November 2011 - Posts
As from Nov 1 2011 Alitalia has quit to serve free juices and snacks (sweet and salty biscuits) on the Italian domestic network except the trunk route Milan Linate-Rome FCO. The only refreshments served are water, tea and coffee.
The route Milan Mxp-Shanghai PVG is increased from 5xweek to daily with A330/200s in place of today A340/300s.
The F100s are considered expensive and this carrier is on the way to set up a new company structure. The new jet is the B737s. Its on the way to be under the lenses the -500s and 400s. On this way are the offers sent to the market especially for 168/170 seater B737/400s. The AOC currently is in stand by.
Some days ago Alitalia has operated a charter flight to New York. End users flew on a brand new A330/200s instead if contracted B767/300s. Feedback was "We are satisfied". They has appreciate the flexibility, quality of service and professionalism did in this operation from commercial set up until the operational matters.
Tomorrow at 11am Giuseppe Gentile Meridiana fly CEO will have a press conference at Olbia airport where in this speach will explain all the reasons of why he has abandonend the meeting where talks was in progress in order to define the new future of the airline with trade unions.
Gentile has abandoned the meeting promising to deliver company financial documents to the administrative court and start the procedure for filing the airline in bankruptcy.
Gentile asks to reduce salaries of 25% to the crews workforce. Shortly on next coming thursday the board is planned to have a meeting.
The situation of the airline is not very well, after that several money injections made by AKFED, the holding of Prince Aga Khan has not changed the heading of the airline.
Between June 20 to Sept 12 summer seasonal schedules will fly with twice weekly B737s only and not like in 2011/12 with a mix of EMB195s and B737s.
No services on that route in the next coming summer 2012
New services are on the way to be launched by summer 2012 to Italy:
Dusseldorf-Bari, weekly on satudays as from May 12 2012
Dusseldorf-Catania dfrom March 25 2012 on the weekends
Hamburg-Naples on sautrdays except 10JUN-31AUG
Hamburg-Venice in the weekends
All flights are operated with CRJ900s.
Increased to three times a week the Frankfurt-Genoa services, Dusseldorf-Olbia from 1 to 2xweek.
Four gateways in Italy are served with multiweekely flights from several gateways of UK as from summer 2012
Birmingham-Milan Mxp is 4xweek (mo-we-fr-su)
Birmingham-Rome FCO is 4xweek (tu-th-fr-sa-su)
Birmningham-Venice is 4xweek (tu-th-sa-su)
London LGW to Milan Mxp is every day except saturdays)
London LGW to Venice is on tu/fr/sa/su
London LTN to Rome on tu/we/su
Manchester to Milan Mxp on tu/th/fr/su
Manchester to Venice on tu/th/sa
Manchester-Verona on we/su
Venice five times a week and Rome twice a day are the new schedule available by summer 2012 from Marseille
Venice is served daily except tuesdays and thursdays, type of aircraft A319s on mo/we/f/r/sa and A320s on su
Rome si twice a day with 12 flights on A320s and 2 with A319s.
Yesterday the Air Vallee ownership announced at Parma e new partnership with Regional Airlines for opening the route Parma-Paris CDG with EMB145s by summer 2012. A short schedule is proposed also along next coming Christmas Time.
The partnership plans also to establish a base in Parma with three jest based and for routes towards Europe and Italy's domestic markets.
A Regional EMB145s was in display at Parma during the press conference.
RT that is even to the Riccardo Toto, name and family name initials is the newco that will run Livingston in future. Its a new model of business that will allow to Livingston to be back in the skies shortly. 106 new jobs are created in 2012 and they are going until 356 in 2013. Preferential is the way to redcruit the former Livingston workforce currently at home in stand by and paid with governemnt subsidies.
The new airline will look to the web as selling tickets channel and tour operators. Exactly they counts the 20% of share in web booking sales and 80% via tour operators reports Riccardo Toto toan important Italian financial media. Tour operators will useLivingston and they 'll prepare the travel package together with air ticket.
Livingston will pay at the opposite of low cost and offer the seating reservation, priority boarding, in flight service, car rental and hotel booking reservation. The most important driver - Riccardo Toto said - is to give to the passengers the sensation of a tailored flight". The airline will go to talk for new contracts with services supplier saving the 50% and in the financial voice are planned 27,5 million € in the long term.. Of which 10 that comes from the company, 6 from bank guarantees and 11,5 from loans. No use of 9,8 million € temporary loan in the hands of extraordinary commissar Discepolo.
The new fleet si composed by 11 jets (3 A330-200s and A320-200s) offering to the market 1,9 million seats in 2016. In those times the company financial year is planned with a 56% grouth starting from 43 million in 2012 and an ebit of 22,6 million in 2014
Air Dolomiti has performed the first C-Check on EMB195s. Thanks to the 20 years experience on MROs of several types of aircrafts. Air Dolomiti has decided to enclose also the EMB195s in her capability list.
C-Chek is a very complex job that requires activities until the structural controls, functional engine tests and to several systems enclosed acalibrations to the avionics and flight controls.
Thsi type of checks has forced the airline the undergoing of specific audits performed by Italian CAA for certifying the MROs department.
Livingston will go in the hands of RT owned by Riccardo Toto, a Carlo Toto's son. The green way to go ahead comes from Development Economic Department. Stopped the Air Italy proposal with only intention to have in the hands the long haul traffic rights.
Yesterday has been signed the agreement which allows to set up a newco that takes over the assets in the hands of the leisure charter carrier based at Gallarate. The agreement was cleared after a long day when the business plan was revealed to the trade unions and the extraordinary commissar Discepolo. In the first step 106 employees joins the newco in 2012 with hoppings to reach the number of 358 in the following year. The business plan aims that great part of them comes from the workforce currently in stand-by thanks to government subsidies. The recruitment will go ahead with a priority lane get to the olders and type of job did in the past. The management instead will follows other criterias.
Riccardo Toto was in the top management of AirOne when the ownership was in the hands of his father Carlo Toto. Now Carlo Toto with main business in the general constructions and participations in Alitalia CAI . Riccardo Toto in the meantime of the AirOne take over from Alitalia CAI has continued to work in the aviation following the business of several companies thta own leased aircrafts to Alitalia with AP Fleet in Dublin.
CargoItalia winter timetable 2011/12 from Milan Malpensa airport
2G 113 A 12:35 03NOV 03NOV 0004000 M1F LAD
2G 114 D 08:30 02NOV 02NOV 0030000 M1F LAD
2G 253 A 14:15 10NOV 22MAR 0004000 M1F HKG ALA
2G 254 D 02:30 09NOV 21MAR 0030000 M1F HKG DXB
2G 271 A 14:15 06NOV 18MAR 0000007 M1F HKG ALA
2G 271 A 14:15 30OCT 30OCT 0000007 M1F HKG ALA
2G 272 D 02:30 05NOV 24MAR 0000060 M1F HKG DXB
2G 631 A 22:55 04NOV 04NOV 0000500 M1F JFK BEG
2G 631 A 20:05 11NOV 23MAR 0000500 M1F JFK ORD
2G 632 D 18:55 10NOV 22MAR 0004000 M1F ORD JFK
2G 632 D 17:30 03NOV 03NOV 0004000 M1F JFK ORD
2G 661 A 20:10 31OCT 19MAR 1000000 M1F JFK ORD
2G 662 D 19:00 30OCT 18MAR 0000007 M1F ORD JFK
2G 8188 D 11:50 02NOV 02NOV 0030000 M1F FRA
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