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Blue Panorama A330 in Luke Air livery. (Photo: Flymoreandbetter)

Blue Panorama Airlines Struggles To Find Solution Amid Financial Crisis

On Thursday, Dec. 9, at Milan's Malpensa airport, many Blue Panorama Airlines employees protested near the Italian Civil Aviation Authority or Ente Nazionale per l'Aviazione Civile (ENAC) offices. The airline has suspended business operations as of Oct. 27, due to financial reasons caused by the industry crisis resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. The carrier proceeded with the suspension of its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) due to its financial situation. On Nov. 5, professional associations of civil Aviation in Italy, such…

From MXP to MIA: The New Air Italy Launches Second…

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…

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…