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EasyJet dumps Malta

20 March 2007

EasyJet, which calls itself Europe’s leading airline, appears to have lost interest in Malta, The Malta Independent on Sunday has learnt.

Nonetheless, industry sources said negotiations have not been cut off completely.

Last August, EasyJet had submitted an application to operate from London Luton and Mulhouse-Basel. The airline had kept a very low profile compared to competitors Ryanair, which were negotiating with the Maltese government during the same period.

Minister for Tourism and Culture Francis Zammit Dimech had said EasyJet wanted to operate from Gatwick, but the government could not provide the airline with market support to operate from this major airport, as it is not one of the underserved routes.

source: Malta Independent

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