Wizz Air looks to create new ultra-low-cost subsidiary – Wizz Air Malta

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Based on the signing of an ‘Arrangement on Reallocation of Responsibility’ signed between the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Malta Civil Aviation Directorate (CAD), Wizz Air will now file an application for an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) with EASA and also an Operating License (OL) with CAD. Should both applications be successful, the new carrier, Wizz Air Malta will commence operations in October of this year with Malta-registered aircraft.

Wizz Air Chief Executive Officer, József Váradi said: “We are pleased to announce our intention to establish a new airline subsidiary in Malta. Wizz Air is constantly evaluating the structure of its business and exploring options to establish new AOC’s and bases in Europe and beyond. The successful establishment of Wizz Air Malta later this year will help to reinforce our strong position and support our expansion plans in Europe. We look forward to working with EASA and the Maltese CAA to take this application forward.”

Wizz Air is currently Europe’s fastest-growing ultra-low-cost carrier which is legally incorporated as Wizz Air Hungary Ltd and is headquartered in Budapest. The carrier began services in 2003, has two other subsidiaries – Wizz Air Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air UK – which operate an all-Airbus fleet of approximately 150 A320- and A321-family aircraft, with a further 315 Airbus aircraft on order with deliveries anticipated through to 2027.

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