Captain Sandro Allori (left) and First Officer Gaerec Tiscali (right) celebrate with Alitalia Station Manager Giulia Sermoni (centre) in the cockpit of the Air One A320 which was used for the first flight from Palermo to Munich – let’s hope there was nothing but strong black coffee in those beer mugs!
- Air One has commenced three new services this week. On 13 June it began twice-weekly flights (Tuesdays and Fridays) from Palermo (PMO) to Munich (MUC) with 180-seat A320s. Lufthansa also offers the city pair four times weekly. Starting on 14 June, and planned to operate until 28 September, the carrier began thrice-weekly services from Venice Marco Polo (VCE) to Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO), again flown by the airline's A320s. Aeroflot also flies the 2,100-kilometre route double-daily. Finally, launched on 15 June, the airline linked Catania (CTA) with Krasnodar (KRR) in Russia, offering flights every 10 or 11 days (alternating each week). The 2,190-kilometre sector, again flown by A320s, will face no direct competition and will operate until 9 October.