June 2011 - Posts
Today a brand new A319/111s is on the way to be delivered to Alitalia. 4759 is the manufacturing serial number and registration allocated is EI-IMM.
A320s EI-DSL now is with work in progress for a new cabin configuration based in 180 seats in place of previous Alitalia basic standards. This plane will be used shortly under AirOne smart carrier business. The soon opening by July 1 2011 of a new base at Pisa needs this jet.
Its long this saga that appears on the media's from several years. In the next days Governor of Tuscany Region Enrico Rossi and SAT Pisa Airport CEO and MD Gina Giani will meet in China the China Eastern Airlines top management for tempting to open a new non stop service between Pisa and Shanghai with support of Alitalia and the SkyTeam global alliance logic business.
The route Perugia-Milan Malpensa until mid August is operated with an ACMI leased Denim Air F50s.
Yesterday the first A319s in regular service from Itsanbul is landed at Naples airport. The new fligt is three times a week with plans to be increased shortly until five frequencies per week.
Twice weekly as from July 3rd 2011 this airlines has added on booking engine vailable for dale the routes Bologna-Crotone and Rome Ciampino-Crotone operated with 100 seater Fokker 100s aircraft on wednesdays and sundays.
Removed from booking engine the route Verona-Lamezia Terme.
AlitaliaBus is the new ad hoc service exclusively dedicated to the clientele for linking Rome Fiumicino airport with Rome downtown thanks with Alitransport cooperation
Alitalia market share at Rome Leonardo Da Vinci is about 45% and with this new service they can reach downtown or viceversa with only 7€ carefully seat on a 55 or 64 seater Grand Tourism coach. The fleet is pianted with Alitalia paint scheme and its based on 6 buses thta growths in progress to 8.
Tickets can be bought in advance on the airline web site at www.alitalia.it in the section "Travel". After to have paid, traveller will get an e.mail with travel coupon attached. Its mandatory to show the flight coupon or boarding pass (printed thru web check-in, or electronic receipt from your cell phone).
AlitaliaBus not represents a regular service about routing and it can change the way instantly if traffic flows need it.
AlitaliaBus approach Rome Fiumicino at Terminal 1 and they leaves from same position. In Rome downtown the point of arrival and departure will be in advanced released to the travellers and they can include Rome Termini, St. Johns church and St.Peter church.
The departure of AlitaliaBus are connected arrival and departure flight times. Thanks to capacity to offer more than 50 daily trips from 6am to 10pm, it means to have one trip every 30 minutes, the Alitalia passengers will have the wide possibility to book the best comfortable service.
In una seconda fase Alitalia prevede di
introdurre sui bus la possibilità di effettuare il check-in a bordo
e di controllare lo stato del volo su monitor collegati al sistema
As from July 1 2011 AirOne the Alitalia Group Smart Carrier will start flights from Pisa that becomes the 2nd carrier base with a 180m seater A320s permanently based 24/7. 8 destinations in Italy and abroad will compose the new offer.
Today a prerss conference at Pisa Airport business center has introduced the new start up with guests Gina Giani - CEO and MD of Pisa Airport, Lorenzo Caporaletti head of AirOne, Lorenzo Stolfa Alitalia Marketing Manager, Revenue Management and Network, Marco Filippeschi mayor of Pisa, Salvatore Sanzo Province of Pisa President..
Air One with Airbus A320 will fly to 3 gateways in Italy (Catania, Lamezia Terme and Olbia) and 5 destinations abroad (Athens, Tirana, Palma de Mallorca, Mahon and Prague).
The new flight launch extraordinary will offer to the market 5.000 tickets at 10€ one way taxes included.. The new flight bargain will expire on July 3 2011 and its valid to fly from July 1 to Sept 30 2011.
Andrea Stolfa, Alitalia Marketing Manager, Revenue Management and Network Alitalia, said “The Smart Carrier business model launched last year from Milan Malpensa airport today is developed with a new operative base opening. The new base of Pisa is part Dual Brand strategy that enables to the Group the presence on the various different market segments ; its pèart of the agreement signed with Tuscany Region government in the last February 2011, in sinthony with renowned attention to the territory inaugurated with new flights from Florence under Alitalia brand and the reinforcement of copperation with Delta Airlines at Pisa".
Lorenzo Caporaletti, Head of Air One, has declared “ the choice of Pisa as second base in Italy for AirOne represents a signifcative challenge: impose the smart model (competitive fares and minor compromises for the customer) on a territory used from years with bargains based on pricing. The first figures based on summer bookings speak positive and over 40000 customers has choose to fly AirOne to and from Tuscany and new destination such as Athens and Palma de Mallorcaare the best ones.
“Together with the traditional service opoerated by Alitalia to the ailrine intercontinental hub of Rome Fiumicino, thta currently fliges with a 78% average load factor - affirms Gina Giani, CEO and MD SAT Pisa Airport- we are delighted to house the new second Air One base, the “smart carrier” brand part of Alitalia Group, a new airline ready to mix good pricing and elevated inflight service. This important operation is based on our partnership with Alitalia that on intercontinental side is on the way to support the current service Pisa-New York thanks with joint venture established with Delta Air Lines and its on the way to push the talks now in progress for future opening of a non stop service Pisa-Shangai again in the logic of global strategic alliance SkyTeam”.
Air One is the first italian airline to proposed a tailored offer based on three baisc fare steps - Go, Smart and Value - its able to satisfy the passengers that focus on pricing the way to fly , or to someones thta requires high standard of services and comfort.
Air One offers also the choice services as premium seats allocation, travel insurance, hotel stays and competitive fares in the car rentals.
Riccardo Toto is on the way to place an offer for acquiring the 100% stake in Livingston.
In order to be not in conflict with Alitalia, Riccardo Toto, son of Carlo Toto today 5,31% stakeholder in Alitalia is ready to be in the market for this acquisition.
Riccardo Toto appears ready to buy Livingston via another company. The presence of a son in this bussines will be not a conflict with Alitalia.
The new airline is planned to resume charter flights by the coming winter 2011/12.
In these days a Medavia DHC8/300s has been leased from Air Valee and based at Rimini in order to fly part of the network proposed in last winter and after that reduced.
This plane flies twice weekly each to Olbia, Cagliari
Jet Ops Europe and the tour operatorin Seawings jas launched the first sightseeing service over lagoon of Venice. These flights are operated with a 9 seater Cessna Caravan 208s based at San Clemente island . Flights are planned to be 30 minutes flies over the lagoon overflying several islettes like San Servolo, San Giorgio Maggiore, Giudecca, Sant'Elena, Lido, Murano, Burano and Torcello. A tour guide escort passengers from cruise ship terminal or from San Mark pier thanks to a boat until the seaplane terminal.
Weekly every mondays as from Aug 1 2011 from Naples to Krakow, thisi is the new flight launched by Trawel fly.
After the SuperJet order announcement, Franco Pecci (Chairman) has informed that in the future there are no ways to see the Dreamliner with Blue Panorama due to the delays has forced this airline to extend B767s leasing contracts nuntil 2015.
Shortly is planned to be released the new schedules from Asmara to Rome FCO.
Until September 2 5 2011 the route Genoa-Trieste is now ceased. Probably it will be resumed until end of October and than definitively dropped. Interesting load factors are matured from Trieste-Milan Linate commnced on last Oct 4 2010 together with Genoa service due to the poor ground transportations available by train or motorway.
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