Air Jet flies for Ciao Fly


Italian start-up airline Ciao Fly began operations between Parma and London Luton on 1 July. The airline, which is owned by a Swiss-based financial group, had initially planned to launch services to Barcelona, Bruxelles, and Paris on 1 June, using BAe 146-300s. Both the route structure and the schedule changed several times, before the airline settled on Luton as its first destination. Although the airline indicated that it would be taking delivery of a leased BAe 146-300 to operate the route, service began using a BAe 146-200 wet-leased from French airline Air Jet, and operated under Air Jet’s AIJ call sign. The Parma-Luton service is operated six times a week. The schedule called for a roundtrip from Luton to Paris Beauvais to be flown before the aircraft returned to Parma, but this does not seem to have begun yet.

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