Azzurra Air

Azzurra Air parks its Avro RJs

The plan to merge Azzurra Air with bankrupt French regional airline Air Littoral has fallen through due to the failure of Investment fund Seven Group, owner of Azzurra to align the necessary financing. Seven Group missed several deadlines set by the court overseeing Air Littoral’s bankruptcy, and finally threw in […]

Azzurra Air sold to investment group

British investment group 7 Group Plc has announced that it has acquired Italian airline Azzurra Air. Azzurra Air was set up in 1996 by Air Malta and Italian investors. The airline operates three Avro RJ85s and four Avro RJ70s on scheduled services, alongside several Boeing 737-700s and Airbus A320s used […]

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Azzurra Air codeshares with VLM

Italian Avro RJ operator Azzurra Air began a codeshare service from Milano Malpensa to Rotterdam on 12 January, in cooperation with Dutch airline VLM. The daily (except Saturday) flight will be operated with an Avro RJ85. VLM considered acquiring Avro RJs to supplement its Fokker 50s a few years ago, […]

Italian start-ups eye BAe 146

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. […]