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Aeroitalia soon flying from Florence and ready for London Heathrow

By Wednesday, 16 November 2022 10:04

Italian start-up airline Aeroitalia will soon be flying from Florence, in addition to its Milan Bergamo and Trapani operations. 

"In December we will position a Boeing 737-700 and a leased Atr 72 in Florence. Our short and medium-haul network will consist initially of four or five destinations, including London Heathrow,” says executive vice-president operations Ugo Calvosa. 

 

cavosa Ugo Calvosa

A fleet of Boeing 737-800Ngs

Starting in December London will be connected to Milan Bergamo where the airline has won many slots, “thanks to a perfect combination of far-sightedness, boldness and a fair dose of good luck,” adds Calvosa. “Bergamo will be a strategic destination for Aeroitalia's development. Paradoxically we live in a country that attracts tourists like few others, but where Italian airlines carry an absolute minority of inbound traffic. We currently operate with three Boeing 737-800Ngs, but at the end of November a fourth will join us, followed by a fifth at the beginning of December. The sixth will arrive in February and a seventh is also possibly in the pipeline. 

New Boeing 737 Maxs and ATR72s

"We will also get three Boeing 737 Maxs between 2023 and 2024. Most of the aircraft will be positioned at Bergamo airport, with Rome as a secondary base.  And a second ATR72, to the one currently based at Trapani could be added to develop a regional network, which in addition to Italy could include Austria or Switzerland.”

Long-haul charters on the cards

With the target of one million passengers in 2023, the plan is to go long haul.

“We will stay with Boeing, so we are looking at the 787, but delivery times are long, up to 2025. With a bridging solution we could break into long haul so we could start with ad hoc operations next summer, perhaps with charters to destinations like the Maldives, Kenya or Cuba.” 

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