October 2009 - Posts
"Milan Linate is our target and we have submit the application for obtaining slots" - Blu Express.com marketing manager George Michalopoulos said. Its one of the routes that complete the network of this budget carrier with key point at Rome Fiumicino. Today Blu Express.com, a commercial brand of Blue Panorama links 5 destinations to Rome and further three are in code share with Meridiana flights.
Yesterday, Rocco Sabelli CEO of Alitalia, have cleared the picture about Alitalia and AirOne in the role at Milan Malpensa in the coming future. Competition to Easy Jet and Lufthansa Italia with AirOne branded fligths at 50€ one way. Alitalia soon will open the route Milan Malpensa-Miami.
Rocco Sabelli about the new business model for Air One he has declared "But this does not mean that we will become a low cost , we do not have
the mentality, we do not have the structure. It's just that people are
willing to go to Malpensa if you pay 50 euros for a ticket, but did not
pay 80. It is a fact of the market. For this reason we offer price to
One of the questions placed to Rocco Sabelli is about the role of Malpensa. The journalist ask if they abandons Malpensa. He told "No, indeed soon we will inaugurate another intercontinental routes, to Miami"
About financial position and the capability to support the new investments Rocco Sabelli have declared " There is an indicator for the international airlines', its the cost per seat per
kilometer. Most of our competitors are positioned on 12/13 cents, low
cost airlines are at 6, we are a 7-cents, it means that we are among the
best, or best of all, excluding the low-cost. Roberto Colaninno President of Alitalia continue"Now of course if we
did well or not will not sell Alitalia to the French? I wonder: the
industrial operations are moving to Turin, which will be followed
shortly by an announcement in Rome and Naples to Catania and then,
would be done today if it were 100% Alitalia Air France? "
In an interview agreed to FlyBolognAirport BLog Danube Wings commercial manager Arpad Agosc consider to open soon services on Bologna-Reggio Calabria route. It will be her second domestic service inside Italy and the second to Calabria region. Currently the route have not airlines in business. Yet is not know how many flight they'll plans to fly. High potentials are present but Reggio Calabria is not well preferred due to it has limitations and certifications to the pilots are required.
Rumors reports also about the possible addition in fleet of a 4th ATR72s. Its unknown the type of series but talks are in progress.
Havana, La Romana, Punta Cana, Cancun, Zanzibar, Mombasa, Mauritius are the seven long haul destinations available with Air Italy from Verona with effect December 2009 until the spring 2010. Verona si back on the scene of the leisure flights thanks to the partnership established with Air Italy.
Fortaleza, Maceio, Male & Nosy Be are available with connecting flights to Rome, through check-in can be made in Verona for these flights.
In the medium haul Air Italy have services to Latakia in Syria, Cairo, Moscow, Erevan, St.Petersburg, Sharm el Sheikh and Marsa Alam.
The new step of integration is planned by November 2009 when 30 AirOne jets will go under the Alitalia AOC. 2000 employees will be moved from AirOne to Alitalia. Alitalia - Compagnia Aerea Italiana had wrote the document to the trade unions that explain the reasons of this moving. Its planned the merging of EAS (handling services) into AirOne. B737s in service with AirOne will continue to stay with. AirOne is planned to be assigned to low cost flights only.
According to AEA, Alitalia have reported the average load factor in August was 76.8%. In July was 72.7% and in August she has lifted 2.1 million passengers. In the first 8 months the averaged load factor is 63.4% and 14,03 million passengers carried.
The positive results had with sales increased by 30% on the 2008, the Ruassian airline will increase flights to Italy in 2010 adn serve Catania, Rimini and Venice from St.Petersburg. Code share with Alitalia will be available on these routes.
Former Contactair ATR72/500s D-ANFG now is in service with Air Dolomiti as I-ADCA. Delivered to Verona in the first days of October, now is at Montpellier for cabin conversion. Its the 9th plane of this type and Air Dolomiti now aligns 20 airliners, 15 of them are props and five are jet powered planes.
Aeroservizi Charter Broker - Rapallo, Italy continue the partnership with FlyLal Charters along winter season 2009/10 with a 148 seater B737/300s based in Sharm el Sheikh. This plane will fly charter services from fridays to tuesdays on behal for Italian tour operators.
Dec 21 2009 to Jan 11 2010 & Feb 22 to May 3
Sharm el Sheikh-Perugia-Genoa-Sharm el Sheikh
Dec 22 2009 to Jan 12 2010 & Feb 22 to May 3
Sharm el Sheikh-Ancona-Sharm el Sheikh
Sharm el Sheikh-Pisa-Sharm el Sheikh
Dec 18 2009 to Jan 8 2010 & Feb 26 2010 to May 7 2010
Sharm el Sheikh-Turin-Sharm el Sheikh
Sharm el Sheikh-Venice-Sharm el Sheikh
Nov 7 2009 to May 1 2010
Sharm el Sheikh-Bari-Sharm el Sheikh
Sharm el Sheikh-Naples-Sharm el Sheikh
Nov 8 2009 to May 2 2010
Sharm el Sheikh-Milan Malpensa-Sharm el Sheikh
Sharm el Sheikh-Rome FCO-Sharm el Sheikh
Sharm el Sheikh-Bologna-Sharm el Sheikh
Sharm el Sheikh-Verona-Sharm el Sheikh
Sharm el Sheikh-Bergamo-Sharm el Sheikh
Aeroservizi had already operate this plane in summer season 2009 where 1300 flying hours was operated, 80000 passengers carried with a turn around for 9 million €. This plane had meet the full satisfaction of the contractors.
Aeroservizi is looking for new opportunities about new flights from Egyptian gateways to Italy again in winter season 2009/10, and the coming season 2010 is in progress In the plans Aeroservizi hope to have a second plane in operation for lifting holidayers to the premium destinations of Mediterranean Sea.
Winter timetable 2009/10 will see the reduction of flights scheduled on Munich-Turin route. Four flights a day are available on that route instead of usual 6.
Its on the way to be open new services granted by Seagle Air from Lamezia Terme. Domestic and international flights are planned to be commenced effectively by Oct 20 2009. The airline is represented by Axiria of Bari. Pisa, Bologna, Rome, Milan, Bologna and Venice are the Italian gateways with flights from Lamezia Terme. Barcelona, Casablanca, Dusseldorf, Bratislava are the routes served from Lamezia Terme.
Four new internationational routes operated by Alitalia are available from Turin to Amsterdam, Berlin TXL, Istanbul, Moscow SVO with effect Dec. 16 2009. These routes have different days of operation and frequency. Amsterdam is scheduled five times a week from monday to friday in early morning. Berlin, Istanbul, Moscow are both three times a week. These flights are operated with A319s.
Turin-Amsterdam 06:20-08:15 12345--
Amsterdam-Turin 09:15-11:05 12345--
Rome should probably see Garuda by 2011. In the past days the airline CEO have released the new development plans for next two years. Garuda Indonesian airline CEO Emirsyah Satar have brilliant plans and promise "We will be one of the world's best airlines by 2014 with a five-star
Skytrax rating and maybe even an Air Transport World award." In Europe by next year Amsterdam is planned to be resume in the airline network thanks to the A330/200s. In 2011 the next step is to replace with B777s. Together with Rome, also Frankfurt and London are in the wishing list while new stops to serve.
Air Dolomiti. 100% owned by Lufthansa confirm in winter season 2009/10 the routes Rimini-Munich and Rimini-Vienna. These services are increased and Munich-Rimini si now planned with two daily flights operated by ATR42/500s instead of BAe146/300s or EMB195s. The route Vienna-Rimini is planned daily instead of 3 times a week.
City Airline with effect March 29 2010 will resume flights on Gothemburg-Milan Mxp route. The route is scheduled three times a week with MD87s.
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