On friday 12th 2013, just one year ago Volotea commenced to fly to Palermo with its first rotation. Today, twelve months later Volotea aligns 5 B717s and serve 23 destinations. Over 325000 passengers were carried until now. With 14 jets of this type in service Volotea plans to add 3 up to 5 planes each year in the next twos. They serve 14 routes and 50 gateways, of which 19 in Italy. Carrier police is to void to fly from biggest hubs such as Frankfurt, Madrid, Milan or Rome. No changes in the company stake composition. In the next future Volotea from Venice plans to fly 3770 flights and 471000 seats are offered in the market with ;35%.
HiFly A330s CS-TFZ hav terminated to fly with New Livingston. Future planes to add proper A330s at this time are postponed.
New daily across Atlantic service with Emirates from Milan Malpensa to New York JFK as from Oct 1st 2013 with B777/300ERs in triple class. New fourth daily from Dubai to Milan Mxp. The routing operated by Emirates is Dubai-Milan Mxp-New York and viceversa. The flight to the Bigg Apple will leave Milan at 5pm with landing at 8pm and take ioff back at 10pm with landing at 12:25pm.
Emirates will increase the presence at Milan Malpensa with the offer of five daily flights, four to Dubai and once a day to New York. The investment is important after the opening had last month of a new lounge at pier C with about 1000sqm available and the option for a straight in boarding from the lounge for First Calss, Business Class and SkyWard leading members.
Weekly on sundays from Apr 7 2013 is the new charter chain from Malmoe Sturup to Bologna with 112 seater Avro RJ100s operated on behalf for a Swedish bus operator which offer full package bus tours in selected themes in Italy from wine tasting, art cities, ect.
Malmoe-Bologna-Malmoe TF774/5 16:15-17:15 Avro RJ100
AirOne will cease these routes shortly
Milan Malpensa-Naples by june 1 2013, now operated twice a day
Milan Malpensa-Prague with last flight operated on May 31 2013 and today weekly schedule is 4xweek
Milan Malpensa-Palma de Mallorca planned seasonal from June to September is now disappeared
In past winter timetable 2012/13 they were increased from 2xweek to thrice a week. By May 2013 the schedule is increased to 5xweek.
00:10-01:20 3O 2466 tuesdays until 30/4
11-15-12:25 3O 2466 saturdays until 27/4
20:40-21:50 3O 2466 wednesdays until 24/4
01:00-03:10 3O 2466 daily except fridays and sundays from 2/5
18:25-23:20 3O 2465 mondays until 30/4
05:30-10:25 3O 2465 saturdays until 27/4
14:55-19:50 3O 2465 wednesdays until 24/4
20:15-00:10 3O 2465 daily except thursdays and saturdays from 1/5
On past March 29th 2013 Wizzair.com has operated the last flight to Forlì from Cluj. The agreement signed between Forlì airport management and the airline to close the partnership has forced the airline to plan the network from Bologna.
By March 31st 2013 they has started to fly from Timisoara and Cluj to Bologna, April 1st from Sofia and by April 2nd from Bucarest. New route planned is also Tirgu Mures from May 13th 2013.
Bologna to Cluj is on mo/we/th/fr/su until May 11th 2013 when the weekly rotations are modified to mo/tu/th/fr/sa
Bologna to Bucuresti is on tu/th/sa until May 11th 2013 and than upgraded to 5xweek with same days of operations on services to Cluj
Bologna to Sofia is twice a week on mondays/fridays
Bologna to Timisoara is twice a week on wednesdays and sundays
Bologna to Tirgu Mures is planned by May 13th 2013 on mondays and fridays.
As from May 27 2013 will open the new routes:
Rome FCO-Bacau on mo/we/fr
Bergamo-Bacau on tu/th/su
All thesse flights with B737/300s.
A new destination operated by Jetairfly.com is available from Bologna. Its the Bologna-Marrakech scheduled weekly on wednesdays as from May 22nd 2013
1835 2055 wednesdays
1325 1740 wednesdays
In the peak season between June and October Jetairfly.com is back to Italy with two routes previously already served. They are Bologna and Milan Mxp to Casablanca, Both twice weekly:
Bologna-Casablanca 19/6 - 18/10
0240 0500 wednesdays
0335 0555 friday
2110 0120+1 tuesdays
2215 0225+1 thursdays
Milan Malpensa-Casablanca 18/6-8/10
1055 1305 tuesdays
0355 0605 thrusdays
0600 0955 tuesdays
2200 0205+1 wednesdays
Twice weekly on tuesdays and saturdays is the new route Barcelona-Olbia available from June 14 2013.
As from July 16 2013 Carpatair will resume the route Chisinau-Bergamo on tu/th/sa
With effect June 14th 2013 Trawelfly will open new flights from Turin to Crotone-
The joint convention of the two players make a team against the arrival of low-cost carrier easyJet.com to Sharm el Sheikh. Swantour chairman, Georges Adly Zaki: "We have presented the problem to the Egypt Minister of Tourism." The Blue Panorama #1 men Franco Pecci, open to possible future scenarios: "We also provide the operating weekly with Blu-Express"
Unity is strength. This is the motto of the convention jointly organized by Swantour and Blue Panorama at Laguna Vista Swan Club Sharm el Sheikh.
To make it even more united in the relationship between the two players was the landing of the "bogeyman" easyJet destination on the Egyptian market, which could go to take over market shares to the carrier airline and the charter tour operator, under the agreement signed with Booking . com. "Where easyJet positions itself hurts - that the impact comment left by Blue Panorama chairman, Franco Pecci -. In the future we may also think of imagining to fly two or three flights a week with our low cost arm Blu-Express.com programming weekly departures but always in cooperation with tour operators, thereby giving more flexibility to the passenger who will stay three or four nights. One thing is certain: we will do our best to counter this new onslaught of easyJet. "
On the same line is Georges Adly Zaki, Swan Tour chairman, who claims to have reported the "problem" to the Egypt Minister of Tourism: "Opening up this type of destination can become a big problem, although I do not think you can have great impact in the short term. But I think that, if the British tourist the flight could be an alternative for the Italian traveler to start with a low cost without a package on a Middle Eastern country becomes a bit more complicated. In the long run, though - admits the number one tour operator - could create some problems for operators. "
Livingston presents the new summer 2013 and the news about the future for Livingston. Riccardo Toto release the opening of new base at Rome Fiumicino, tickets on-line sale for scheduled flights and personalization services, flights operated with 306 seater Airbus A330 (18 Business Class, 288 Basic class - including 14 in Comfort Seat) and Airbus A320 with 180 seats (single class).
Ten months after the start up of flight operations, the new Italian carrier led by Riccardo Toto, made 8,900 flying hours of flight, carried more than 353,000 passengers, reached 90 destinations and is partner of 30 Italian and foreign tour operators. The load-factor is equal to 90% for long-haul flights and 95% for flights on medium range. The value of production amounted to 62 million euro and turnover flights amounted to 58.2 million euro. To date, the workforce is 245 resources, of which 80% is made up of employees of the old Livingston recalled from layoff.
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