Club Air

Club Air declared bankrupt

Italian airline Club Air was formally declared bankrupt by a tribunal in Milano on 3 June. The airline was operating an Avro RJ70 and an RJ85 when its license was withdrawn by the Italian civil aviation authority, ENAC, in May 2008, because of of its continued financial and organizational troubles, […]

Brescia Airport backs Italiatour

Catullo spa, which manages Brescia’s Montichiari Airport, has announced that it will provide EUR1.6 million to Italiatour Airlines to support operations from the airport. Brescia was left without scheduled services when McDonnell Douglas MD-80 operator Air Bee suspended operations in September. Italiatour is being established by the Soglia Group and […]

Former Club Air Avro RJs at Verona

Rescue for Club Air?

A tourism company is planning to buy Verona-based Avro RJ operator Club Air. The airline has been grounded since 28 May, when the Italian civil aviation authority, ENAC, declined to extend its temporary license. Its two Avro RJs, RJ85 I-CLBA (msn E2300) and RJ70 I-FASI (msn E2160), have been parked […]

Club Air to lose its license

Verona-based Avro RJ operator Club Air will not have their license renewed by the Italian civil aviation authority, ENAC. Club Air have been operating on a temporary license that was first issued on 27 July 2007, and then renewed on 31 January and 31 March. The current extension expires on […]

More new Club Air routes

Italian Avro RJ operator Club Air continues to announce new routes at a dizzying pace. Latest additions include Venezia to Olbia, from 25 April, and Venezia to Lamezia-Terme, from 28 April. Club Air already flies to Lamezia-Terme from Verona, having started that route on 4 March. On the other hand, […]

Club Air continues to change its schedule

Italian Avro RJ operator Club Air ended their ‘hub’ operation at Ancona Airport, which it had launched with much fanfare last August. The airline struggled to achieve more than minimal load factors, and found the subsidies provided by the airport’s management company, Aerdorica, insufficient to justify remaining. Club Air was to […]

Club Air route confusion

Italian Avro RJ operator Club Air seems to be having some difficulties in settling on a route network. Since they resumed flying in August, they have announced many new routes, and then often dropped them after a brief time, or even before starting them. In June, they had announced a […]