Aeroitalia: A New Italian Entrant Ready For Takeoff?

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ROME – New information from the new Italian carrier Aeroitalia has been released days ago by the airline’s administration.

The airline, which has generated such interesting dialogues around it, will probably start its operation this spring and some sources specifically indicate April as the launch month.

Currently, the airline is waiting for its certification to start operating and its confirmation is expected to be delivered to it by the Italian civil aviation authority in days.

The New Neos?

After unveiling its first airplane with the new and stunning livery figuring the Italian flag colors, a Boeing 737-800, the company is preparing for its entry into the market, where it will begin operations in the charter market.

The specific charter market always attracted many airlines to operate in the Italian territory, since the winning formula offered by tour operators such as Alpitour or Marcegaglia, two main tour operators that have a long and successful history in Italy and also in other European countries.

A perfect example could be the winning and efficient strategy adopted by Neos, the airline of the Alpitour Group, which provides flights to destinations attracting tourists from Italy in countries like Maldives, Madagascar, Kenya, and the Caribbean countries.

The airline will be managed by the notorious Gaetano Intrieri, a university professor who has profound experience in the airline market field.

With his support, Aeroitalia will try to put down roots in the peninsula, obtaining a substantial share of the market to rapidly start operating profitably.

The fleet will be composed of all Boeing 737-800 aircraft, which are planned to be delivered to the airline in the next months, but short and medium range destinations are not the only focuses of the airline operations.

Aeroitalia has already stated that its main goal is to start servicing Italian destinations with long-range flights, especially with flights to the Americas.

Investors who, along with Intrieri, will sit on the board of directors of the airline will be German Efromovich, former founder of Avianca and a longtime supporter of an eventual Avianca-Alitalia alliance, and Marc Bourgade, a French banker who recently started investing in the aviation sector with leasing companies providing aircraft for some medium and big airlines in Europe.

The plan

The airline headquarter is currently in Rome and operation are planned to start at the hub of Rome Fiumicino airport, but no more than this is yet known.

At the moment a total labor force of 50 people, totally working in the commercial sector, should be coming from former Alitalia and Air Italy forces, and applications for pilots and cabin crews are opened on the airline website.

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