September 2009 - Posts
No further openings to Italy till 2012 except Bologna. In the long list of gateways selected from the Turkish flag carrier appear only that gateway. Airline CEO have announced the three years business plan development yesterday. Yet is unknow when the new route is planned to be open, but traffic rights appears the most great stop for Turkish. In fact from the Italy's country comes signs in order to have the intention to open the flight as soon as possible.
Domenico Orsini who leads IRC is the new investor presented this afternoon at Venice airport. He is available to rent the airline now grounded due with huge losses and with no way presently to resume flights. Talks with ENAC are in progress for resuming licences to fly. The intentions is to resume flight operations as soon as possible. The way choose to propose to rent the company is the solution that allows to freeze debts amassed in the past.
Venice airport is where 3 CRJ900s now are impounded since after grounding some airports has requested this enforcement is the same place where at 3pm of this afternoon a new investors will be revealed for supporting the resuming of services. Runmors reports about an Italian financial group based in Rome the reported interested newcomers.
The same undisclosed news reports that airline CEO Vincenzo Soddù wil leave the company.
Its Magellan Aviation Services Ltd. the buyer of four ATR72/200s in the past in the hands with Alitalia Express, positioned such as non prioritary assets and available for sale with Alitalia - Linee Aeree Italiane.
ATR72/200s with registrations I-ATRO, ATRQ, ATRR e ATRS have spent a lot of time in Brindisi and Cologne in storage since the retiring from Alitalia fleet on last January 2009.
These planes were valiued 10,4 million USD, but ist unknown the trading price paid by Magellan to Alitalia extraordinary commissar Augusto Fantozzi
Second MD11SFs EI-UPE is already landed at Milan Malpensa in the last days. New flight operations schedule was been uploaded on airlines website. Three twice a week routes are planned to US/Canadà, Middle East and Far East Asia.
Milan Malpensa to Alma Aty-Hong Kong and back on wednesdays and saturdays
Milan Malpensa to New York JFK-Toronto on thursdays and sundays
Milan Mxp-Abu Shabi on mondays and fridays
In these days a diplomatic delegations is in tour in Angola in order to check eventual development perspectives in mix mode businesses. Blue Panorama is part of that with intention maybe to open direct flights to Luanda in future. President Franco Pecci confirms the possibility to go there if opportunities can offer leisure and business good figures.
No flights in future from Rome FCO to Dakear. Eurofly decided to drop with immediate effects all services to Dakar from Rome FCO. They continues to go once or twice a week from Milan Mxp.
Pisa airport CEO Giana Giani admits contacts in progress with Wizz for resuming services to Prague, Vienna and somewhere in Eastern Europe.
There are signs that network operated from UK is partially or wholly cancelled in summer 2010. No routes are available ing at the moment despite the network is on sale from many weeks.
Effectively Nov. 16 2009 BMI pull out route London Heathrow-Venice. The route is operated on daily basis. Its part of some cuts applyed to the network with winter timetable 2009/10 like London Heathrow-Palma, Manchester-Glasgow and Cologne-East Midlands.
Regional carrier of Vallèe d'Aoste Air Vallèe have now one Dornier 328/300s jet I-AIRJ is reported available for offers at http://www.rotorjetgroup.com/aeromobili/ where all technical and configuration specification is available.
Winter 2009/10 schedule open the doors to Wizz Ukraine in Italy. Treviso is the first gateway served with a two times a week route in the first phase that growths to 3xweek by Dec 15 2009. Treviso-Kiev is the route yesterday uploaded on airline booking engine and the route commence on Oct 27 2009. This is the 8th route served by the airline, now with SkyEurope bankruptcy is the major budget carrier in Eastern Europe. Round trip ticket starts from 64€.
Treviso - Kiev Borispol WUA 930 08.35 - 11.35 -2---6- till 14/12
Kiev Borispol - Treviso WUA 929 06.35 - 08.05 -2---6- till 14/12
Treviso - Kiev Borispol WUA 930 08.35 - 11.35 -2-4-6- from 15/12
Kiev Borispol - Treviso WUA 929 06.35 - 08.05 -2-4-6-from 15/12
After Whisperjet BAe146s retirement, Mistral Air with effect Aug 31 2009 have added a new type of aircraft in his cargo fleet. ATR42/320F EI-SLA was delivered from Edimburgh to Rome FCO.
The demise of SkyEurope have created holes immediately filled by competitors. With effective today budget carrier brand Smartwings increase until to daily the route Rome FCO-Prague.
Alitalia launch special fares to SkyEurope stranded passengers. If they has ticket issued before Aug 31. they can buy tickects with Alitalia to and from one of SkyEurope network such as Athens, Barcelona, Brussells, Bucarest, Budapest, Istanbul, London,
Paris Sofia, Thessaloniki from italians port of call of Bari, Catania, Milan (Linate and Malpensa), Naples,
Rome and Venice. Alitalia do not allows to fly to Amsterdam, Nice and Paris Orly. Off from the promotions are flighs operated under Alitalia code share with SkyTeam partners (flights with code 7000), with exception of the ones operated by Volare on Milan Linate-Barcelona and vice versa . Tickest at special fare can be bought only at Alitalia ticket counters at the airports
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