News Listings for Blue Panorama Airlines

  • Conviasa cancels long haul flights amid currency crisis

    News | 30 Jul 2014 22:19 | Rainer Uphoff

    ​Venezuela's state owned airline Conviasa has cancelled indefinitely its flights to Madrid and Buenos Aires after Italy's Blue Panorama Airlines terminated its Boeing 767-300 wet lease contract, reportedly over unpaid bills.
  • ANALYSIS: Italian airline consolidation enters end-game

    News | 02 Feb 2012 15:53 | Graham Dunn

    Alitalia's planned acquisition of local carriers Wind Jet and Blue Panorama, together with Meridiana Fly's previously announced merger with Air Italy, caps...
  • European tour operators and smaller leisure carriers battle for seats

    News | 24 Sep 2008 16:00 | Günter Endres

    The euphoria of last year's ­consolidation of the European charter market with the Thomas Cook/MyTravel, TUI/First Choice and Air Berlin/LTU link-ups has...
  • Low cost invasion

    News | 08 Nov 2005 00:00

    Commercial aviation in Italy faces major upheaval as the country’s flag-carrier struggles to cope with rapid changes in air travel. Can debt-ridden Alitalia survive?
  • Europeans sign up for 7E7

    News | 13 Jul 2004 00:00

    <p>The Boeing 7E7 has taken its first European Airbus A330 scalps as two of the region's leisure airlines commit to the all-new twinjet. Meanwhile, the manufacturer has slipped the entry-into-service target for the stretch version by two years, to 2012.</p> <p>UK charter airline First Choice Airways has taken commitments for six 7E7-8s, plus three options, while Italian leisure airline Blue Panorama Airlines has committed to four 7E7-8s. Deliveries to both airlines will begin in February 2009, and Boeing says the total firm element of the deals is valued at $1.2 billion. Neither engine selection has been finalised.</p> <p>First Choice Airways managing director Chris Browne says its 7E7s will seat around 270 passengers (two-class) and will be acquired on operating leases to replace 767-300ERs. The airline, which operates a mix of Airbus and Boeing aircraft, also evaluated the Airbus A330, but the 7E7 was chosen as &quot;there is no other aircraft out there to touch it&quot;, says Brow
  • P180 arrives at Blue Panorama

    News | 29 Jun 2004 00:00

    <p>Italy's Blue Panorama Airlines has taken delivery of the first of two Piaggio P180 Avanti twin-pusher turboprops for its business aircraft subsidiary Executive Blue. The second aircraft is set for delivery next month. Executive Blue is targeting the VIP aircraft at European high-end business and leisure markets and plans ad hoc and block charter packages. The aircraft will be based at Rome Ciampino.</p>