November 2011 - Posts
Days are very crucial for the future of Meridiana fly after the announcement of cuts in staff and fleet. The Board has cleared the CEO Giuseppe Gentile to spread the weight loss plan on the way of tomorrow's meeting. In the meantime he unions call the company ''to immediately reopen negotiations.''
''At least 45% of workers will remain at home,''Gentile said in an interview, then 800 employees.
In the optic to reduce costs and minimize losses. Giuseppe Gentile CEO will ground 11 jets and cut jobs. In the first nine months Meridiana fly has lost 62 million €.
Two brand new A319/100s has been delivered last week EI-IMP/R on Nov 3rd 2011. Second EMB175s EI-RDB is expected to leave today from San Jose dos Campos to Italy via Recife, Las Palmas, London Stansted, Rome FCO. On next Nov 15 2012, A319/100s EI-IMS is planned to be delivered on Finkenwerder-Rome FCO.
They has dropped at Turin airport 9 weekly flights and removed one of the two jets usually in overnight. The offers was downgraded from 32xwee to 23xwee on the route Rome FCO-Turin.
Budget airline Blue Air opens also the new route Venice-Bacau with 3xweek flights as from summer 2012.
No flights from today operated by Albanian Airlines from Tirana to Europe. The Albanian CAA has grounded the airline and flight has been succesfully ceased.
Three times a week as from June 23 2012 on Bucarest Baneasa to Verona.
Tolouse-Venice, Nice-Venice, Nice-Naples and London LGW to Bari are the four new routes planned to start on summer 2012 time schedule of easyJet.com.
Weekly between May 12 to Sept 22 next year are planned services from Amsterdam to Venice and Rimini.
New thrice weekly services from Blue Air on Venice-Bucarest Baneasa as from March 25 2012 on tu/th/sa.
Ten years later British Airways resumes the route Bologna-London Heathrow with a daily flight as from April 29 2011.
The new route is an upgrade to the existing three daily flights from London Gatwick to Bologna.
British Airways will use A319/320/321s on that new flight.
9.30-12.35 BA540 Daily
13.35-14.45 BA541 Daily
Flights to and from Bologna are handled at Terminal 5.
British Airways will apply the same flight numbers code at the beginning from BA when 41 years ago they has opened the route to Gatwick on April 2 1980.
A press release sent from AGI "Some
trade unions, taking irresponsible and unacceptable behavior, refused
all offers of the company and have not received an invitation to make
counter-proposals. In view of what happened and the continuation of a
situation of national and international economic crisis, which affects negative
effect on the forecasts for 2012, the company is forced to take note
with regret the impossibility to accomplish that project and initiate
dutifully the necessary processes for further reduction of the activity, fleet and staff, to allow Economic and financial return to equilibrium and thus the continuity 'business. " And
'what is said in a statement issued by the airline Meridiana Fly
following a press conference held this morning in Olbia, where the CEO Giuseppe Gentile, reiterated the difficulties' in
negotiations with the social forces. "The
company 'has started since last August, negotiations with trade unions
aimed to agree a crisis based on the following fundamental principles:
resolution' performing 'of collective litigation, employment law
adaptation of the standard applied by all Italian and European carriers (EASA FTL), reduction of wages by about 10% of all
personnel deployed in various ways This agreement - the
company says - and' essential to the realization of the integrated
business plan approved on 18 July by Board
of Directors as part of the integration project with Air Italy, already
up 'the subject of illustration to the trade unions "
No route ceased between Salerno and Milan Malpensa. The 11 weekly flights continues to be operated with Air Alps Do328s. Airport and local authorities has reached an agreement with Alitalia. Rome will continue to be not served.
Air services between Perugia and Milan Mxp are not ceased and they are available along all winter season 2011/12 operated with a 30 seater EMB120s Brasilia.
Four destinations in Italy are expected to be linked with new Berlin Brandeburg International as from June 3 2012.
Bologna is daily except saturdays with A319s
Catania is twice weekly with A319s
Milan Linate is 12xweek with A319s
Rome FCO is daily with A319s
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