 10 airports across Europe from Malta, most recently expanding our reach to key destinations in the Netherlands, Switzerland and France. These developments are a testament to our shared commitment to not only establish more convenient air links with the United Kingdom, but to build year-round connectivity to the Maltese Islands.”


Offering picturesque coastlines and crystal clear waters, Malta is an archipelago in the heart of the Mediterranean with a rich culture and history.  Many activities await visitors to Malta, including relaxing beach breaks, scuba diving adventures and more.  The new Malta service is the fourth new route easyJet has added from Liverpool over the last 12 months, following new service to Enfidha in Tunisia, Hurghada in Egypt and the Greek island of Corfu. 


easyJet Celebrates the Official Acquisition of SR Technics MRO Facility in Malta on Friday, May 31, 2024 - Courtesy easyJet


Additionally, easyJet has finalized their agreement for the acquisition of SR Technics' maintenance facility in Malta, welcoming over 400 team members based there.  The carrier will now perform heavy maintenance on their fleet of over 340 aircraft at the six-bay Malta facility.


Speaking on the MRO facility acquisition, easyJet’ Chief Operating Officer, David Morgan said,


“We are delighted to be in Malta today to mark this important milestone.  We have long held links with the island and look forward to further strengthening these in the coming years with this maintenance facility which will mean we will employ more than four hundred people locally to maintain our growing, modern fleet of aircraft.”


Also commenting on the acquisition, easyJet’s Director of Engineering, Brendan McConnellogue, said,


“We have a long history with this fantastic maintenance facility, having worked closely with us for many years and so are really pleased to bring the facility along with its highly skilled and experienced workforce into the easyJet family.  In recent years, easyJet has brought much of its aircraft maintenance operations in house and so taking on the facility is very much aligned with this strategy. We look forward to welcoming the team in Malta to easyJet!”


Further commenting on easyJet’s facility acquisition, SR Technics CEO, Owen McClave, said,


“As part of our strategic growth in engine MRO business, the divestment of the aircraft base maintenance business plays a key role in shaping our portfolio.  With easyJet we found a perfect partner to take over our aircraft maintenance subsidiary in Malta.”


SRT Malta’s General Manager, Daniel Galea, added,


“Over the past years, SR Technics Malta has thrived under the ownership and guidance of SR Technics. During this period, the Company has expanded operations and achieved numerous significant milestones.  Now, as we transition to the next chapter, we are excited to join easyJet with whom we are confident that we will continue to grow and build on the successes achieved to date.  We extend our heartfelt thanks to all our stakeholders especially our employees and customers for their continued support and dedication, and as we embark on this new journey we look forward to continue maintaining the high standards and commitment to excellence which have been the cornerstone of our success.”


easyJet serves over 155 airports across 35 countries and operates nearly 1,000 routes.  The airline has a fleet of more than 300 aircraft, and over 300 million Europeans live within an hour’s drive of an airport served by easyJet.  During 2023, easyJet carried more than 82 million passengers.  The popular low-cost carrier (LCC) is dedicated to innovation and leads the industry in digital, web, engineering and operational efficiencies.  In 2022, easyJet published their roadmap to net zero by 2050, which features a range of initiatives, including fleet renewal, operational efficiencies, airspace modernization, SAF and carbon removal technology.


 

Source: easyJet

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