September 2012 - Posts
A new addition is this flight from Rome to Hassi Messaud with B737/800s every fridays as from past Sept 28 2012
With newest network changes applied today with launch of the new daily route Verona-London LGW, a reduction is applied on the same destination from Florence from today twice a day to daily. No early bird from Florence is available as from Oct 12 2012. Florence was downsized last year after the landing of new management leadby Giuseppe Gentile.
Riccardo Toto, currently New Livingston CEO announced to Nofrills trade travel expo the soon landing of first A330/200s in coming December and by February the sixth A320s is planned to beb based at Rome FCO. Cuirrently they has three A320s based at Milan Mxp, and once to Verona and Rimini.
The first A330!200 will fly to Mauritius and probably to new dest8inations in joint venture with travel tour operators.
Ryanair decision to stop flights to Verona, imediately Meridiana fly fill the gap with a daily service to London Gatwick with an early bird from Verona with return in the evening and operated with double class A319s by Oct 12 2012. Just only one day later the last flight operated by Ryanair to Stansted. On this flight rumors reports the code share is applied by British Airways.
New daily route to Palermo is planned by the same day, again just 24 hrs from Ryanair quit flights on the same route.
Recently Meridiana fly ceased the route to Palermo due to the obvious strong competition operated by Ryanair.
In the last days the parties has exchanged a series of press releases concerning the co-marketing actions granted by the old management of Verona airport managing company that recently has replaced managing director. Verona airport closed FY2011 with a 26,6 million € net losses.
Ryanair very short to the date has decided to drop all services to Verona with effect October 12 2012.
All services from UK to Milan Malpensa are ceased with effect Nov 4 2012. Monarch continues to fly to Rome FCO, Venice and Verona with all year round schedules.
On past Sept 4th 2012 is terminated the short term ACMI lease of A330/200s I-EEZM to Air Algerie.
Every sundays New Livingston will land on the long range leisure market with a weekly rotation every sundays from Milan Mxp to Mauritius flying with A330s. An additional weekly flight is planned on wednesdays to the destination. The pool of tour operators encloses Hotelplan Italy.
Positively is commented the summer 2012 season with over 4200 flying hours until Aug 31 2012 , carrying more than 200000 passengers to 66 gateways partner of 20 travel tour companies, italian and abroad.
Gennady Bochamikov, Aeroflot Italy's sales manager affirm that in 2013 the recently opened Bologna daily route to Moscow will have a potential increase of weekly flights. In first 14 days of operations Aeroflot has carried 2800 passengers with a 70% load factor and an important business traffic discovered in connectivity at Sheremetyevo airport to and from the Far East Asia.
Today Aeroflot was forced to increase flight capacity changing the 140 seater A320s with 178 seater A321s and on next 29 of September with 218 seater B767/300ER. This is not a spot flight but just in case needs occur Aeroflot is ready to change flight equipment with A321s, B767s or as well with IL96/300s, A330s if demand is required.
Checking the web page www.volawindjet.it a new color scheme livery has been designed for tne new chapter of the airline. Nino Pulvirenti, founder of Livingston several days ago went to the Minister of Transport Passera in order to show a new business plan for resuming flights with 4 jets by Dec 5 2012 when Catania is open newly after one month of runway resurface. Further 4 jets are planned in 2013. Domestic flights is the target to the new venture with 60% of shares in the hands of Nino Pulvirenti, 35% by a hypermarket company and 5% with Sicily egional development company.
In the past days the investigation on the financial crack of Livingston has been closed with 12 people investigated, all the board of the last chapter of the airline in the hands of film producer Massimo Ferrero. Searches conducted by custom police (Guardia di Finanza) in September 2011 directed by the attornery Pasquale Addesso they has rebuilt the abnormal money flows from Livingston to other companies, especially towards partly to Massimo Ferrero companies.
Currently investigated also the Colombo's Bros of Viaggi del Ventaglio tour ooperator currently out of business for the buy and sell of the airlineas compensation of debts that the tour operator had with the airline, about 44 million €. Now the notification of the conclusion of the investigation has been forwarded to the lawyers of the suspects who avaranno 20 days in which to submit additional documentation before the decision of the investigating judge on trial. Meanwhile, the airline has to fly back with a new property, since March.
Cyprus Airways stop all flights to Milan Malpensa with winter timetable 2012/13 and plans to resume by next summer. The Cyprus flag carrier continues to serve three times a week Rome FCO.
Five weekly flights are available on Palermo-Stuttgart in summer 2013 schedule with new flight on thursdays.
Blue Panorama discontinue to serve Seychelles due to low profitability on the route with competition today in the market against daily services operated by Emirates, Etihad and Qatar. Once a week flight was operated with less than half of the seating offer allotted to tour operators. Route was Milan Mxp-Rome FCO-Mahe.
Three times a week is the new schedule proposed in the next season winter schedule 2013 by Tunisair on Naples-Tunis service operated by subsidiary Tunisair Express. Weefly flights are on mondays, wednesdays, fridays.
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