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Ryanair is setting up a new airline
Ryanair is set to launch a new airline in Malta, reveals The Irish Times. The carrier is believed to be in advanced talks with the government in Malta over the launch of an airline called Malta Air. The deal, expected to be announced soon, would see Malta Air initially operate with six aircraft before expanding to 12. Ryanair currently operates six aircraft in Malta under its own brand and was previously said to have shown interest in taking over the national flag carrier, Air Malta.
 

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Ryanair is setting up a new airline
Ryanair is set to launch a new airline in Malta, reveals The Irish Times. The carrier is believed to be in advanced talks with the government in Malta over the launch of an airline called Malta Air. The deal, expected to be announced soon, would see Malta Air initially operate with six aircraft before expanding to 12. Ryanair currently operates six aircraft in Malta under its own brand and was previously said to have shown interest in taking over the national flag carrier, Air Malta.
Now confirmed that Ryanair are starting up a new Maltese AOC based airline called Malta Air which will operate up to 10 Boeing 737-800s by next summer.

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And here's the airlines new livery.
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Will this replace Air Malta or join in. I can't see them both lasting the course of time and probably at the loss of Air Malta if that's the case, sadly.
 

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Will this replace Air Malta or join in. I can't see them both lasting the course of time and probably at the loss of Air Malta if that's the case, sadly.
Air Malta sadly have been struggling for quite a while and although they have received government backing in the past EU rules are preventing further aid which is probably behind the Maltese government backing the Ryanair move with the government holding a "golden share" meaning the government has ulitimate control over major decisions in the new set up.

Air Malta is and remains a separate business.
 

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It's a clever move as now Malta has its own legacy airline and it's own low cost airline and if one goes bust it won't drag down the other with it because they are owned separately.
 

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Will this replace Air Malta or join in. I can't see them both lasting the course of time and probably at the loss of Air Malta if that's the case, sadly.
This new airline Malta Air thats being set up by Ryanair has nothing to do with Air Malta. The main priority for Ryanair is to get the said aircraft off the Irish AOC , This is because many of the European based Ryanair pilots are being double taxed to fly Irish (EI) registered aircraft.

Air Malta will continue to operate on its own routes and aircraft as its has its own niche in the market it serves, It will also continue to receive support form the local Maltese Government.
 

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Finally flew Ryanair today and it was also my first flight from Leeds. Overall it was a good experience. Leeds is smaller than I thought it would be and the outlets by the gates don't seem to be advertised. Ryanair were pretty good. The flight was late arriving and they queued everyone up for the flight on the ramp right by the aircraft. The flight was more comfortable than expected. Definitely more legroom than Vueling or Iberia Express. I'll definitely fly with them again!
 

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Finally flew Ryanair today and it was also my first flight from Leeds. Overall it was a good experience. Leeds is smaller than I thought it would be and the outlets by the gates don't seem to be advertised. Ryanair were pretty good. The flight was late arriving and they queued everyone up for the flight on the ramp right by the aircraft. The flight was more comfortable than expected. Definitely more legroom than Vueling or Iberia Express. I'll definitely fly with them again!
Don't abuse their rules, Jerry, and they are as good as the rest of them. Youngish fleet and pretty good timekeeping record. I am flying with them on Monday to FAO from LBA.
 

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Don't abuse their rules, Jerry, and they are as good as the rest of them. Youngish fleet and pretty good timekeeping record. I am flying with them on Monday to FAO from LBA.
Like Jerry, I'm a latecomer to Ryanair. I only flew with them for the first time last year. My wife had read and heard so much about their customer relations when passengers encountered problems that she simply refused to fly with them. It was nothing to do with perceived safety issues or comfort - she accepted that Ryanair is as good as anyone when it comes to flying safely.

Anyway, I eventually persuaded her to give them a go and, although the flights were only short to/from Dublin outings, there was absolutely nothing with which to find fault. One of their handling agents at DUB went out of his way to be helpful when we had a query before boarding the return flight.

They are no longer persona non grata with Mrs TLY, I'm delighted to say.
 

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Don't abuse their rules, Jerry, and they are as good as the rest of them. Youngish fleet and pretty good timekeeping record. I am flying with them on Monday to FAO from LBA.
Yep they were pretty good. Hopefully I'll get to fly with them from Cardiff one day!
 

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Flew out today on 2503 to FAO and not a problem after that awful bacon sandwich in the White Rose lounge....and as usual the staff were on the ball, job done and landed 5 mins ahead of schedule.
 

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One wonders whether the "rebrand" will be undermined if all the media outlets have cottoned onto it...surely the idea was to cover up the fact that the new aircraft is a MAX?
 

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