Air Atlanta Icelandic to establish an AOC in Malta


To increase its competitiveness in the ACMI market post Covid-19, Air Atlanta Icelandic is taking steps towards establishing an AOC in Malta. This strategic move will strengthen the Company´s position in the ACMI and Charter market with improved market reach and access.

The new airline will be named Air Atlanta Europe and is set to commence operations in 2021.

Baldvin M. Hermannsson, CEO of Air Atlanta says: “The foundation of Air Atlanta Europe in Malta is an important step for us to strengthen both current and future operations in an ever-increasingly competitive ACMI market.“

Charles Pace, director general for Civil Aviation at Transport Malta CAD says: “CAD is very pleased that Air Atlanta Europe have decided to set up their new AOC in Malta. The CAD are confident that over the coming months both sides will engage with each other to provide a comprehensive review of the application so as to  issue the required certification.”

Established in 1986, Air Atlanta Icelandic is one of the world‘s leading widebody ACMI airline and is currently operating a fleet of nine B747-400 freighters.