Aviation Partners Worldwide (APW) announced today that its regional airline
subsidiary National Jet Italia (NJI) is suspending two of its routes and
grounding two aircraft as a result of the events of 11 September.
indicates that further moves at the British Airways-franchised carrier are
a statement the company says: “The board of APW are considering all the
implications of the current exceptional situation for the structure, financing
and operations of the group, and a further announcement will be made as soon as
is suspending routes from its base at Rome Fiumicino Leonardo Da Vinci airport
to Nice and Athens as well as grounding its two Boeing 737-400s.
Italian regional will also suspend its services to Milan Linate but says that
that move is not connected to the current market downturn but was likely anyway
because of its poor slot times at the airport. It is still looking for better
is also revising its long-term expansion plans and says it will concentrate on
the Italian market.
airline also operates from Rome to Palermo and Catania and plans to start a
thrice-daily service to Genoa and Verona. Besides the narrowbodies the airline
operate a fleet of four British Aerospace BAe 146-300s, which it owns.
closed the deal to acquire NJI in August this year, buying the 80.4% held by
Netherlands-based investment company Magitbay Holdings and BAE Systems’ 19.65%.
NJI began operations last year founded by entrepreneur Warren Seymour who
successfully launched National Jet Systems of Australia.