Tag: Italy

Qatar Airways and Air Italy Announce Codeshare

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qatar Airways is pleased to announce a new codeshare agreement with Air Italy, starting 24 April. The new agreement provides codeshares on Air Italy’s routes between Milan-Malpensa Airport and six domestic cities across Italy, including Catania (CTA), Rome (FCO), Naples (NAP), Olbia (OLB), Palermo (PMO) and Calabria (SUF). The agreement also consists of Air Italy’s […]

Newly Branded Air Italy Aims to Become Italy’s Premier Airline

Reading Time: 3 minutes Meridiana, Italy’s long established privately owned airline, has announced an exciting new phase of growth and development with its new identity as Air Italy. Qatar Airways previously strengthened its commitment to Italy in 2017 with the acquisition of 49 per cent of AQA Holding, the new parent company of Air Italy, while the previous sole […]

Ryanair Eyes Up 90 Alitalia Planes And Their Routes

Reading Time: 1 minute Ryanair’s Chief Executive, Michael O’Leary, announced on Thursday, August 31, that the low-cost carrier intends to bid for 90 of Alitalia’s planes and associated routes. Although it has indicated that it intends to operate the planes with existing cabin crew and staff, some redundancies and aircraft lease restructuring will likely be required. Alitalia has been […]

Alitalia CEO Confirms 2,000 Jobs to Go

Reading Time: 2 minutes Alitalia CEO Cramer Ball has confirmed that 2,000 jobs are to be cut, representing 51% of the airline’s office staff and 20% of nonflying operational roles, under a recently announced restructuring strategy. Ball said the cuts were “painful but necessary,” forming part of Alitalia’s plan to trim costs by €1 billion ($1.1 billion) by 2019. […]

Successful First Flight for the New Aermacchi M-345

Reading Time: 1 minute The prototype of the new Aermacchi M-345HET (High Efficiency Trainer) two-seat basic jet trainer has successfully completed its first flight from Venegono Superiore airfield (Varese, Italy) on December 29. The aircraft was flown by Quirino Bucci and Giacomo Iannelli from Leonardo Aircraft Division. Quirino Bucci, Project Test Pilot Trainers of Leonardo Aircraft Division, expressed great […]

DHL Boeing 737 Crashed After Overshooting Bergamo Airport Runway

Reading Time: 1 minute The cargo plane, a Boeing 737 belonging to DHL couriers, crashed after landing in apparent bad weather. A cargo plane has overshot the runway at Bergamo’s Orio al Serio international airport and crashed into a road. The airport in Italy’s Lombardy region was temporarily closed after the incident which happened at 4am Friday morning. Dramatic pictures […]

Tecnam P2012 Traveller Rolls Out

Reading Time: 2 minutes Successful roll-out of the first TECNAM P2012 Traveller from its Experimental Assembly Line (XAL) in Capua (Italy). The Tecnam Flight Crew powered up the P2012’s pair of Lycoming TEO-540-C1A engines for a successful and smooth taxi onto the Capua ramp. In the cockpit of P2012 (serial number 001) were Tecnam Managing Director, Paolo Pascale and Lorenzo […]