June 2011 - Posts
Today Paolo Sirigu - Genoa airport MD defined "Discouraging" the first load factors scored by Turkish on new flight Genoa-Istanbul commenced two days ago. This decaratrions comes from a radio talking interview. He said that airline is hopping better in next future and 20000 pax/year are predicted.
Blu-express.com that recently reduced flights to Genoa from Rome is reportedb to have an vaerage of 43% as load factor on the route. They has cutted 50% or so the suitable flights due to lack of demand.
Speaking about Vueling a newcomer operator in Genoa with a thrice weekly service to Barcelona also in this case at the time being the load factors are low than Italian average results produced in other gateways.
MyJet that commenced all biz flights has recently moved their focus to Swiss, Venbice and Olbia.
Speaking about Swiss he told that no plans at the momnent to have flights from Zurich to Genoa because the carrier considers the airport not fit at the moment to produce positive figures.
New partnership of Air Italy with Alitalia on the fresh announced routes to Cuba operated with Air Italy B767s.
Milan Mxp-Havana from June 26 to Sept 11 2011 every sundays
Rome Fco-Havana-Santiago de Cuba from June 30 to Sept 5 2011 every mondays
Milan Mxp-Havana from Sept 17 to Oct 22 2011 on saturdays.
Alitalia can connect the flights with feeder services from inland destinations in Italy.
Aviavilsa has hired to AlbaStar.es
an ATR42/320F LY-ETM currently based at Alghero and it fly the route Alghero-Roma FCO-Bologna-Alghero four times a week.
This service until beginning of May was operated by Mistral Air again with ATR42Fs.
Thsi ATR42/300Fs LY-ETM is familiar with Italy due to it was fresh brand new delivered to ATI - Aero Trasporti Italiani. In the recent times it has flown with Danu Oro with same regs. Previously with West Air Sweden as SE-MAS, before with Northern Air Cargo as N42NC and than it was F-OHFH with Air Nostrum, Air Sicilia, Air Dolomiti. The original first regs was I-ATRK
with ATI as first operator and than transferred to Avianova.
New seasonal twice weekly flight Pescara-Catania is managed by Flyonair with support of Prima - Aero Trasporti Italiani as operative carrier. Flights are on mondays and fridays from July 22 to Sept 6 2011 with 100 seater Fokker 100s.
Catania-Pescara 10:00 11:15 E3 7150 mondays
Pescara-Catania 11:55 13:10 E3 7150 mondays
Catania-Pescara 10:00 11:15 E3 7150 fridays
Pescara-Catania 17:40 18:55 E3 7150 fridays
Shortly along this month the 18th jetliner will be based at Milan Malpensa.
Seasonal weekly on saturdays is the route Olbia-Aosta operated on saturdays as from June 11 2011 until mid September with 31 seater Dornier Do328JETS.
Six charter flights are planned on Athens to Genoa every saturdays from July 16 to Aug 20 2011 with 112 seater Avro RJ100s, using SkyWings AOC.
Airline web site address is: http://www.aerogenesis.net/index.html
Recently ENAC-Italian Civil Aviation Authority has released the AOC to Small Planet Airlines Italia.
Six times a week until end of August and than lowered to thrice weekly is the planned schedule on New York JFK-Pisa-New York JFK that will begins today until Oct 23 2011. The route is operated with 209 seater B767/300ERs in partbnership with Alitalia and SkyTeam partners Air France/KLM.
“The re-opening of non stop flight Pisa-New York on fifth sumeer season - affirm Gina Giani - CEO and MD of SAT Pisa Airport - confirm the Pisa airport potentials as incoming gateway to Tuscany also for passenger that come in from US".
With government loadn approved by EU ciommission is now mostlty clear the way for Livingston which has plans to resume flights by the winter 2011/12 approximately as from Christmas with two long haul liners. Contacts are in progress and good relationship are established with tour operators in order to sign contracts. Aircrafts are reported to be already identified. In the long term from summer 2012 further two short haul liners are predicted to be introduced in fleet.
Shortly Blu Express.com will open non stop flights from Reggio Calabria and Milan Linate/Rome FCO. B737/400s EI-CUD now shows "Città di Reggio Calabria" on fuselage for celebrating the event.
Four weekly flights is the schedule planned to offer by Turkish Airlines from Genoa. The new route will commence tomorrow as thrice weekly and than upgraded to four. At the time being is cancelled the addition of planned fifth weekly flight.
Ufuk Unal has been appointed such as director of Genoa for Turkish Airlines. Until few months ago Ufuk Unal was in charge at Bologna as executive of local Director Tarkan Ince.
Yesterday A380s A6-EDJ is landed at Rome FCO operating flight numbers EK097/8 on Dubai-Rome FCO-Dubai. It has carried on a special sticker on left hand side "1961-2011 Rome Fiumicino 50th Anniversary". Its landed at 1:22pm and left on schedule at 4.45pm.
Emirates at this time has not any plans to fly the Dubai service with A380s. Currently on the route B777/300ERs and B777/200s are in duty.
EU approved 9,8 million € Italian governemnt loan for allowing the extraordinary commissioner to tempt the carrier restart with a fleet of a pair of Airbuses planes employing part of the workforce now still on ground and monthly paid with government subsidies.
Rumors reported that a company close to Carlo Toto (former AirOne founder) was interested to resume Livingston but not yet was effectively happened.
Maldives, Caribbean, Kenya and United Arab Emirates are the new winter 2011/12 destinations proposed by Alitalia. The new destinations will be the way to use the planes temporary without schedule due to they'll downgrade summer seasonal Chicago and Los Angeles. The new leisure destinations could be Maldives, Santo Domingo, Mombasa and Zanzibar. In addition Abu Dhabi or Dubai. About fleet shortly several MD80s are planned to leave and 5 A320 are expected to be introduced and 4 A330 (of which a pair was just delivered).
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