February 2012 - Posts
Yesterday from Olbia is started the last flights session of MD83s EI-CRH with Meridiana fly livery. Itakes two days and itinerary is Olbia-Glasgow-Keflavik-Bangor-Marana.
After the demise of services operated by Darwin happened on last Nov 5 2012, Foggia is without any scheduled flight. Shortly an agreement between local authorities and Air Vallee is expected to be signed for opening direct flights to Milan Mxp and Turin. The opening of these flights is scheduled in spring /summer 2012.
With next June 15 2012 Ethiopian will change the asset of Italy's schedules dropping the coupled services to Rome and Stockholm with Addis Abeba. Rome-Addis Abeba services are daily after June 15 2012 with B767/300ERs, Rome will be used also for technical stops on the way westbound to Washington weekly without traffic rights on Rome-FCO-Washington Dulles operated with B777s. One way ervices with B757/200s on Addiss Abeba-London LHR via Rome FCO can allow to buy the leg from Rome to London. Stockholm will become non stop 5xweek.
Its in the plans of this airline to add the route from Paris ORY to Iasi in next summer 2012 as from Apr 30 2012.
Two additional weekly services are applied in summer 2012 schedule from Florence to Geneva. The route will be upgrade from 4xweek to 6week with new services on tuesdays and thrusdays with Saab2000s in additiion to the services on mondays, wednesdays, fridays, sundays where flight equipment may vary from Saab2000s to DHC8/Q400s.
New services from Budapest are added by Wizzair after MALEV demise happened yesterday.
Bergamo to 11xweek
Rome FCO to 10xweek
Bari to 3xweek
Naples, Pisa, Foprlì and Catania continues to be as 2xweek and no upgrades are applied.
New services from Budapest are planned shortly to commence after that MALEV Hungarian Airlines grounding has opened the way to give new businesses to low cost carriers. Ryanair decided yesterday to base 4 jets as from next Feb 17 2012 and several Italian gateways are in the 31 destinations announced.
Bergamo is daily,
Bologna was already announced last week.
Five weekly is the schedule proposed by Gulf Air in summer 2012 from Manama to Milan Mxp with a mix of A320s and B737/700s. On tuesdays and thursdays the Boeings are in duty and Airbuses on mondays, fridays, sundays.
The departure of its general manager Giorgio Valenti with destination another airline was the signal that charter airline is at the end in Italy's division. Workforce has received the formal communication regarding the demise and for Italian employees is now difficult to found a solution.
In 2011 a single A320/200 LY-VEX has operated charter flights from April to September and than subleased when the jet was returned to the lessor. The plans was to fly with a pair of A320s in 2012, but situation is changed when the boss have left the airline.
Holding that runs Avion Express is not interested to go ahead in Italy and continue cargo operations in the Baltic area.
The route Rome FCO-Moscow between June 1 2012 and Sept 30 2012 is increased from 16xweek to 19xweek.
New destination in the network in departure from Bergamo is now Perugia as from April 4 2012 with a three times a week flight on tuesdays, thursdays, saturdays.
The full collapse in effect as from this morning has afffected also flights to Italy, Milan and Rome now suspended. Carpatair service to Budapest from Venice and code shared with Malev and Alitalia is reported in regular operations.
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