March 2012 - Posts
It appears slow in advance booking the new route Lisbon-Turin of TAP planned four a week by June 2012 that has forced Portuguese carrier to drop fares until to offer the round trip at 99€ taxes enclosed.
11xweek to Budapest from June 18 and 4xweek to Bucarest are the first two routes launched from Milan Mxp with A320s after a quick negotiation taht rumors speaks will have a final target to move all flights from Bergamo to Milan Malpensa in the term of a year.
Rome, Milan and Venice are the three gateways planned to be open by April 2012 with destination Erevan using A319/320s or Superjet 100s.
Low demand is the reason of why Wizz as from April 11 will cease the route.
As from May 14 2012 six weekly flights with 78 seater DHC8Q/400s will fly the route Vienna-Florence. Flights are not suitable on saturdays.
24 will be the number of destinations selected by Volotea in summer 2012 in departures from her first home base Venice. They are Rhodes, Kos, Thira, Mykonos, Reggio Calabria, Alghero, Heraklion, Kerkyra, Split, Lampedusa. New services also from Cagliari to Ancona, Brindisi, Palermo to Ancona, Trieste, Pescara, Bordeaux, Genoa, Olbia.
In the point of view of Assaero chairman Lupo Rattazzi that leads also Neos is the ban to clear from Italian DOT traffic rights to Emirates and Singapore for full opensky on services from Italy to US.
Almost two F70s are deployed on a pair of very short domestic routes of Alitalia by June 1 2012. These jets are leased from Carpatair and will fly the Ancona/Pisa to Rome FCO. These talks are very long infact first partner involved was Air Corsica and than TAROM, now is Carpatair to be the carrier selected for contracting jets.
Its Wikifly the name of a new leisure carrier based at Catania that planes to serve several destinations in the short and medium range with 4 B737/400s. Gio.Im with 85% and Ancv with 10%
are the main owneship shareholders.Gio.Im is in the hands of Antonino Giordano, appointed as Chairman of Wikifly. .HQ is at Rome Fiumicino and first jet is a former Olympic Airways B737/400s in the colors of Wikifly as from April 2'012. Wikifly intends to go in the market of tour operators to France, Spain, Greece, Croatia, Bosnia, Turkey and Northern Africa and Middle East Wikifly intends to creat a web platform where end users can leave feed backs about flight experiences with. Airline business plan start up is planned to ends on Dec 2012 with new commercial plans on the network.
Twice weekly non stop is planned the new route Bergamo-Hong Kong operated by AeroLogic B777/200Fs on thursdays and sundays on behalf for courierg operator DHL. The first flight is scheduled on Apr 19 2012.
First revenue flight for new Livingston is planned on next coming March 31 2012 with a weekly charter flight on Milan Mxp-Marsa Alam. In the meantime the airline has contracted several multi weekly charter rotations mostly from Milan Mxp and Bergamo to Mostar on behalf for Rusconi Viaggi. Flights are usually on mondays and firdays but time to time in the mid week. Additional new Italian gateways are planned to be scheduled on spot rule in the season.
No future interests in Polish market by Air Italy that has ceased the airline branch.
Weekly is the Rimini-Copenaghen downgraded from 2xweek operated in S11. Twice weekly on Pisa-Moscow but no flights on Pisa-St. Petersburg. Route Rimini-St. Petersbuerg is promoted from weekly to 2xweek.
Twice weekly insummer 2012 is the route Rimini-Kiev increased from the current weekly schedule. Rotations are on tuesdays and thursdays.
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