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Air Italy's first A330-200 (Photo: Air Italy)

From MXP to MIA: The New Air Italy Launches Second Long-Haul Flight to Miami

Exactly one week after its first long-haul flight landed at New York’s JFK airport, Air Italy’s second long-haul flight began service from the airport’s main hub in Milan, Italy to Miami, Florida. Flight IG903 departed Milan’s Malpensa Airport for Miami International Airport in South Florida around 1:30 p.m. and flew for just over 10 hours before landing in Miami, the Italian airline’s second long-haul destination since the rebranding as Air Italy. [caption id="attachment_23704" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Air Italy's second Airbus A330-220…

Italy’s Meridiana Relaunches as Air Italy

The Italian aviation market continues to provide headlines as it was announced on Monday that Sardinian-based carrier Meridiana would be rebranded as Air Italy with fleet expansion plans and a base at Milan Malpensa. The announcement confirms months of speculation that a shake-up of the operation was imminent after Qatar…

Another Gulf Carrier Backing: Qatar Airways Invests in Italy’s Meridiana

The state-owned flag carrier based in Doha, Qatar Airways, announced that it has finalized a deal with Sardinia-based airline Meridiana, to purchase a 49 percent stake in the Italian carrier, while Meridiana's parent company will retain the other 51 percent of the airline. Meridiana, which operates a small fleet of…