January 2010 - Posts
Air France will fly daily the route Rome FCO-Bordeaux on summer schedule 2010 with effectively March 28. In the past summer schedule 2009 was 5xweek. The route is progressively growth and now Air France has decided to go with a daily flight.
Milan Malpensa to Split every saturdays from June 5 to September 4 2010 operated as ITC charter on behalf for Alpitour. Its the first of charter flights contracted and announced on the net.
The winter timetable 2010 by March 28 2010 will offer the opportunity to fly twice a week from Forlì to Copenhagen every thursdays and sundays. This is a new route offered from Forlì with A319s/A320s.
Kiev, Tel Aviv, Algiers, Tripoli will disappear from the network of destinations available from Milan Malpensa and operated by Alitalia. Could they will be rersumed by the new budget airline role played by AirOne soon which is predicted to fly with 5 320s permanently based at Milan Malpensa and tasked to fly only domestic and international routes at different pricing from Alitalia.
a view to improving the inflight service in Magnifica Class, Alitalia is renewing the catering service offered with a new selection of Italian certified products and recipes of our regional culinary tradition.
new service was established under the patronage of the Ministry of
Agriculture and Forestry, in cooperation with Buonitalia, the company
on behalf of the Ministry that promotes excellence in the world the Italian food and wine.
AICIG (Italian Association Consortium with geographical indications), the
initiative, along with Europeans Young Chef Restaurateurs Association (JRE) has invested in regional menus, always different, which will be
served every two months on long-haul flights. The
service was launched on last month with the authentic flavors of the
cuisine in the Abruzzi and Molise Regions, easy and full of perfume, which meet
seafood and mountain areas dishes.
The next month its the time of the menus that comes from Veneto Region, later followed by the ones that comes from Tuscany Region.
A selection of the best wines with DOC and DOGC certification complements this special culinary experience.
The service is currently available on flights from Italy to New York, Chicago, Miami and Toronto.
Alitalia is going with Venice Carnival edition 2010, planned by the 6th of February 2010 to the 16th, offering the extraordinary bargain of 40000 tickets at 49€ from Catania, Rome, Palermo, Bari and Naples for flying to Venice by February 2.
The city of Venice is one of the 7 bases of operation in the network of Alitalia together with Rome, Milan Linate, Milan Malpensa, Turin, Naples and Catania.
On May 7, 2009, Alitalia signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the development and promotion of Veneto and Venice with the regional authorities and Save the Venice airport managing company, in order to promote a greater flow of tourists arriving in town.
Venice is connected thru the Alitalia domestic network with nearly to 100 flights per week towards Rome, Naples, Palermo, Catania, Bari and Brindisi.
Thanks to the code-share agreements with major international carriers, passengers departing from Venice can also reach the main destinations of international and intercontinental Alitalia network, with nearly 100 flights per week to Paris, Amsterdam, Lyon, Nice, Prague, Geneva, Madrid, Moscow and New York.
In December 2009 the punctuality of flights departing from Venice was 85.4%, the incoming ones by 85.7%, while the regularity of flights has reached the 96.6%.
The three daily flights Naples-Munich by summer timetable 2010 are upgraded to the A321s that replace A320s and A319s.
With effect March 28 2010 Biman of Bangladesh replace DC10s with B777/200s on flights from Rome to Bangla Desh. The new service is upgraded to non stop avoing the stop at Dubai. The new B777s is available on the weekly flight every sundays.
Its a difficult period also for EasyJet. The UK budget fares airlines with bases at Milan and Rome they are currently applying a calendar of planned operative cancellations on several domestic and international routes. Low load factors registered and low advance bookings are the reasons of why the flights are subject to change or be cancelled.
Its real the the decision made by Ryanair to drop the route Rome CIA-Treviso by March 28 2010. The twice a day flights commenced in late 2005 is officially cancelled due to increased slot fees applied by ADR-Aeroporti di Roma airport managing company - the airlines says.
Instead its probably the strong fare competition applied by Alitalia which they has applied an ontime revenue management at all time. Ryanair is reported in light difficulties also on Bergamo-Rome CIA which operates 4 daily flights but they are sensible changes on due to course.
Blue Panorama Airlines of Italy ist reported that they'll fly as weekly charter the route Milan Mxp-Fort Lauderdale-Cancun-Milan Mxp every tuesdays with B767/300ERs. The period of operations is between May 11 2010 to Sept 7 2010. Cruise ship feed flight is the reason of the stop at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Int'l. Its a long time past since last regular charter operations towards US of an Italian leisure oriented airline.
In the 2010 the Italian private freight airline has introduced two new gateways in his network. Its Dubai served when the flights to Hong Kong are going eastbound. Its two times a week on wednesdays and saturdays. Chicago is available weekly on services to New York JFK on thursdays. These services are operated with MD11SFs.
Three times a week is the new proposal made by Afriquiah for direct fligths between Milan Mxp and Tripoli by July 19 2010. The weekly rotations are on mondays, wednesdays, sundays with A319s.
The business is gOing well for Blue Air, especially on Rome FCO-Bucarest BBU. Twice a day by March 28, 2010 and in the peak season between June 2 and September 30 2010 the suitable flights are increased to 20. The intermediate rotation is everyday except on tuesdays.
In other situations, one could speak of a disaster, instead of slow take-off or take-off failure. Lufthansa Italia, in these days, we are exactly one year after the official launch ceremony, the results are below expectations. There
is no sign of recovery or improvement, or rather the load factor is
decreasing from 54.5 to 48.5 of the first 25 days of this year.
There are talks of wrong policies, lack of attention to the marketing or a marketing not just close to the customer. It
may be true, but as you can think to do take off a brand new carrier created when very close in the same airport EasyJet is in businmess with 18 planes based, which already holds the 27% of the market
Then ist slip the first intercontinental flights planned by the plan "Scala" since last November. In the new summer timetable there will be four new destinations, three international in Europe and one national. But it will disappears soon the service to Rome.
Always looming in the speeches that Alitalia is an outstretched hand to close the protectionist market against others. It
is not said, however, that Malpensa is considered far and is a pleasure
for everyone (passengers and airlines) to land at Milan Linate while is very close to Milan downtown. Lufthansa
Italia has developed national point to point to Southern Italy, but there aren't airports in the Northj linked to Malpensa as in past with Alitalia.
right thing to declare, never admitted today that there has been
serious mistakes made by stakeholders in the project "SCALA", in this case Lufthansa, SEA - the Milan's airport managing company and politics. Today, we see the fruits. The unresolved? Recruitment missed, never granted the AOC, numbers thrill-side commercial and financial. The
only point in favor for Lufthansa? Having achieved social peace with
the unions in Germany, now in Germany to shift surplus pilots working
in Italy, the job place is saved and everyone is happy. Small
financial losses for Lufthansa Italia are offset by the tranquility of
business in Germany that otherwise would be translated into a bloodbath
economic and image.
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