November 2011 - Posts
In the airline booking engine was recently removed the way to buy tickets on the route Berlin TXL-Rimini.
With flights disruption announced by Air Seychelles, in the last days talks are in progress between Blue Panorama and several key people at Seychelles for replacing the islands flag carrier by Jan 2012. Remo Della Porta, VP commercial of Blue Panorama went for a commercial mission at Seychelles in order to start talks on this way.
Blue Panorama is interested to open flights from Rome and Milan, an application to the Italian CAA was already sent.
As from Jan 8 2012 the airline offices at Milan and Rome will be close definitively.
As from summer timetable 2012 Blue Air will increase weekly rotations from two to four on the route Bologna-Bacau
Bologna-Bacau (George Enescu Airport) 0B218
10.35 13.55 02h20' 25.03 - 27.10 Mo-We
18.05 21.25 02h20' 25.03 - 27.10 Sa
12.05 15.25 02h20' 25.03 - 27.10 Th
Bacau (George Enescu Airport) Bologna (Marconi) 0B217
08.30 09.50 02h20' 25.03 - 27.10 Mo-We
16.00 17.20 02h20' 25.03 - 27.10 Sa
10.00 11.20 02h20' 25.03 - 27.10 Th
Three times a week as from June 26 2012 is the new route Olbia-Madrid on tuesdays, thursdays and saturdays.
New one way service was commenced on Nov 23 2011 until Dec 23 2011 on Bucarest-Bologna (BCS5706) and Bologna-Brussels (BCS7161) with B757/200SF four times a week from tuesdays to fridays.
DHL operates a five times a week service from mondays to fridays to Leipzig with a wet leased Maximus Air Cargo A300/600Fs with day stop at Bologna.
Thrice weekly from Geneve to Venice as from March 28 2012 on wednesdays, fridays, sundays and twice weekly from Geneve to Catania on wednesdays and sundays. These are the pair of new routes launched today.
The next landing of four A340/300s in the fleet of Aerolineas Argentinas will open the doors for an expansion to Italy with more frequencies to Rome Fiumicino. As from July 2012 probably are planned to offer 5 or 6 weekly flights to Buenos Aires.
After Air France that has given up all services between Milan Mxp and Paris CDG, the next is KLM that probably quits all Amsterdam-Milan Malpensa from summer 2012.
New route for Ryanir in summer 2012 with origin Bergamo. Twice weekly the new flight is to Knock. Bookings commence tomorrow.
Today Alitalia lifts Pope Benedict XVI to Benin. Flight is planned with an A330/200s named Giotto with route to Cotonou.
Schedule is to leave Rome at 9am and land in Cotonou at 3pm.This flight lifts also the Vatican State delegation and press. The crew is composed by 4 pilots (Cpt manager, Cpt in command, another Cpt and a F/O) and 9 flight attendants. Abroad is also the special flights operative team.
Alitalia has planned the lifts back on Nov 20 2011 again from Cotonou at 4.30pm with landing in Rome at 10pm.
A pair of days ago A319/132s EI-IMS has been delivered brand new from Finkenwerder to Rome FCO and it was the same for second EMB175s EI-RDB.
In the meantime almost four MD82s was grounded, the plan to phase out is started two months ago and the last of 19th MD82s is planned to be out from fleet in the next two years.
Next week trade unions and the airline management lead by Giuseoppe Gentile if there are ways to change the planned plan release recently for cutting 800 jobs and 11 jets.
Next Jan 17 2012 is the last planned day when Air Seychelles will fly to Italy. Services to Milan and Rome are planned to be ceased like the flights to UK. France will continue to go ahead until end of March and then flights are wholly cancelled.
Recently Air Seychelles has moved to US two B767/200s.
The last performances matured between October and November with traffic that is going very slow comparing the forecasts can probably obtain a difficult null result in the financial performances estimated in current year 2011.
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