Efly

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Efly
Efly.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
LE LEF
Founded 2009
Ceased operations 2009
Operating bases Malta International Airport
Fleet size 1
Destinations 2
Headquarters Luqa, Malta
Key people Frans Camilleri (Manager)[1]
Website http://www.efly.it/

Efly was an airline based in Malta. It operated commercial, charter and ad-hoc flights. For a brief period the airline operated a route between Malta and Catania, Sicily, with hopes to provide a luxury service at low cost.

History[edit]

Efly, was a low-cost carrier established by Luigi Crisipino and fellow business partners, to provide luxurious, low cost flights with service to several destinations throughout Europe, beginning with London Gatwick Airport. The airline leased four aircraft, only one aircraft was delivered to the airline in Malta. The airline failed to obtain its license to operate as a commercial airline, but it could fly its sole aircraft.[2] In September 2009, weeks after Luigi Crisipino's resignation, the airline began operations operating an inaugural flight of 56 passengers.[3] On November 5, 2009, the airline ceased operations due to tough competition on its Malta-Catania route, and struggles with entry permits and vehicle ramp access at Malta International Airport.[4]

Destinations[edit]

Former Destinations that Efly flew to: (as of October 22, 2009)

Europe[edit]

Flights to these destinations were ceased on November 5, 2009, and clients’ whose flights were cancelled received full reimbursement of their funds.

Fleet[edit]

The Efly fleet included the following aircraft (as of 22 October 2009):[5]

This aircraft was returned to its lessor, and is currently in storage.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "efly operates inaugural flight". Times of Malta. Retrieved 19 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "Efly fails to get off the ground". Times of Malta. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "efly operates inaugural flight". Times of Malta. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Efly blames uneven playing field for ceasing flights". Times of Malta. Retrieved 19 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "EFLY". CH-Aviation. Retrieved 19 November 2009. 
  6. ^ "9H-ELE Efly British Aerospace 146-300 - cn E32099H-ELE". Planespotter.net. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 

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