Air Italy

“Liquidazione in bonis” of the company Air Italy in date February 11th 2020.
Air Italy is an Italian airline with its headquarters in Olbia. The company was set up with the name of Alisarda on 1963 by Prince Karīm al-Hussayn Aga Khan. Scheduled flights commenced in 1964. 
In 1991 the name was changed to Meridiana and in 2010 Meridiana fly was inaugurated, the second largest carrier in Italy, from the merger of two air transport players: Eurofly, a Company specialising in charter services to long haul holiday destinations and Meridiana, scheduled carrier with an extensive national and European network, with the primary objective of connecting the main Italian airports with the two largest islands Sardinia and Sicily. 
In 2011 Meridiana fly also completely acquired the properties of Air Italy, a chartered Italian carrier which definitively joined the Group and now operates connections on behalf of Meridiana. 
In December 2017, growth was announced for new medium and long-haul italian destinations from Milan Malpensa to Rome, Naples, Palermo, Catania and Lamezia Terme, scheduled to allow optimal connections with new intercontinental flights such as New York, Miami and Bangkok (active from September 2018).

In February 2018 Meridiana announced a new identity declined on the name Air Italy.
Qatar Airways completed the acquisition of 49% of AQA Holding, the new controlling shareholder of Air ItalyAlisarda, previously the sole shareholder, holds 51% of the share capital of AQA Holding.
The Air Italy network also includes international direct flights from Milan Malpensa to New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Toronto, San Francisco, Accra, Cairo, Dakar, Havana, Lagos, Mombasa, Moscow, Zanzibar and, to and from Olbia Costa Smeralda, scheduled flights to Rome, Milan Linate and connections season to a large number of Italian and European destinations.

The Air Italy fleet is currently composed of 8 Boeing 737 NG and 3 Boeing 767-300. It will be progressively renewed, starting with 8 new incoming aircraft during 2018, including 3 new Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 5 Airbus A330-200s and with the exit of the B767-300 fleet by the end of the year.
Founded: 2018
HUB: Milan Malpensa Airport
Bases: airport of Olbia
8 Boeing 737 NG and 3 Boeing 767-300. It will be renewed, starting with 8 new aircraft during 2018, including 3 new Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 5 Airbus A330-200s
Destinations: Africa, America, Asia/Middle Est, Europe.
Meridiana Fly S.p.A.
Air Italy S.p.A.
Adress: Centro Direzionale - Costa Smeralda Airport - 07026 Olbia (Ot) - Italy
Text by Alisè Vitri
Avion Tourism Magazine
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