September 2009 - Posts
Yesterday last BAe146/300s I-ADJJ in service with Meridiana was ferried from Verona to Exeter in UK. Last commercial revenue flight was on sunday evening from Vienna to Verona.
On Sept. 20th 2009 last service is scheduled to Warsaw from Milan Linate. This route was added by last April, but demand was under the target planned from Alitalia, this is due to they has removed flights from booking engines with short advance.
Zanzibar its a destination served seasonal or all year round from many years. With immediate effect Eurofly have obtained traffic rights from three gateways of Italy: Milan, Rome and Bologna. Now they offers services to Rome and Milan, with effect December 22 2009 is available also weekly from Bologna. Eurofly sells only part of the availability due to they has large of allotted seats to tour operators. 282 seater double class Airbus A330/200s are used on the route.
Sardinia enter in the network of FlyNiki with summer 2010. Cagliari and Olbia are respectively planeed with two times a week and once a week service.
Yesterday morning Itali Airlines MD82 I-DAVJ flight number FS1790 operating charter flight from Rome to Ibiza after airborne have found that in the undercarriage rectraction sequence one of landing gear doors in the indication wasn't reported closed. Emergency landing was been required by the Captain and the jet is safely landed on runway 16L without problems. 124 passengers was aboard of the flight, plane after checks was been newly released to fly.
Bari and Brindisi in 2010 becomes bases of Ryanair network. Tiomorrow morning the press conference at Bari into Fiera del Levante exhibition in the town trade fair. Michael O'Leary is reported the key person of Ryanair present at the event. Two planes are expected to be based at Bari and one in Brindisi. Domestic and international flights are the range of flights available soon from these gateways.
The positive result got in season 2009 on weekly service Keflavik-Bologna have convinced Iceland Express to propose the route in 2010 from June 7 to August 30 every mondays. Astraeus will fly the route with Boeing B757/200s and flights right now are available in the airline booking engine.
Fares starts from 91€ one way, taxes not enclosed.
Bologna will continue to be the only stop available in Italy.
Next coming two months Air Italy will see the retirement of its first planes. Two B757/230s EI-IGA/B will fly to USA stored in the desert. Air Italy Egypt/Euromediterranean B757s will follow them for conversion to freighter and B737/800s I-AIGN is the back up plane. Air Italy considers B767s and B737s the right mix mode of planes in her future. Air Italy Polska will use B757/230s EI-IGC along next year and than replaced by B737/800s. In Italy more new B737NGs are expected in delivery.
Low cost fares leader Ryanair will increase to twice a day by November 2 2009 the route Cagliari-Rome Ciampino with a new early morning leave at 06:45am from monday to saturday and at 09:15am on sunday. In the opposite, 07.50 on sundays and 8.20 from monday to saturday.
Yesterday ENAC-Italian Civil Aviation Authority have cleared French private carrier Air Mediterranee to start up regular flights from Italy to Egypt on the routes Bergamo-Marsa Alam and Bergamo-Sharm el Sheikh with 220 seater A321s on mondays, fridays, saturdays, sundays.
OpenSky Service Srl based in Bologna is the Italy's GSA.
Italian budget carrier Windjet in operations twice weekly on Forlì-London Luton will cease temporary the flights between Oct 22 and Dec 6 2009. Plans to fly by the winter from London Gatwick are currently surpassed due to flights continue to be scheduled from Luton on mondays and fridays. Flights runs with low load factiors.
Effectively Oct 25 2009 budget carrier Windjet adds new domestic route Forlì-Rome FCO. The new route is operated eight flights a week with 144 seater A319s.
Forlì-Rome FCO 09.00-09.55 1-3456-
Nordic Aviation Capital is the confirmed buyer of four ATR72/500s in the past in the hands of Alitalia Express. Yesterday Alitalia Linee Aeree Italiane extraordinary commissar Augusto Fantozzi had confirm the deal to sell the planes. No informations was released about the price paid for them. These props were refused by Alitalia-CAI and considered an asset of Alitalia - Linee Aeree Italiane. They were put in storage at Cologne under the cares of Nayak.
This is the third batch of planes that has found new ownership. 21 MD82s and one relict, plus 14 EMB145s are again waiting new interested purchasers.
In the next two weeks the new Italian branch of German flag carrier will drop flights where demand is lower than acceptable in origin from Milan Malpensa. London Heathrow, Barcelona, Rome are the most frequent destinations affected from cuts.
They have also dropped four weekly flights on the available schedule on Milan Malpensa-Paris CDG. It appears that figures now in September are very worse than planned.
Two new openings are in the plans of BmiBaby in 2010 in Italy. Venice by Feb 12 2010 with four weekly flights and Alghero once a week by May 29 2010. All flights have origin East Midlands.
Venice will be on mondays, wednesdays, fridays, sundays. Alghero only on saturdays is seasonal until end of September.
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