The future airline Eurowings Europe Ltd. was entered in the Maltese company register a few days ago. The successor to Austria's Eurowings Europe GmbH is based in Swieqi, which is about 15 minutes' drive from Luqa Airport.
Stefan John Beveridge, who currently also manages the Austrian Eurowings Europe GmbH, is listed as managing director. The official owner of the new airline is not Lufthansa directly, but Irish Lhamih Ltd. based in Dublin.
The latter company acts as a holding company within the Lufthansa Group. In 2017, this company merged with the Maltese Lufthansa Malta Holding Ltd, with Lhamih Ltd. the receiving company was. Since then, the Maltese Lufthansa activities have been controlled from Ireland. This emerges from a merger filing with the Irish Companies Register.
The new airline Eurowings Europe Ltd. should start in autumn 2022. This will gradually replace the existing Eurowings Europe GmbH, which is to be closed. The fleet will be re-registered in the 9H register. It was only announced this week that the competitor Wizz Air established a new branch in Malta.