Qatar Airways mulls stake in Meridiana’s AKFED parent — CH-Aviation com

Qatar Airways Airbus A350-900  © Airbus Industrie Qatar Airways (QR, Doha Hamad Int’l) is looking to acquire a 20% shareholding in the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) the Sardinia Post has reported. Should the acquisition go through, it would give the Qatari carrier an indirect foothold in the fund’s Alisarda Holding company which…

Meridiana SpA, to resume operating under its previous name, Alisarda SpA, says Switzerland aviation com

Meridiana parent to revert to Alisarda as ex CEOs in hot water — Switzerland aviation com Meridiana Airbus A320-200                                     Tis Mayer/PlanesPic org   Meridiana (IG, Olbia) parent firm, Meridiana SpA, will resume operating under its previous name, Alisarda SpA, with effect from December 17 owner the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) has announced….

‘Air Uganda may see Uganda Government take a stake’ — Wolfganghthome’s Blog article on Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development own Airline to further expend

“Snip” There appears to be some movement now within government circles to finally consider this option seriously as reports are emerging in Kampala that the Minister for Trade and Industry Mrs. Amelia Kyambadde – who is also the immediate former Principal Private Secretary to President Museveni – has for the first time floated the idea…

Italy’s Meridiana Fly battles for survival, replaces CEO – Aviation Brief com

Meridiana Fly MD82. Courtesy, Meridiana Fly Italian carrier Meridiana Fly, which had its license downgraded by Italian civil aviation authority ENAC this week, said it will continue normal flight operations. A new provisory license, issued because of the airline’s financial difficulties, expires in one year. Meridiana S.p.A., which merged with Air Italy in 2011, reacted…

Air Uganda hopes to spread its wings – E Turbo News com

Image via in2eastafrica.net “snip” Owned by the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, under the Aga Khan Development Network, the airline commenced operations towards the end of 2007. Initially troubled by management turbulences, the airline finally found its footing when former Kenya Airways Commercial Director Hugh Fraser took the helm, replacing the hapless Italian management…

Sardinia Region becames Meridiana fly’s shareholder – Avion News Com

Olbia, Italy – Signed an agreement with Aga Khan     (WAPA) – Today it has been signed an agreement in Sardinia that some call “Historic” between the Region and AKFED (Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development), the development agency that controls the carrier Meridiana fly; the Memorandum of Understanding provides that Sfirs, the Region’s…

Meridiana merges with Air Italy – Luchtzak be News

Meridiana 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…

Meridiana adds Verona to expansion

Source: Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation ***** Meridiana Fly and Italy‘s Verona Airport have signed a new agreement protocol in order to develop the airport and airline’s services and to open new international connections. As part of the agreement, the carrier plans to launch Verona–Rome service. While the fortunes of Alitalia have been making the…

Meridiana-Eurofly tie-up creates new carrier Meridiana Fly

By Alex Derber Italian operator Eurofly and its majority shareholder Meridiana have agreed to fully integrate and become single airline, Meridiana Fly. The new airline will focus on medium- and long-haul services. Peak short-haul and charter operations will be handled by newly-incorporated company Meridiana Express, which will exist within Meridiana Fly. The deadline for integration…