Alitalia Express


Alitalia Express

Infobox_Airline
airline=Alitalia Express
logo=Logo_Alitalia_express.gif
logo_size=165
IATA=XM
ICAO=SMX
callsign=ALIEXPRESS
parent=AlitaliamdashLinee Aeree Italiane S.p.A.
founded=1 October 1997
headquarters=Rome, Italy
key_people=Berardino Libonati
hubs=Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport
Malpensa International Airport
frequent_flyer=MilleMiglia
lounge=Vip lounge
alliance=SkyTeam
fleet_size= 30
destinations=31
website= http://www.alitalia.it

Alitalia Express S.p.A. is a regional airline based in Rome, Italy and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alitalia who it operates regional scheduled services and charter flights on behalf of. Its main bases are Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport, Rome, and Malpensa International Airport, Milan.cite news | title= Directory: World Airlines | work= Flight International | page= 73 | date= 2007-03-27]

History

The airline was established and started operations on 1 October 1997. It was founded from the defunct Avianova. It has 710 employees. In March 2003 it was reported that Alitalia were considering taking over Minerva Airlines which had suspended flight operations and transferring the turboprop fleet of Alitalia Express to Minerva Airlines. This did not happen and in September 2004 Alitalia announced plans to acquire twelve additional Embraer E-170 aircraft for Alitalia Express. Fact|date=April 2007

Destinations

The Alitalia Express aircraft fleet consists of (as of 7 October 2008) Alitalia Express operates the following services (as of October 2008):
*flag|Austria
**Vienna (Vienna International Airport)
*flag|Bulgaria
**Sofia (Sofia Airport)
*flag|Czech Republic
**Prague (Ruzyně Airport)
*flag|France
**Lyon (Saint-Exupéry Airport)
**Marseille (Marseille Provence Airport)
*flag|Germany
**Düsseldorf (Düsseldorf Airport)
**Frankfurt (Frankfurt am Main International Airport)
**Stuttgart (Stuttgart Airport)
*flag|Italy
**Ancona (Ancona Airport)
**Bologna (Bologna Airport)
**Catania (Catania-Fontanarossa Airport)
**Crotone (Crotone Airport)
**Florence (Peretola Airport)
**Genoa (Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport)
**Milan (Malpensa International Airport) Hub
**Naples (Naples International Airport)
**Perugia (San Egidio Airport)
**Pisa (Galileo Galilei International Airport)
**Rome (Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport) Hub
**Trieste (Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport)
**Venice (Venice Marco Polo Airport)
*flag|Poland
**Warsaw (Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport)
*flag|Serbia
**Belgrade (Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport)
*flag|Spain
**Barcelona (Barcelona International Airport)
**Bilbao (Bilbao Airport)
*flag|Switzerland
**Geneva (Geneva Cointrin International Airport)
**Zürich (Zurich Airport)
*flag|United Kingdom
**London (London Heathrow Airport)

Fleet

[http://www.ch-aviation.ch/aircraft.php?search=set&airline=XM&al_op=1] :

*4 ATR 72-212
*6 ATR 72-500
*14 Embraer ERJ 145LR
*6 Embraer E-170-100LR

As of 7 October 2008, the Alitalia Express average fleet age was 7.1 years old. [ [http://www.airfleets.net/ageflotte/?file=calcop&opp=Alitalia%20Express Alitalia Express Fleet Age] ]

As part of the Alitalia restructuring announced in late 2007, Alitalia Express was to have retired its fleet of 10 ATR 72 turboprops and only operate use its ERJ-145 and E-170 aircraft [ [http://www.ch-aviation.ch/airlinepage.php?code1=AZ CH-Aviation - Airline News, Fleet Lists & More ] ] , though by July 2008 this is yet to occur.

External links

* [http://www.alitalia.it Alitalia]
* [http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Alitalia%20Express.htm Fleet]
* [http://www.ch-aviation.ch/aircraft.php?search=set&airline=XM&al_op=1 Alitalia Express Fleet]

References


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