Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Land Transport And Transport Via Pipelines
49.31 - Urban and suburban passenger land transport

300 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
8 January 2015
Employment effect (start)
8 January 2015
Foreseen end date
31 December 2015


The Spanish bus company Autobuses de León, a subsidiary of ALSA Group, announced that it will employ 300 new bus drivers by the end of the year, 100 of which will be hired immediately. Autobuses de León won the bid to operate the Maltese bus service, taking over from the government operated Unscheduled Bus Service which employed a total of 700 workers. Autobuses de León announced that it will provide its services under the name Malta Public Transport and will retain all workers currently employed, bringing the total number to about 1,000 employees by the end of 2015. The company will be receiving a government subsidy of €23 million this year, which will increase to €29 million next year.


  • 8 January 2015: The Times of Malta
  • 9 January 2015: The Times of Malta
  • 10 January 2015: The Times of Malta


Eurofound (2015), Autobuses de León (Malta Public Transport), Business expansion in Malta, factsheet number 78194, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/78194.