From today are active on some planes the Alitalia fleet two new services: "World News" and "Connecting Flights".
Through service "World News" will be distributed during the flight, monitors on-board entertainment, a daily newsletter - created by AGI, Agenzia Giornalistica Italiana, a leading national press news agency - with news of morality, economics, current events and sports, in Italian and English. The update is done every ten minutes.
Alitalia is among one of the first companies in the world and first in Europe to provide this news service on board in real time, by which passengers can learn while they are flying the key facts that take place in the world.
The "Connecting Flights" allows instead for passengers to get vital information on flights of Alitalia Group in connectivity at the gateways of Rome Fiumicino, Milan Malpensa and Milan Linate. The screen with connecting flights is active in the last 30 minutes before landing, and shows the number of the connecting flight, time of departure, destination, and scheduled departure gate. This service provides passengers with timely and comprehensive information, facilitating the transit phase and allowing them to request assistance prior to the crew, if necessary.
In the next two weeks, these two new services will be available on 37 aircrafts of long, medium and short-haul fleet of Alitalia and then, progressively, on the other aircrafts.
The newest two services represents for Alitalia today a major step forward in the relationship with customers and are part of the wider strategy of enriching onboard entertainment through the use of new technologies.
Thanks to modern technologies that can improve passenger comfort and efficiency of services on board and ashore, Alitalia in recent months has already enabled a number of other new services like video on board some aircraft, the service of Mobile Check - In (allows you to receive your boarding pass on their mobile phone with Internet access) and free WiFi and an unlimited VIP lounges.
Great Wall Cargo is on the way to open new services to Milan Malpensa on twice weekly basis upon government approval is approved. The new cargo flights are operated with Boeing B747ì400Fs on mondays and fridays on the route Shanghai-Maastricht-Milan Mxp-Amsterdam-Shanghai.
The schedules are availablke on the airline website but nothing is confirm concerning if the authorizations was really given.
Albanian Airlines have give up the route Verona-Tirana introduced by last July 1 2009. The service operated in competition with Belle Air have not meet the real expectations and now is reported ceased without notice from Verona airport and the airline. The route was operated several times a week with BAe146s or B737/300s.
No flights to Naples by summer 2010. It appears that Swiss private budget airline Baboo will stop these flights on Geneva-Naples. Thats due to the competition in act on same lkeg with EasyJet. Progressively the route was reduced from daily to 4xweek and than now the decision made in these days to drop the flight.
Its calculated in 200 flight a week the estimated target for Turkish Airlines by 2012. Today they has 42 weekly rotations anbd soon they'll become 49 with addition of newest route Bologna-Istanbul by March 1 2010.
This is an affirmation released to the medias by the airline CEO, in the meantime Turkish has contracted 105 new planes to Airbus and Boeing in order to refresh the fleet.
Two new seasonal routes are planned in coming summer schedule 2010 in departure from Milan Malpensa. Bodrum and Antaly are the leisure destinations involved with new twice weekly services between June to September. The first is Milan Malpensa-Antalya from June 13 to Sept 12 2010. The following is Milan Mxp-Bodrum from June 13 to Sept 12 2010. These flights are already available for booking on major GDS.
Turkish Airlines soon will commence the new route Bologna-Istanbul operated daily by March 1 2010. The Italian network include services to Milan Mxp, Rome FCO and Venice.
The new summer 2010 timetable will offer the new route Naples-Duesseldorf operated twice weekly with CRJ900s aircraft. Lufthansa today serve only Munich from Naples.
Its expected shortly the release of the new low cost brand by Alitalia based at Milan Malpensa with five A320s. The destinations are expected in Italy and abroad. In Italy are Rome, Southern Italy and Sicily. Six destinations are planned in Europe and Northern Africa, four additionals are summer seasonals to top leading liesure destinations.
The press conference where the new low cost arm entitled to be as AirOne is planned within two weeks.