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Danube Wings opens charter and seasonal routes in Italy

Several charter chains are scheduled in summer 2012 with 70-72 seater ATR72s.

Cagliari to

Parma (June 26 to Sept 7) weekly

Rome FCO (June 26 to Sept 7) weekly

Rimini (Aug 3 to 31) weekly

Parma to Brindisi (June 3 to Sept 9)

Parma to Lampedusa (as from June 19)



British Airways opens seasonal charter Bologna-Edimburgh

Weekly on saturdays from May to September on Bologna-Edimburgh with EMB190s. This charter chaibn is an incoming service supplied to tour operators.

Air Vallee lease an EMB120s

As from this week the daily service Parma-Rome FCO is operated with a wet leased Budapest Aircraft Service EMB120s HA-FAI.

Volotea new 1st base to Venice

Volotea the new budget carrier created by Carlos Munoz and Lazaros Ros in the past founder of Vueling are now back and they'll open first base at Venice by April 5 2012 with three 125 seater B717/200s.

These jets in the past with Mexicana Click they'll open 14 destinations, of which 5 in Italy. Brindisi (3), Cagliari (4 to7), Palermo (7), Olbia (4 to 7) and Reggio Calabria (3). Flights are intended per week.

Alicante, Malaga, Bilbao, Bordeaux, Budapest, Oporto, Thessaloniki are both 3xweek. Santiago de Compostela and Krakiow are twice a week. All these services are from April 24 2012 with second B717s and the third ship is scheduled to go from June 2012.

Fares starts from 19€ one way and seats are assigned. No rush and hurries for be seated.

100 new jobs are created at Venice with this new base. Volotea wants to go ahead from today 14 to 24 destinations from Venice and 500000 passengers carried in 2012, 1 million in 2013.

The intention is to be the carrier #1 at Venice.


Alitalia continue to increase non aviation passenger services

Alitalia is short to launch Alitalia Executive, the new exclusive tailored service to businessmens that needs any attentions from his door until to be boarded. Alitalia is ready to give this service at Rome only in arrival or in departure. Upon payment this service can be provided from your door thanks to the lift granted by a limo service and than at the airport with dedicated escorting until the boarding gate with special check-in, fast track and a valet ready to solve any problem.

Alitalia thanks to a aprtnership siogned with CIS-Lottomatica allows to pay cash air ticket booked in internet or via call center to customer that avoid to pay with credit cards. Tobacconist with Lottomatica service are 30000 in the country.

Meridiana fly and Chinggis Airways

Mongolian private carrier Chinggis Airways is interested to wet lease an A330/200s for long haul services to Europe and US. Meridiana fly has signed a MoU with them in order to supply a widebody twinjet from June.

Alitalia is back to Benghazi

Twice weekly Alitalia is back to Benghazi, second gateways in Lybia twice weekly. The demand needs to have these nono stop link.

Trapani and Thosod from Rome as seasonal are operated on fridays and sundays.

Iberia is back on leisure charter market

In summer season 2012 four charter chains are operated by Iberia A320s from Milan Mxp to Palma/Ibiza, Bergamo ti Mahon and Pisa to Ibiza. Spanair disappear left several charter chains already booked without carrier operator.

Alitalia to Moldova?

Talks are in progress for flying to Chisinau in departure from Rome FCO.

New traffic rights to Russia

56 weekly flights is the new capability on Milan and Rome to Moscow. A new Italian and Russian carrier can be designate on those routes. The slot availability is increased by 60%.

Vueling adds Bilbao-Venice

Tice weekly as from June 28 2012 in competition with Volotea is the new route Venice-Bilbao with A320s on mondays and thursdays.

Volotea starts from Venice

As from April 5 2012 Volotea will open the new base and operations from Venice with three 125 seater Boeing B717s. Soon on February 23rd the press conference will release the new network available from Venice.

Ryanair suspends routes from Saragozza

Bologna and Rome Ciampino to Saragozza services are predicted to be disrupted as from March 25 2012 due to disputes with Spanish local authorities. summer 2012

In 2012 confirms scheduled from Rome Fiumicino to Catania, Genoa, Lamezia, Turin, Nice, Istanbul, Bari and Reggio Calabria.
Along the summer season will be resumed seasonal flights to the major short/medium haul sunspots. In Sicily are planned to be launched flights to St.Petersburg and Moscow. About highlights in summer 2012 flights to Greece encloses from Rome FCO to Karpathos and Preveza/Lekfada. Catania to Heraklion. Further news about flights from Catania tor Palma de Mallorca and Bologna to Pantelleria, island  gateway served from Rome and Milan.

AirOne open new destinations from Milan Malpensa

As from Sept 17 2012 new destinations are available from Milan Malpensa:

daily to Amsterdam,

Kiev is 4xweek

Beograd is 3xweek

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