Ryanair will service some of its aircraft, At a new €20 million maintenance and overhaul facility next to Malta airport.
At a news conference held at the Office of the Prime Minister in Castille, the announcement was made.
Eddie Wilson, CEO of Ryanair, announced that operations would begin in October with 20 workers and one maintenance bay.
250 people will eventually work on the project.
The initial phase of the project will see Ryanair operate from an existing hangar before increasing in a new three-bay hangar.
Wilson noted that Ryanair operates from here to 62 locations and has its own subsidiary airline in Malta, saying, “We want to strengthen our partnership here.”
There are 500 planes in the Ryanair group.
Wilson complimented Malta Enterprise for making the investment process as simple as working in Ireland, where Ryanair is headquartered, and expressed his gratitude.
After Lufthansa Technik built a sizable facility here in 2003, the demand for aircraft maintenance services in Malta skyrocketed. Easyjet, a competitor of Ryanair, began maintaining its aircraft at SR Technik in Malta in 2016. In Gudja, Medavia has a facility for maintaining airplanes as well.
Prime Minister Robert Abela, Economy Minister Silvio Schembri, and Energy and Industry Minister Miriam Dalli all expressed their support for the Ryanair investment.