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Where The Heck Did Air Europe Come From?  
User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8733 posts, RR: 23
Posted (16 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2753 times:

You guys may look at this and say "when was this guy born! " or something like that but here it goes. Air Europe is fairly new. That I know. I also know they are based in Milan. But, did they exist under a different name before recently? Where'd they get the money for the new 777's and A320's? Are they older than I think? How big's their fleet? Did they have other planes before recently?

Thanks in advance and happy holidays,

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User currently offlineDstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1609 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (16 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2674 times:

Nothing new about them. They represent the surviving Italian arm of the Air Europe operation, which went bust around 1990. The UK parent faced very tough competition from BA. The parent was the UK carrier and there was a Spanish affiliate also.

They also have B767's

User currently offlineF-WWKH From Taiwan, joined Jun 1999, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (16 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2673 times:

The spanish arm is still around but called Air Europa. Air Europe Italy recently introduced a new color scheme (all white style...) so they dont look similar to the Air Europa planes anymore.

User currently offlineAvion From Bouvet Island, joined May 1999, 2205 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (16 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2668 times:

Air Europe is owned by Swissair. Now you know where they get the money from.

User currently offlinePhil330 From Australia, joined May 2011, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (16 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2663 times:

Established in 1988, Air Europe began life as part of the UK-based Airlines of Europe Group (ILG), but became wholly Italian-owned in March 1991 when the group went bust. The airline was initially owned 25% by Alitalia, which is where the majority of fleet funding originated. Today the SAirGroup owns 45% of the airline (as of November 1998).

The airline is the largest charter and leisure carrier in Italy, and operates to medium and long-haul destinations around the world. Air Europe also has exclusive rights to Cuba, and operates a scheduled service to Havana.

7 Boeing 767-300ER aircraft are operated in addition to 2 777-200ER aircraft on order (these may have been delivered though).

Hope this provides some useful information.

A320/330 pilot.

User currently offlineAvion From Bouvet Island, joined May 1999, 2205 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (16 years 5 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2646 times:

I know that their aircraft are owned by swissairs flightlease. Air europe is also a member of the qualiflyer group. Why do they have rights to fly to cuba?

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