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AZ Receives Its First New A320  
User currently offlineJanmnastami From Italy, joined Apr 2008, 828 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6416 times:

Alitalia has received today its first new A320.

"This is the first of 80 new aircrafts that we will put in service by 2011", Colaninno said. There will be some changes on the LIN-FCO: dedicated gates, speedier boarding and car pickup service with competitive prices.

AZ and AF are also considering the opportunity of basing a plane in MXP for cargo flights and they're examining new routes (Miami, Shangai and Buenos Aires) out of MXP.

AZ should return to profitability within three years; the shuttle service between Milan and Rome represents the 10% of the revenues of AZ.

This new service will be in direct competition with high speed trains: the Frecciarossa train takes 3 hours and 30 minutes (3 hours by the end of 2009 and about 2 hours and 30 minutes by 2013).

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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8524 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6393 times:
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A bit of a misleading title, their previous A320's were also new build machines.


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User currently offlineJanmnastami From Italy, joined Apr 2008, 828 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6319 times:



Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 1):
A bit of a misleading title, their previous A320's were also new build machines.

It was the old AZ, it has gone bakrupt.


User currently offlineN471WN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1526 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6305 times:
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Same terrible airline---fly it at your own risk

User currently offlineFlyyul From Italy, joined Jun 2000, 4976 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6141 times:

New routes out of MXP? Let's talk to Air One how they enjoyed their 30% LF to BOS and ORD with no feed or no hub presence...the Milan market is not as big as one would have hoped  Wink

At the end of the day, it's up to Lombardia and the Milanese to get their act together and reduce LIN to the shuttle...otherwise we wont see those elusive "new routes" unless its merely to stick it to Lufthansa.


User currently offlineSmi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1529 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6078 times:

Forgive me, I am not familiar with the whole new AZ (wasn't familiar with the old AZ either really now) I believe they have now been bought over (or merged with AP), is there a time line available for the integrations activities? ie; Change of AP branding to AZ, Change of on board services to the new ones, uniform changes, new routes, New delivaries of aircraft?

I believe route alignment already occur ed as of Jan 13, are we still likely to see changes to the aircraft, to further suite the network or has that been competed already?
Where does AP operate their A330s to?


User currently offline797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1894 posts, RR: 27
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5904 times:

Wondeful news!

I wish there was a better picture of that baby!

Now, those are the interiors of AirOne planes, does this mean all the deliveries will come like this? With the PTVs installed as well?

Quoting Smi0006 (Reply 5):
Forgive me, I am not familiar with the whole new AZ (wasn't familiar with the old AZ either really now) I believe they have now been bought over (or merged with AP), is there a time line available for the integrations activities? ie; Change of AP branding to AZ, Change of on board services to the new ones, uniform changes, new routes, New delivaries of aircraft?

Alitalia went bankrupt and a group of 16 businessmen bought the part of AZ that didn't have any debt (the bad AZ was taken by the government).

Consequently, they own a brand new airline, with a new Corporate Name (CAI) and a new administration. They still have the same personnel, but all the ridiculous debt and disastrous management is now gone, so in theory, AZ is a new airline with loads of planes.

When are the A330s going to come? Any news?

Grazie per la bella notizia



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User currently offlineJanmnastami From Italy, joined Apr 2008, 828 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5876 times:



Quoting 797 (Reply 6):
Now, those are the interiors of AirOne planes, does this mean all the deliveries will come like this? With the PTVs installed as well?

Exactly, all the new A320s will have PTVs (AP's ones already have it).

Quoting 797 (Reply 6):
When are the A330s going to come? Any news?

According to the Italian forum AviazioneCivile, this could be a reasonable schedule:

April: 2 A320s
May: 1 A320s
June: 2 A320s
July: 1 A320s
August: 2 A320s
November: 3 A320s
January 2010: 2 A320s

The first A330 should be delivered by the end of the year (but this is just a rumour).

Italian only: http://www.aviazionecivile.com/vb/showthread.php?t=95192 (thanks to Kenyaprince).


User currently offlineJanmnastami From Italy, joined Apr 2008, 828 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5854 times:

This is a photo of the new A320 found on A.net:


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User currently offline797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1894 posts, RR: 27
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5828 times:



Quoting Janmnastami (Reply 8):
This is a photo of the new A320 found on A.net:

I've noticed the registration is EI-DTB. Are these leased or owned by CAI?



Flying isn't dangerous. Crashing is what's dangerous!
User currently offlineJanmnastami From Italy, joined Apr 2008, 828 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5794 times:



Quoting 797 (Reply 9):
I've noticed the registration is EI-DTB. Are these leased or owned by CAI?

All the new planes will be bought by the Irish leasing companies of Mr. Toto (the previous owner of AP and actual shareholder of AZ) and leased to AZ.


User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5615 times:

I'm really confused about AZ. One minute closing down with bankruptcy and poor staff and management and now here it is with shedloads of brand new planes coming in.

What on earth is going on?


User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 12, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5611 times:



Quoting Janmnastami (Reply 8):

I have to say - that is one absolutely stunning looking 'Bus.

Best livery ever on an A320? It gets my vote. Gorgeous.



What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlineSmi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1529 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5504 times:



Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 12):
I have to say - that is one absolutely stunning looking 'Bus.

Yeah I have to agree looks like modern fresh take on the AZ scheme can't wait to see it on the A330s!

How are they going with their repaint by the way?


User currently offlineAlianza From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4898 times:



Quoting Janmnastami (Thread starter):
AZ and AF are also considering the opportunity of basing a plane in MXP for cargo flights and they're examining new routes (Miami, Shangai and Buenos Aires) out of MXP.

Any idea when AZ or AF will be announcing new routes? Maybe they would be for launch in 2010, after new a/c's arrive.



Regards,


User currently offlineJanmnastami From Italy, joined Apr 2008, 828 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4730 times:



Quoting Babybus (Reply 11):
I'm really confused about AZ. One minute closing down with bankruptcy and poor staff and management and now here it is with shedloads of brand new planes coming in.

What on earth is going on?

The old AZ has gone bankrupt and some entrepreneurs have bought part of its assets during the liquidation process (some planes, the trademark, etc.). They've also bought AP (the main domestic competitor) in order to obtain a larger market share. AP has orders for many A320s, 12 A330s (+8 options) and 12 A350s (+12 options).

Quoting Alianza (Reply 14):
Any idea when AZ or AF will be announcing new routes? Maybe they would be for launch in 2010, after new a/c's arrive.

Sorry, I don't know.


User currently offline797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1894 posts, RR: 27
Reply 16, posted (5 years 4 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2446 times:

Have there been any more strikes? I have not been able to follow the situation carefully, but as far as I've read it's been quite calm, surprisingly!


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