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Flyniki removed new flight Catania-Vienna from booking engine

Its appeared only for several week the new flight Vienna-Catania planned to be operated weekly in summer 2013 and now not suitable for booking.

British Airways continues code share with Meridiana fly

Code share on Meridiana fly flights on Florence-London LGW continues.

Germanwings adds Lamezia-Hannover in summer 2013

New weekly flight on saturdays with A319s on Lamezia-Hannover with start up with summer 2013 schedule.

Alitalia cease route Turin-Alghero

Last flight is scheduled on Oct. 27 2012.

Blue Panorama phase out B757s

On past Sept 14 2012 Blue Panorama has returned to the lessor the two B747/231s in fleet from some years. EI-DKL was ferried as BPA9003, EI-DNA as BPA9002. In the last month one of them was used mostly for ACMI with different carriers.


Carpatair ends Verona-Timisoara

Verona-Timisoara is ceased after Sept 22 2012 and the airline will modify schedule structure. Shortly by Oct 1 2012, operations from Italy are commenced in the morning from Italy with night stopping here. Airports involved are Bergamo, Ancona, Bari, Rome, Florence, Bologna, Venice.

Air Berlin starts seasonal Cagliari-Zurich

Air Berlin will open seasonal on mondays and fridays the new route Zurich-Cagliari by April 2013 until Oct 30.

British Airways end relations with Meridiana fly

Winter timetable 2012/13 will see the end of agreemnts for code sharing on Florence-London LGW operated by Meridiana fly A319s.


Iberia reduce to Bologna and Turin

Madrid to Bologna/Turin services operated by Air Nostrum are reduced by next winter timetable.

Bologna-Madrid will downsize from 20xweek to 14xweek. 

Turin-Madrid will go down from 18xweek to 10xweek

Barcelona-Bologna is operated with an Air Niostrum CRJ900s based at Madrid in the evening with origin Bologna and back later from Bologna before night stopping.

Windjet owner want to resume the airline

On last friday afternoon in a meeting with Ministry of Transports, Windjet owner Nino Pulvirenti released the inention to resume flights with a newco by Dec 5 2012 when Catania is back in operations after runway rework terminates.

Four jets,undisclosed is the type and further four by 2013 is the fleet planned to use on the new operations. 

The ownership is shared between Pulvirenti with 60%, the rest uin the hands of a bigger food hypermarket brand and a small participation in the hands of the Sicily region development company.

Sri Lankan reduces service to Rome

In the low season along the winter services from Rome to Colombo are reduced to 2xweek from current 3xweek.

AirOne quits 4 routes from Milan Mxp

Bari, Brindisi and Palermo are planned to be quit shortly and London Gatwick service as well. They has not met expected loads results.

Air France reduce to Italy

Turin will have a non stop services to Paris reduced from 32xweek to 26xweek. Pisa is with one flight a day less than this summer. All with effect summer 2013.

Transavia launch 3 new services to Eindhoven

Bologna, Naples and Treviso will have non stop flights by April 2013 with departure from Eindhoven.

Bologna is 3xweek on tu/th/su,

Naples is 4xweek.

Ethiopian lands first 787s to Rome

In the evening of monday Sept 17 2012 first B787s is landed at Rome FCO with Ethiopian c/s in incoming from Addis Ababa to London LHR. Shortly is regular on usual fuel stop on the way to Washington IAD. Milan Mxp received first B787s visit again odf Ethiopian during past week. 

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