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Meridiana fly thinks to delete A330s and A319s

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In the last days in a interview published on an Italian newspaper, Giuseppe Gentile new CEO has reported that it will focus the long haul fleet on B767s ahnd no way is for the current three A330s that probably are returned to lessor in the next future. The A319s now in fleet and partially used to fly from Florence are also not very well in the policy of Giuseppe Gentile. Meridiana fly he said has good potentials but its low the annual fleet utilization with an average of 2200 flight hours instead 2700/3200 depending from age and type of aircraft. MD82s will continue to go, but only the ships fully of property. B737s and A320s are in evaluation for the future in order to have only one type of aircraft in fleet for short and mediium haul.

In the next future Meridiana fly will point on regular flights and charter flights, and Air Italy will not disappear. In fact the group will continue to handle two AOCs. About the workforce probably a small reduction is planned.