EFly suspends services

Efly BAe 146 9H-ELE in storage

Efly BAe 146 9H-ELE in storage at Malta (Marco Papa)

Less than two months after launching scheduled flights from Malta to Catania, Maltese BAe 146 operator Efly suspended services on 3 November. The airline blamed predatory tactics by competitors, whom it accused of dumping capacity on the route below cost, for forcing it end services. Efly also alleged that Malta International Airport had hindered its operations. Both rejected the accusations. With its single scheduled route suspended, Efly indicated that it would focus on wet leasing, and on charter and ad hoc flights. However, its sole aircraft, BAe 146-300 9H-ELE (msn E3209), was seen parked at Malta with all openings covered, indicating a prolonged storage was expected.

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