July 2011 - Posts
The titles "Eagles" from Prima - Aero Trasporti Italiani F100s has been removed. Yesterday aircraft I-GIOA was seen with only "Airlines" titles applied.
Alitalia and Eden Viaggi tour operator signed yeaterday a twice years partnership on long haul leisure flights.The parties will work in the winter time season from December to April starting from the next coming one. The destinations are La Romana and Saint Maarten in the Caribbean. Mombasa and Zanzibar with weekly rotations from Rome Fiumicino and Milan Malpensa.
"it - explains Marco Sansavini, Alitalia sales, distribution and customer care manager - an important industrial and commercial innovation to allow Alitalia to seasonally adjust its revenues and expand its presence in a complementary segment to its own market and expressing significant demand flows in the winter months".
The transaction also comes from the strategy Alitalia oriented long-range expansion of the fleet, made with a view for optimizing the use of the same aircrafts during the winter seasons when, in Europe, the main carriers reduce capacity offered. "We are pleased that Alitalia has chosen Eden Viaggi - shows the president Nardo Filippetti of Eden - as a partner for its entry into the world of long-haul charter flights."
AirOne smart xcarrier begins on Sept 19 2011 the daily route to Prague from Milan Malpensa, but from Oct 31 2011 the route is downgrade to 4xweek on mondays, wedensdays, fridays, sundays. These flights are operated with 180 seater A320s.
"This was a suffered battle about traffic rights to Cuba, but in the end those who work in a proper way wins and now will speak the competition on the market.Giuseppe Gentile president of Air Italy said that this project is at least two years while an airline team works on.
"The Italian authorities allowed us in February to operate, but Cuba's one does not know how did not give the green light ... however it does not matter, now we start with two flights per week from Milan and Rome."
Meanwhile, the rumor spread in the Cuban community "and are entering reservations with a nice rhythm, the competition will be wide and healthy, will invite us to improve the quality of the product," said Giuseppe Gentile.
No services between Prague and Venice are planned along the winter time 2011/12. The route was downgraded last year as summer seasonal and the same decison has been recently made.
Shortly by September SAS will resume the route Bologna-Stockholm and it will not stop as planned at end of October. This service is extended all year round, tiwce weekly on thursday and sunday with 150 seater MD81s.
Winter timetable 2011/12 will gift probably new services from Vienna to Genoa/Turin with F70s aircrafts. Slots has been requested.
Probably Verona will newly served from Madrid with non stop flights. Three flights a day is the slots request applied by Air Nostrum on that route with CRJ900s and with start winter timetable 2011/12.
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