Articles Tagged ‘Italian airlines’

MyAir’s suspension bad news for Italian airports and Bucharest Baneasa

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisItalian has become the first low-cost casualty of 2009 as Italian authorities suspended its licence. How many airports did it serve across Europe and which will see the biggest drop in flights?

blu-express ventures into Greece and Spain; only Nice survives from airline’s first season

Article Thumbnail: Airline Analysisblu-express is probably one of Europe’s lesser-known LCCs as it has primarily focused on Italian domestic routes. But which international routes did it once serve and where is it off to this summer?

Wind Jet still focused on Sicily but new Bologna Forli base will soon have 20 routes including first UK destination

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisCatania-based Wind Jet has been going for more than five years now with a dozen Airbus’. Which are its busiest airports and which non-Italian destinations has it recently added to its network?

Venice now #1 base for MyAir; also big in Bari, Bergamo and Bucharest

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisItalian LCC MyAir has struggled to develop a coherent network strategy since it launched four years ago. Many routes have been started and stopped again after short periods. What are its current strengths and what aircraft does it have at its disposal? A base at little-used Foggia is an interesting recent development.

Lufthansa Italia at Milan Malpensa: 1st-ever ‘legacy’ base starts eight new routes

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryLufthansa Italia launches at Milan Malpensa. The launch of services from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona and Paris represents the first time a European flag carrier has embraced the opportunity presented by European liberalisation and set up an overseas base. Which further routes will be launched over the next two months? Click here for more.

Alitalia re-born with smaller network; drops six EU capitals among 30 cities no longer served; now controls over 50% of domestic capacity

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryAlitalia started life as a private company this week with a considerably smaller network than a year ago, despite merging with Air One. Which EU capital cities are among 30 destinations no longer served and how dominant will it be in the domestic market?

Air One number two (and growing) in Italian domestic market; international routes being cut back for winter

Article Thumbnail: Base analysisAir One grew by over 20% in 2007 and plans to grow again this winter even though its longer-term future is far from clear as it gets ready for possible merger/integration with Alitalia. What market share does it have at key Italian airports?

Alitalia’s rivals ready to pounce at Rome; easyJet and Air One already exploiting opportunities at Malpensa

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryWhat might happen in Rome if Alitalia were to collapse? What can we learn from what has happened at Malpensa since Alitalia axed 70% of flights in April? Which airlines stand to gain most if Alitalia were to disappear?

Lufthansa-owned Air Dolomiti focused on feeding MUC hub; new Malpensa base planned for 2009

Thumb: Base Analysis Air DolomitiAir Dolomiti’s fleet of 19 regional aircraft is used primarily to connect Italian airports with Lufthansa’s Munich hub. But the airline also operates some other flights. The 146s will be replaced by Embraer 195s which may also appear at a new MXP base.

Sardinian bases help make Meridiana Italy’s #3 airline; international routes focussed on Florence

Image:Sardinian bases help MeridianaBeginning life as Alisarda in the early 1960s, this Aga Khan funded airline carried 4.6m passengers in 2007 on 22 aircraft (mostly MD80 series). International routes are only 15% of the network. Three routes account for 25% of its capacity. Which ones?

MyAir develops mix-and-match policy with A320s and CRJ900s

Base Analysis: MyAir at Venice Marco PoloItalian LCC MyAir started operating CRJ900s this summer to complement its existing A320 fleet. We take a closer look at its operations from its second biggest base at Venice. What are its key markets and which domestic routes is it starting this winter despite serious competition from two other carriers?

Volareweb: Europe’s forgotten LCC

Article Thumbnail: Base AnalysisVolareweb at Milan Linate. Only three years ago Volareweb was Europe’s third largest LCC with 18 aircraft and 71 routes. Then it all went wrong. It relaunched in June 2005 with four aircraft and since then the airline has been in limbo as its future is debated in the courts. Alitalia wanted to buy it but AirOne objected. What routes does it operate and what does the future hold?