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Two B737s to Blue Panorama

Franco Pecci, chairman and founder of Blue Panorama says that 2 B737s will join the fleet, the first in November and than the second in March. The fleet is reported that will growth to 17 planes.

Alitalia launches route Milan-Salerno by Dec 1 2010

Shortlly the flights from Milan to Salerno to be available for sale. Alitalia wioll fly twice daily, one in the weekends on that route. Services to Rome FCO are also planned in the next future.

EasyJet drops intention to fly Milan-Ljubiana

No flights are available on booking from Milan Mxp to Ljubiana with EasyJet, the new route planned to commence on coming December is now removed from booking engine. No reasons has been explained to the press.

AirOne in partnership with Avis car rental

 

Car rental company leader Avis and Air One, the Alitalia Group smart carrier that fly out from Milan Malpensa, today they has signed a deal in order to supply to the customer an integrated mobility service between air travelling and ground way to move. The new deal is the way to offer to the customer the better conditions thanks to the promotional deal available.

The new agreemtn is valid in the next three years. Avis allows to book cars on Air One web site creating a more flexible offer thanks to faster bookings and Air One increase the range of services to the customer giving more competivity in the market.

Until Dec 15 2010 Avis and Air One  if booking on www.flyairone.com offer the 20% discount on the car rental rate, if customers join the Avis desk without booking they'll obtain a 20€ bonus on the car rental rate if they show the boarding pass.

Avis and Air One with this offer they wants to put in evidence the importance of the web as way of sale and most important on commercial strategies.

Meridiana fly deals with Ferrovie Italiane/Italian Railways

Meridiana fly choose to fly on Frecciarossa high speed trains. Meridiana fly signs a del with Italian railways company Trenitalia and elects as a partner on trunk route Rome-Milan, which in 2010 has produced the 24% positive change of passengers with a peak of  +34% between October 2010 and October 2009. As from November 1 2010 the connexion train and plane is a real possible partnership.

Trenitalia (Ferrovie Italiane group) CEO Vincenzo Soprano and Meridiana fly CEO, Massimo Chieli, today they has signed this agreement that plans to introduce the route Milan-Rome, operated by Frecciarossa trains in the Carnet Multifly of Meridiana fly.

The partnership is the first important step in order to the full connectivity between train and plane, its a sinergy with evident potentials, both to be developed.

In the contract has been defined 5 types of Carnet Multifly composed by 12 coupons of plane and train that plans an entry level of 4 train coupons until 8 on each tipology of carnet.
Trips must be travelled at least 18 months from Carnet Multifly purchase and the price is 2000 euro.
In order to mantain the same rules of Meridiana fly offer in the journey with Trenitalia, the booking changes are limited until the departureand allowed only one time in the 24 hours after the departure and they can be made with Meridiana fly call center or the sales channels of Trenitalia.
Customer can purchase from tomorrow the new Carnet Multifly with Meridiana fly call center.

Lufthansa Italia new seasonal to Cagliari and Palma

Four times a week on same days (th-th-sa-su) are the new seasonal schedules proposed by Lufthansa Italia on Milan Mxp to Cagliari/Palma de Mallorca with A319/100s.

EasyJet 11xweek on Roma FCO-Amsterdam

The new summer timeschedule 2011 will see the increase of weekly operations on Rome - Amsterdam from daily to 11xweek.

China Eastern launch services to Rome FCO

New three times a week non stop flights with A340/300s are planned to be launched on Rome FCO-Shanghai with effect summer schedule 2011.

Ethiopian looks to open Milan Mxp

Milan Malpensa soon probably will join the Ethiopian Airlines network. During TTGIncontri trade fair was released this anticipation to the travel press.

EasyJet upgrade Milan Mxp-Catania/Barcelona

The fourth daily flight was recently uploaded by EasyJet on the routes to Barcelona and Catania in departure from Milan Mxp base in summer schedule 2011. Currently both are 3xday.

Air Berlin on Catania-Muenster

New route launched by Air Berlin in summer 2011 is the Muenster-Catania seasonal operated twice a week.

Transavia on Rotterdam-Milan?

The declaration appeared onm a major Hollandese magazine reports the intention of Transavia to fly soon in 2011 the new route Rottersam-Milan.

Turkish Airlines to Naples in 2011

Naples is reported the new destination in Italy served by Turkish Airlines in next coming year 2011. The release was yesterday at TTGItalia trade fair from an important manger of the Turkish flag carrier.

Itali Airlines lands on low fare market

Itali Airlines is planning to go in the low fare market with several Italian domestic routes like Genoa-Rome FCO, Rome FCO/Milan Linate to Reggio Calabria and Genoa-Paris CDG all everyday with effect mid December 2010, operated by 164 seater MD82s.

Air Italy Group will receive one more B737/800s

Currently in spraying at Bornemouth is a former Norwegian ship B737/86K EI-EOJ MSN 33022  LN 1672  destined to Air Italy Polska division, former LN-KHD.

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