Meridiana merges with Air Italy – Luchtzak be News


On 21 July the Board of Meridiana unanimously approved a merger between Meridiana and Air Italy, thus creating a new major actor in Italian air transportation with a turnover of more than 800 million euros per year. The new group will retain a strategic oreintation on Sardinia and will consolidate its position in the main Italian markets, offering both scheduled and charter flights.

Sardinian airline Meridiana was founded in 1963 under the name Alisarda and its main shareholder is the Aga Khan. It merged with Italian airline Eurofly in February 2010 to become MeridianaFly. The seat of the new group will remain at the airport of Olbia, with an important operational centre at Milan Malpensa, the base of Air Italy.

German language news at TMA Online

Meridiana Fly übernimmt Air Italy

Die Fluggesellschaft Meridiana Fly hat die Airline Air Italy gekauft und damit eine neue Gruppe mit einem Umsatz von 800 Mio. EUR geschaffen.



Meridiana fly: Company Informations


an important day for the Italian air transport sector. A new company was founded called Meridiana fly, the second largest airline company in Italy which merges two renowned air transport businesses: Eurofly and Meridiana. The merger transaction which commenced last November has finally come to an end and sees the integrations of their networks, fleets, organizational, commercial and administrative structures.

Meridiana fly currently the only Italian company listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, offers an extensive network of intercontinental, international and domestic flights mainly departing from airports located in Northern and Central areas of Italy and, due to services provided by its domestic network, it also flies to all the major airports in the South of Italy, Sicily and Sardinia. The airline will serve a total of 7 intercontinental destinations, 48 international destinations (Europe and surrounding Countries) and 32 domestic ones.

Meridiana fly will consolidate its performance regarding punctuality and regularity, which is currently inline with the top carriers in this sector, and respectively 85% and 99%.

The “new” Meridiana fly company will have a fleet of 35 aircraft, including 17 MD82, 9 A320s, 4 A319s and 2 ATR 42 at its disposal with recently renovated cabin interiors on both the Airbus 320, 319 and 330, and the MD82. For a while, Meridiana fly will continue to use aircraft carrying the Meridiana and Eurofly logo whilst the airline code will be IG ,which has characterised Meridiana’s business since its incorporation in 1963, under the name of Alisarda.

For further information on the company, please visit the area Investor Relation – Press releases.


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