As has been the case so often in the history of successful companies, EUROP STAR Aircraft is the result of one man’s vision.
Werner Welz, founder and CEO of EUROP STAR, was looking for flexible and cost-efficient flight offers for his family-owned company with locations in Austria and Eastern Europe. Being an enthusiastic pilot himself, founding his own company in the executive flight segment was a logical step. Within 15 years this idea has turned into a successful international company.
A noteworthy milestone has been Ralf Schumacher´s investment in our company. The former Formula 1 and currently successful DTM automobile racing pilot has trusted in the know-how, the experience and the service of EUROP STAR with the management of his own personal aircraft. In 2011 Ralf Schumacher also became investor and partner in the operation, bringing his much diversified international network and countless contacts into the business.
Despite the demanding market development of the executive flight segment of the last years, EUROP STAR continues to grow, being now one of Europe´s leading business aviation companies. In 2013 five luxury business jets have been put into operation. New aircrafts of the world-leading aircraft producers Bombardier, Gulfstream, Cessna and Dassault are available for our customers, offering ample space for 6 to 19 passengers.
Having already a comprehensive network of 12 locations in 7 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, Southern European and Northern African countries are now moving closer. The new location in Malta offers an even better access to Southern European markets to our customers. In the three years since June 2012, the Malta OCC has processed over 10,000 flights of the worldwide acting fleet of EUROP STAR.
Despite our increased sales and growth over the past years, the company´s goal has remained, not to be the biggest but the best provider of executive flights. In order to achieve this goal we are constantly increasing the availability of our jets and are concentrating on further optimizing our services.