As regards Alitalia, it seems the carrier is set to announce IAD launch for S19 after a successful negotiation with J-V partners (AF-KL, DL).
Maybe a sign that there is still a future for AZ in the SkyTeam J-V across the pond?
Frictions and tensions between Parker and Al Baker keep rising, with the latter one even threatening to leave oneworld (!) Qatar Airways will pull out of the Oneworld alliance if certain partner airlines continue with unfounded accusations and blocking tactics, warns group chief executive Akbar Al B...Jump to post
MXP-FCO to be reduced from 21/7 to 15/7 eff from 08NOV
MXP-DEL and MXP-BOM launch date to be postponed from 28OCT/30OCT to 06DEC/13DEC
https://newsroom.aviator.aero/air-italy ... nch-dates/
Yeah, just because Switzerland is considered as equivalent to EU when it comes to Civil Aviation.Jump to post
sholmes wrote:But it is still not possible flying to non-EU destinations,:
Also the Chief Operations Officer (COO) Neil Mills has resigned this evening.
http://www.ansa.it/sardegna/notizie/201 ... 51a44.html
Nice upguaged going on here. I'm wondering what routes all the 87-8's are going on.. 8 frames so: YVR-KIX YVR-LHR (AC896) YVR-ZRH YVR-BNE (2x frames counting the YUL tag) That leaves 3x 788s. Any old Mainline 763 routes to be taken over? Add to that list YYZ-MXP which is switching from 789 to 788 (...Jump to post
Tonight news is that the Sales Director Massimo Crippa, the CCO Andrea Andorno and the Chief Strategy and Planning Marco Picardi are leaving Air Italy with immediate effect.
(source in Italian)
https://www.olbianova.it/notizie/air-it ... e-manager/
Blerg wrote:Wasn't DEL increased a while ago? Maybe these reductions are not because of demand but rather because of fleet or crew shortages?
Looks like they are cutting frequencies to India even before they start them later this month :
DEL from 6 to 3
BOM from 5 to 3
HAV, MBA, ZNZ last flights in mid-December
Some ad-hoc reductions to MIA, BKK, LOS-ACC as well in the upcoming weeks till mid-December.
In the winter season the 77W is scheduled to fly only to EZE and GRU (both 2xw) Are the southbound GRU flights scheduled to be daytime flights? . Yes they are AZ 680 FCO EZE 2145 0755+1 (Mo) AZ 681 EZE FCO 1355 0650+1 (Tu) AZ 678 FCO GRU 1015 1935 (Th) AZ 679 GRU FCO 2200 1200+1 (Th) AZ 680 FCO EZE...Jump to post
It's already running at maximum capacity, which isn't very much. There is no room for growth. . Artificial maximum capacity, I would more properly say. The airport is not actually congested. Indeed there is no room for growth only because when "Malpensa 2000" opened in 1998, it was also d...Jump to post
Any updating regarding the long-awaited expansion to Europe?
FCO? CDG? FRA?
You are forgetting Vienna, which is also a new service out of SZX for Hainan.Jump to post
It's confirmed by the carrier. 12xw (123456-) + (12345-7) with E75 eff from 03SEP. https://www.alitalia.com/fr_ch/fly-alitalia/news-and-activities/new-flights/milan-linate-geneva.html First flight from LIN lands at GVA at 07.55 in the morning. First Eurocity train from Milan gets to Geneva at 12.21 ...Jump to post
In recent update Norwegian seems to have given up plans to launch LAX-MXP.
Reservation on all flights is now only available at full-fare Premium Class and Economy Class.
The airline originally planned to operate Milan-Los Angeles 4 times a week eff from 16JUN.
On a side note, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Italy (ENAC) 74.575 pax flew in 2017 between DFW and FCO, which means 252 pax/per flight on board B772ER aircraft (average LF 87,8%).
It was a new route launched on May 5 till Sep.
Now a joint press release issued in English too
http://corporate.alitalia.it/static/upl ... -a-jba.pdf
Yesterday in Buenos Aires AR and AZ announced plans to enter a joint business agreement on flights between Argentina and Italy. The deals are subject to regulatory approval and once approved it will allow the airlines to cooperate on scheduling, marketing and other business functions. Press releases...Jump to post
This year AV is also expected to launch 2 new destinations in Europe (between CDG/FCO/FRA/MUC) from Bogotá.
Are there any updates ?
Considering July, it should be something like ET 503/504 ADD-DUB-(LAX)-DUB-ADD 4xw ET 700/701 ADD-LHR-ADD 7xw ET 702/703 ADD-FCO-MXP-FCO-ADD 3xw ET 704/705 ADD-CDG-ADD 7xw ET 706/707 ADD-FRA-ADD 7xw ET 712/713 ADD-BCN-MAD-BCN-ADD 4xw ET 714/715 ADD-ARN-OSL-ARN-ADD 5xw ET 724/725 ADD-VIE-BRU-VIE-ADD ...Jump to post
So it's 2 new EU destinations ie BCN and GVA from S18...correct? Correct. They also increase other destinations in Europe, with the most surprising being FCO wich goes from 7 to 9 weekly by introducing a new morning departure on Fr/Sa. It's something uncommon since all the European flights leave at...Jump to post
To me Houston-Rome is very likely to happen once (and in case that) LH takes over AZ this year. A good route for a S19 launch. I dont think so at all. LH has LX and SN in their group. If LH was interested in adding IAH from another market, they would have done it by now. I was referring to UA not t...Jump to post
Definitely a false rumour that they are going to launch such a new route.
The only truth is that it's ages since EK has been granted 4 more weekly flights to the US passing thorough Italy.
Curious to note that several people keep complaining on Meridiana FB page (in both English and Italian) about the cancellation of those "historical" Southern Italy - JFK direct flights. Much more numerous than people happy for the new JFK/MIA routes out of MXP. I'm just wondering if it wou...Jump to post
LAX MXP LAX 94,000 pax flew in 2016 p2p and nobody offers nonstop flights so this is a good niche market for DY to hopefully exploit and stimulate. Well not exactly the same figures Bjørn Kjos referred today to the Italian media. He said that over 41,000 pax flew between L.A. and Milan (in the last...Jump to post
So hardly there were 0 wide bodies in 2007 in BCN. Back to the early '00 there were just 2 DL flights to JFK and ATL (seasonal). That was the large amount of long-haul scheduled flights out of El Prat. The 3rd one, specifically to the United States as well, was launched in MAY05 to PHL. It was a se...Jump to post
Level is sticking it to AR, while Level will probably never fly from Madrid to EZE, it will likely have a base in FCO at some future date. Rome to EZE will fly with Level soon. No way it happens. For the time being the bilateral agreement between Argentina and Italy is very restrictive, allowing on...Jump to post
Interesting move by OZ to expand to Europe A short comparison in S18 between OZ and KE Asiana BCN 4xw CDG 5xw FCO 7xw FRA 7xw IST 3xw LHR 7xw VCE 3xw 7 destinations - 36 weekly flights Korean AMS 6xw BCN 4xw CDG 8xw FCO 7xw FRA 7xw IST 3xw LED 5xw LHR 7xw MAD 4xw MXP 3xw PRG 4xw SVO 7xw VIE 6xw ZRH ...Jump to post
As per new Alitalia's CCO (former EK's Italy Country Manager), the Italian carrier is ready to launch Rome-Johannesburg (JNB) next summer.
Further details in the near future
http://www.missionline.it/lalitalia-laz ... annesburg/
Is AZ daily to GRU? Nice to see this on JJ metal again! Currently it's a daily 772 service which is going to be increased to 10xw by next month. http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/273197/alitalia-increases-sao-paulo-flights-in-nw17/ To me it looks like LATAM is adding Rome pretty the ...Jump to post
On a side note AZ is moving to LH's terminal 1 in Frankfurt eff from 19OCT
https://www.alitalia.com/de_de/fly-alit ... inal1.html
I would have appreciated YVR-FCO as well during the summer.
Anyway good to see AC keeps expanding to Europe from Canadian Pacific Coast (ZRH, CDG, DUB, LGW, FRA in recent times)
I still have a hard time thinking DFW AMS will go 777, as I mentioned earlier in the thread rumor was that it was going 787 (which would make more sense). 777 would seem like too much aircraft, considering I do not recall DFW-AMS with crazy high loads this season. Good to see PHL AMS going 767, as ...Jump to post
Interesting to note that AA now displays Boeing 787-8 operation from Chicago to all the European destinations in S18
Just wondering why they don't switch the overcrowded JFK-MXP route (too much competion) to PHL as well (just like ZRH).Jump to post