- Arriva entered the market in Malta and Gozo in 2011
- 10-year contract for exclusive operation of scheduled services
The Arriva consortium, with local partner the Tumas Group, was awarded a contract to operate all scheduled bus services in Malta from July 2011, making us the sole provider of scheduled bus services on the island, and its sister island Gozo.
The transport system in Malta was previously operated by independent bus owners. The Maltese government has put in place a significant market reform, moving from a 1950s system to modern day - from an emerging liberalisation stage to mature - in one step change.
The 10-year contract for the exclusive operation of scheduled services is highly specified to meet the government's requirements for a new bus network. Arriva is delivering this reform at the same time as providing significant savings to the Maltese government, compared to the previous transport system.