Articles Tagged ‘Meridiana’

Meridiana adds new routes from Olbia and Lampedusa

Meridiana adds new routes from Olbia and Lampedusa

Meridiana connects Olbia Airport with both Tel Aviv Airport and Kiev Borispol Airport; commences services from Lampedusa Airport to Verona Airport.

Meridiana fly and Air Italy complete merger, as Meridiana turns 50 under new CEO; combined fleet shrinks for S13

Meridiana fly and Air Italy complete merger, as Meridiana turns 50 under new CEO; combined fleet shrinks for S13

Sardinia-based Meridiana has had an eventful last few years with mergers, consolidation, rivals going bust and issues regarding its operating licence. Now though, the carrier appears to be back on track, under new management, with a big presence in Sardinia and Sicily, and some new international routes.

Meridiana launches seasonal flights from Olbia to Nice

Meridiana launches seasonal flights from Olbia to Nice

Meridiana inaugurates five-weekly services from Olbia Airport to Nice Airport.


Alitalia has over half of domestic market but Ryanair is twice as big on international routes; easyJet #1 at Milan Malpensa

Alitalia has over half of domestic market but Ryanair is twice as big on international routes; easyJet #1 at Milan Malpensa

The ‘new’ Alitalia may be a major force on domestic routes but it has less than 15% of international seat capacity. Which airlines are strong at which airports and which are the leading country markets? How many international routes does Alitalia now operate?

New routes launched during the last week<br/> (Tuesday 27 April - Monday 3 May):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 27 April – Monday 3 May):

A staggering 118 new routes in 46 of the world’s countries have been launched in the last week. We have all the information about them, along with pictures of the cakes and celebrations. Read about the routes launched to and from 26 European countries, Australia, Bermuda, Canada, China, Egypt, Hong Kong, Israel, India, Japan, Kuwait, […]

New routes launched during the last week (Tuesday 30 March - Monday 5 April):

New routes launched during the last week (Tuesday 30 March – Monday 5 April):

You know what? It wasn’t all Ryanair this week. We also have great coverage from Qatar Airways’ two route launches, Avianova’s new operations from Sheremetyevo, easyJet and Norwegian in Malta, Meridiana in Helsinki and much, much more.


Italy: Alitalia still dominant on domestic routes; 3rd behind Ryanair/easyJet on intl/EU

Article ThumbAlitalia recently reported some traffic and financial results for the first half of 2009. But what are its network strengths and weaknesses? Which are the leading country markets from Italy and which airports are growing in 2009?

Bologna opens door for Ryanair to become leading carrier in 2009

Article Thumbnail: Airport AnalysisNo airline carried more than 20% of Bologna’s passengers in 2007 with Meridiana the leading airline. Some LCCs like easyJet and Vueling have abandoned the airport but Ryanair started six routes in October and plans to add 11 more next spring. Which other airlines have a significant presence?

Sardinia to get major boost in 2009 with two new Ryanair bases; Meridiana and Air One under pressure

Article Thumbnail: Base AnalysisRyanair is going to base three aircraft in Sardinia next spring. What share does it currently have at each of the three main airports and who are its biggest competitors? What presence does Alitalia have on the island?


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?