July 2011 - Posts
The direct seasonal service Bologna-Male is back as from Oct 23 2011
with a weekly flight every sundays operated with a 282 seater A330/200s
of which 26 in Comfort Class.
The new route is available now on booking at www.meridianafly.it at the price of 377,81€ one way taxes enclosed.
This service is scheduled until beginning of May 2012 and it is the 5th year of operations.
Michael O'Leary, Ryanair CEO has announced the 8th aircraft based to Rome Cimapino as from November 2011. Seven new routes are planned to be launched with. The new destinations are Bordeaux, Genoa, Leipzig, Manchester, Marseille, Poznam and Wroclaw.
Ryanair plans to lift 25 million passengers in Italy in 2011, 23,6 years were last year.
The fire occurred yesterday to the railway management control center at Rome Tiburtina station that has put in the confusion the train traffic in good part of the peninsula has forced Alitalia to increase capacity on several routes.Alitalia for going and satisfy the need of demand on domestic flights as from yesterday. Alitalia has introduced new improvements until end of August for making easy the passengers mobility especially on North-South trunk routes.
They has increased the seats offer from Rome to Milan/Turin/Genoa/Venice/Verona/Trieste. They has increased of +50% factor on certain most convenient fares level like 'Facile'' and ''Comoda'' (Easy and Comfort) sold in all domestic network and they has doubled the availability of fares also on one way segment for giving the major flexibility on the travel planning.
New Meridiana fly CEO Giuseppe Gentile, has presented the formal purchase bid for purchasing Livingston asset. The proposal is with a 200 thousand € deposit. Daniele Discepolo Livingston extraordinary commissar has requested some clarifications in order to place the formal proposal to the survelillance committee. The offer is again conditioned on an agreement with trade unions.
On Il Sole 24 Ore financial newsmagazine appears a declaration made by Roberto Scaramella, head of aviation management in Akfed, he reports that the integration with Air Italy, Meridiana fly
will be more efficient: the two carriers together will reach more faster the financial sustanaibility planned in 2013.
"We are waiting for an official response" Vinod
Kannan, new Italy's Singapore Airlines GM comments the negative answer got from Transport Minister Altero Matteoli regarding the concession of traffic rights on Milan-New York route. . "about we have read too in the press, but we have not received any official communication -
declares the manager -. We look forward too but we are confident that we would like that Milan could become a small hub for North America". In the meantime Singapore Airlines celebrates the five years of operations into Milan Malpensa with excellent results as the load factor which is close to 80%. In this summer season we have flights full at close to 90%".
In the next coming winter season timetable 2011/12 Windjet will go to fly three times a day on routes from Catania to Turin/Venice/Verona with an additional flight positioned in the middle of the day.
Recently it has announced the new opening of services from Catania to Bologna with a twice daily frequency as from Oct 1 2011.
Giuseppe Gentile int hsi days said to the media the first ways for the new Meridiana fly revival. Shortly in the short haul the fleet composed by MD80s will be lowered to only 7 jets wholly based at Olbia. In the long haui the fleet will continue with 4 B767s and 3 A330/200s originally in fleet with Eurofly and currently flying with this livery. In the long haul Meridiana fly and Air Italy will have the major share to Eastern Africa (Kenya and Tanzania) with 12 weekly flights operated in the next winter season 2011/12. Further markets served are the Caribbean (i.e Cuba and Dominican Republic), Southern America, Maldives and Sri Lanka.
Giuseppe Gentile new CEO of Meridiana fly confirm the new company capitalization for 231 million € that shortly will be injected. Air Italy and Meridiana fly hopefully will be merged by Sept 15 2011. But in the market rumours speaks about that airlines will continue to operate maintaining the current AOCs.
The gaps that currently penalize Meridiana fly that lose 26 million € in 2011 is the network at the time being not profitable in term of flexibility and crew utilization. Many crews fly less than the economic average. The new airline re-organization will probably benefit the financial figures in the next future.
In the last days Meridiana fly has appointed Giuseppe Gentile as new airline CEO in place of the demised Massimo Chieli. Its part of a new business connected with acquisition from Meridiana fly of Air Italy Holding which Air Italy is controlled at 100%. Giuseppe Gentile is the CEO and President of Air Italy.
The new way for Meridiana fly in the hands of Giuseppe Gentile, 70 years old is the new challenge for changing the sorts of an airline with a lot of troubles amassed in the last decade where lack of decisions concerning strategies, developments and also the membership with global alliance has favoured the loss of market share and consequently the increase of debts especially in the last pair of FYs.
Giuseppe Gentile is a well known person with a great know how. Pilot in Itavia and Aliitalia. He has founded together with Lapo Rattazzi, Isabella the Italian branch of Air Europe in 1989 and succesfully sold to Volare Group at end of 90s. By 2005 is newly in business with Air Europe Italy a mix charter leisure and no frills carrier with a fleet of 7 B737s, 1 B757s, 4 B767s and 2 B737/800s in Poland under the AOC of Air Italy Polska.
Speaking in the press conference had in Olbia Giuseppe Gentile wants to have the bbrand of Meridian fly in the bright times of ALisarda of 70s and 80s. Yhis is the desire reveled by Giuseppe Gentile. In the business plan a little bit announced duri8ng the press ocnference, Meridiana fly will fly with 35 jets in future composed by Airbus, Boeing amd MD aircrafts.
Its a great challenge because Meridiana fly with various management was not gone out from the balck hole since the acquisition of Eurofly. Giuseppe Gentile. who is well known as a men with kerosin in the blood veins has a lot of experience especially in the operative side.
Italian no frills carrier Windjet will add a new twice daily flight Bologna-Catania as from Oct 1 2011 with 180 seater A320s aircraft.
09.25 11.00 IV513 1234567
20.35 22.10 IV515 1234567
07.00 08.45 IV512 1234567
18.00 19.45 IV514 1234567
Milan Linate, Bologna, Venice and Verona between end of August and beginning of September will cease flights from Bucarest operated with 80 seater F70s aircraft.
As from July 17 2011 TACV - Cape Verde Airlines will resumes an once a week flight from Bergamo to Ilha do Sal with a 210 seater B757/200s. The flights every sundays stops at Rome FCO when inbound to Sal.
On last June 26 2011 a flight equipment change due to an AOG occurred to a B757/200s forced the airline to use B767/200s I-AIGH onto Skiathos weekly charter service. The plane is landed on runway 02 which LDA id only 1570m. In charge to the flight Milan Mxp-Verona-Skiathos was Cpt. Enrico Cavallotti. Its the first time which a B767/200s lands at Skiathos.
The newest 45th base launched at manchester will open two new routest tom Italy. Bergamo is daily and Rome Ciampino 4xweek. Both as from winter timetabel 2011/12.
Air Italy is inrterested to purchase the Livingston asset from the extraordinary administrator. The news is appeared on several media along the second part of last week.
The recent qannouncement made about the new Air France low cost based at Marseille has prioduced the first new route to Italy is the service to Milan Malpensa. Its twice daily, early morning and late evening positioning with A319s or A320s as from Oct 2 2011.
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