Meridiana operated its last BAe 146 service on 30 June. Its last 146, series 200 I-FLRI (msn E2220), has now been withdrawn from use and is parked at the airline’s Firenze base. The other three 146s have already been returned to BAE Systems. Two are in storage at Kemble. The […]
Italian airline Meridiana has begun to replace its four Firenze-based BAe 146-200s with Airbus A319s. The first A319 was placed into service in April, replacing 146s on the routes to London, Barcelona, and Catania. Additional examples will gradually take over the other routes from Firenze as well. As they arrive, […]
Italian airline Meridiana has ordered four Airbus A319s to replace its four Firenze-based BAe 146-200s. The airline has been searching for a replacement for its 146s for quite some time, and was once considered a prime candidate for the Avro RJX. A decision was repeatedly postponed, however. The airline has […]
Alitalia began codesharing with Meridiana on the latter’s routes from Firenze to Barcelona, London Gatwick, and Paris Charles de Gaulle — all of which are operated by BAe 146-200s. The agreement took effect on 28 October. The move allows Alitalia to offer direct flights from Florence. Previously, Alitalia had only […]
Several new airlines are considering adding to Italy’s already sizeable BAe 146 and Avro RJ fleet. Most advanced is Goldwing Airlines, which has already acquired a former Air Botswana BAe 146-100 and is planning to begin operations from Taranto to Roma Fiumicino (twice daily) and Milano (daily) on 20 December. […]
The majority shareholder of Italian airline Meridiana, the Aga Khan, has decided to withdraw his offer to sell the airline. The Aga Khan, who started Meridiana as Alisarda in 1963, has gradually been disposing of his Sardinian holdings and offered the airline for sale in January through Lloyds TSB and […]
Italian airline Meridiana is being offered for sale by its owner and founder, the Aga Khan. Meridiana operates four BAe 146-200s from Florence to Italian domestic and European destinations. The Aga Khan, who started Meridiana as Alisarda in 1963, has gradually been disposing of his Sardinian holdings. Meridiana is the […]
Italian airline Meridiana will add a second daily roundtrip from Firenze to Amsterdam. The BAe 146 and Avro RJ are the only jets allowed to operate at Florence.