|Flashback…..Venice becomes MyAir’s Number 1 base…..
Today…. Venice has lost its 70 weekly departures
The decision last week by Italian authorities (ENAC) to suspend the operating licence of MyAir will be bad news for a number of airports. According to OAG schedule data the airline was expecting to operate almost 50 routes involving some 30 airports across Europe, including 16 in Italy. Anna.aero examined the airline’s network (link to airline story of 13 Mar 09) back in March but since then there had been a number of developments. With its fleet of three 180-seat A320s and four 90-seat CRJ900s the airline’s busiest airports this summer were expected to be Venice (70 weekly departures), Milan Bergamo (45), Bari (44) and Bucharest Baneasa (30).
Six airports will lose at least 10% of their flights
While MyAir’s presence will barely be missed at many airports (at 14 of its 30 airports it operated less than one flight per day) at other airports its apparent demise will be a significant blow. Ranking MyAir’s airports by the proportion of flights at the airport that MyAir was responsible for reveals that at six airports MyAir was responsible for at least 10% of all scheduled flights this summer.
|Source: Derived from OAG Max Online data for w/c 27 July 2009|
|Anyone enjoying a beach holiday thanks to a MyAir flight might get a nasty shock when it comes time to return home. The airline’s operations were suspended last week.|
Five of the six airports are in Italy with the other being Bucharest Baneasa in Romania which was served by MyAir from no less than six Italian airports; Bari, Catania, Milan Bergamo, Naples, Rimini and Venice.
From Foggia airport MyAir operated to five destinations. Milan Malpensa was served twice-daily while Milan Bergamo, Palermo and Turin were each served with four weekly flights and Geneva weekly. Foggia’s only other scheduled services are with Alidaunia to Isole Tremeti (TQR) using seven-seat Agusta A109 helicopters.
Darwin Airlines have stepped in to offer replacement flights from Foggia to Milan Malpensa, Palermo and Turin. I think they may have been operating these flight on behalf of MyAir originally.