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Italy is a republic in southern Europe, bordered on the north by Switzerland and Austria, on the east by Slovenia and the Adriatic Sea, on the south by the Ionian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, on the west by the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Ligurian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea, and on the northwest by France. It comprises, in addition to the Italian mainland, the Mediterranean islands of Elba, Sardinia, and Sicily and many lesser islands. Enclaves within mainland Italy are the independent countries of San Marino and Vatican City; the latter being a papal state mostly enclosed by Rome, the capital and largest city of Italy. The area of Italy is 301,323 sq km (116,341 sq mi)
Latestupdates 
21Mar15updateAlitalia Express (C.A.I. First): end date changed as on February 6, 2015,  airline ceased all flight operations which has been moved to Alitalia mainline
06Mar15addedArabian American Airlines: operated Rome/Karachi in the early 1950s
17Feb15addedBillion Air - would operate B737 aircraft configured with only 52 seats
AirlineOperating DatesStatusTreeComments

 4air.it

(2004)Began?  

 Aeral

1958* - 1980Inactive  

 Aeralpi

1963* - 1968Inactive founded in 1963

 Aereo Teseo

1947 - 1948InactiveAereo Teseo 

 Aerfly

(2009)Began?  

 Aermediterranea

1981 - 1985Renamed>Alitalia 

 Aero Expresso Italiana

1923* - 1934Renamed>Ala Littoriafounded in 1923

 Aeropa

1974 - 1975Inactive  

 Aerotaxi Sud

1990 - 1990*Renamed>Sagittair 

 Aertirrena

1970 - 1975*Inactive  

 AF Air

(2005)Began?  

 Agentair

(2004)Began?  

 Air Bee

2008 - 2008Inactive  

 Air Besit

1999* - 2002*Status?  

 Air Blu

(2004)Began?  

 Air Brixia

(2002*)Began?  

 Air Columbia

1984* - 2003Renamed>ItAli Airlines 

 Air Day

(1999)Began?  

 Air Dolomiti

1991 - dateActive  

 Air Emilia

2003 - 2003Inactive  

 Air Europe

1989 - 2008Inactive  

 Air Freedom

(2004)Began?  

 Air Halica

2002 - 2004Inactive  

 Air Industria

2002 - 2003Inactive  

 Air Italica

2003 - 2003Inactive  

 Air Italy

2001 - 2004Inactive  

 Air Italy

2005 - 2013Renamed>Meridiana29 May 2005 - started operations

 Air Liguria

(2001)Began?  

 Air One

1988 - 2009Renamed>Alitalia 

 Air One Cityliner

2006 - 2009RenamedAir One Cityliner >Alitalia CityLinercommenced operations 07Jun06 / renamed Alitalia CityLiner on 20Apr11

 Air One Smart Carrier

2010 - 2014Renamed>Alitalia 

 Air Piedmont

(2002)Began?  

 Air Sal

2005* - 2006Inactive  

 Air Sardinia

1987* - 1990Inactive  

 Air Service Plus

2003 - 2008*Inactive  

 Air Settanta (Air 70)

1972* - 1972*Status?  

 Air Sicilia

1991* - 1991*Inactive  

 Air Sicilia

1994 - 2002*Status?  

 Air Vallee (Services Aeriens du Val d'Aoste)

1988 - dateActive  

 Air4

2007 - dateActiveAir4 

 Airaia

2001^ - dateActive  

 Airone (Compagnia Transporte Aerei)

1947* - 1949*Renamed>Alitalia 

 AirSal

2004* - 2005*Inactive  

 Airumbria (Air Umbria)

1992^ - dateActive  

 Ala Littoria

1934 - 1940InactiveAla Littoria 

 Alba Servizi Aerotransporte

2007* - 2007*Status?  

 ALI ( Flotte Riunite)

1949 - 1952Inactive>Alitalia31 March 1952 - ALI is absorbed by LAI

 ALI (Avio Linee Italiane)

1926* - 1949Renamed>Alitalia 

 Ali Adria

1982 - 1982Inactive  

 Aliadriatica

1983* - 1983*Renamed>Alitalia 

 Alianova

(1989*)Began?  

 Aliblu

1990* - 1990Renamed>Avianova 

 Alicalabria

(2004)Began?  

 Alidaunia

1978 - dateActive  

 Alieurope

2004* - 2004Inactive  

 Aligiulia

1986* - 1986Inactive  

 Alimonterosso

(1995*)Began?  

 Alinord

1986 - 1990Renamed>Unifly Express 

 Alis Aerolinee Italiane

(2010)Began?  

 Alisarda (Linee Aeree della Sardegna)

1963 - 1991Renamed>Meridiana29 March 1963 - is set up by Prince Karim al-Hussayn Aga

 AliSardegna

(2007)Began?  

 Alisea Airlines

2002 - 2003InactiveAlisea Airlines 

 Alistar

1992 - 1993InactiveAlistar 

 Alisud (Compagnia Aerea Meridionale)

1963 - 1964Inactive  

 Alitalia

1947 - dateActiveAlitalia 

 Alitalia Cargo System

1969* - 2009Inactive  

 Alitalia CityLiner

2009 - dateActiveAir One Cityliner >Alitalia CityLinercommenced operations 07Jun06 as Air One Cityliner / Renamed 20 Apr 2011

 Alitalia Express (CAI First (Compagnia Aerea Italiana)

1997 - 2015Renamed>Alitaliaintegrated into mainline Alitalia 06 Feb 2015

 Alitalia Team

1996 - 2004*Status?  

 Aliway Airlines

2000* - 2000*Status?  

 AlpiEagles (Alpi Eagles)

1996 - 2008Inactive  

 Altair

1967* - 1984*Inactive  

 AMI

**** - ****Status?  

 Antares Airlines

**** - ****Status?  

 Aqua Airlines

(2007)Began?  

 Arabian American Airlines

1951* - 1952Inactive Rome/Karachi based

 Artair of Arta

(2001)Began?  

 Assofly Airlines

1999* - 1999*Inactive  

 ATI (Aero Transporti Italiani)

1964 - 1990*Renamed>Alitalia 

 Avianova

1987* - 1996InactiveAvianova 

 Avicom

(****)Began?  

 Avio Ares

(1999)Began?  

 Avio Ligure

1976 - 1979*Status?  

 Avion Express Italia

2011 - 2012*Status?  

 Aviosarda Airlines

1997* - 1999*Inactive  

 Azzurra Air (Azzurrair)

1996 - 2004Inactive  

 BelleAir Europe

2010 - 2013Inactive  

 Benair International Freight

1998* - 1999*Status?  

 Besit Servizi Aerei

1999* - 1999*Status?  

 Billion Air

(2003)Began?  

 Billion Air

2015 >Planned would operate B737 aircraft configured with only 52 seats

 Blu Air

2003 - 2003*Status?  

 Blue

2004* - 2004*Inactive  

 Blue Panorama

1998 - dateActive  

 Blue Wings Air

(2014)Began?  

 BlueLine

(2002)Began?  

 Blu-Express.com

2005 - dateActive  

 Cadabo

1980* - 1986*Renamed>Unifly Express 

 CargoItalia

2006 - 2011Inactive  

 Cargolux Italia

2009 - dateActive  

 Cassiopea Line

(2010)Began?  

 Ciao Fly (CiaoFly)

2002 - 2002Inactive  

 CityFly

2004* - 2006*Status?  

 Club Air

2002 - 2008Inactive  

 Columbia

**** - ****Status?  

 Compagnia Aerea Mediterranea

**** - ****Inactive  

 Compagnia Generale Ripreseaeree

1999* - 2006*Status?  

 Consulta

2008* - 2008*Inactive  

 Corse Mediterranee

1990 - 2001*Status?  

 Cosmic Air

(2004)Began?  

 Dolphin Air Express

2004* - 2004*Inactive  

 E R Air (Emilia Romagna Airlines)

1999* - 1999*Inactive  

 Eagles Airlines

2010 - 2011RenamedPRiMA 

 EAS Aeroservici

2002* - 2002*Status?  

 Easy Islands

2002* - 2004*Inactive  

 EBA Italy

1993* - 1996Inactive  

 ELBAFly

2006* - dateActive  

 Eliambasador

1991* - 1991*Status?  

 Elieolie by Dedalus

2010* - 2011*Status?  

 ELI-Linee Italiane

1956* - 1959Renamed>Elivie 

 ELIPDANA ELIPDANA (Societa Alta Italia Trasporte Elicotteri)

1959* - 1961Inactive  

 Elivie

1959 - 1970InactiveElivie 

 EuReCa (European Regional Carrier)

1998 - 2002InactiveEuReCa 

 Eurofly

1990 - 2010Renamed>Meridiana 

 Eurofly Services

1998* - 2010*Status?  

 Eurojet Italia

1987* - 2007Renamed>Air4 

 eVolavia

2007 - 2007Inactive  

 Executive Blue

2004* - 2006*Inactive  

 Explora Italia

(2009)Began?  

 FAR Airlines

1999* - 1999*Inactive  

 Federico II Airways

1998 - 2001Inactive  

 Fly Mediterraneo

(2002)Began?  

 Fly Wex

2006* - 2009*InactiveFly Wex 

 Flyonair

2009 - dateActiveFlyonair 

 FlyOristano

2010 - 2011Inactive  

 Fortune Aviation

1994* - 1994Renamed>Alitalia 

 Foxair (Fox Air)

2003* - 2008*Inactive  

 Frederico II Airways

1999* - 2002Inactive  

 Free Airlines

1996^ - 2001*Status?  

 Free Airways (FreeAirways)

2002 - 2003*Status?  

 G7 Airlines

(2005)Began?  

 Galileo Airlines

(1999)Began?  

 Gandalf Airlines

1999 - 2004Inactive  

 Gitanair

1989* - 1990*Inactive  

 Goldwing Airlines

2000 - 2001Inactive  

 Grandexel

(2004)Began?  

 Hours Airlines Tase (Orario Linee Aereo Taseo)

**** - ****Status?  

 Icaro

2004* - 2006*Status?  

 Idrolines

2009 - 2011*Inactive  

 Intavia

**** - ****Status?  

 International Flying Services

1989* - 1998Renamed>EuReCa 

 Italair

1996* - 2001*Inactive  

 Italfly

(2002*)Began?>Alisea Airlines 

 ItAli Airlines

2004 - 2011InactiveItAli Airlines 

 Italian National Airlines

(2000)Began?>National Jet Italia 

 Italiatours Airlines

2009 - 2009Inactive  

 ItalJet

1991* - 1991*Status?  

 Italy First (ItalyFirst)

1999* - 2005Inactive  

 Itavia (Aerolinee Itavia)

1962 - 1980InactiveItavia 

 JetX

2004 - 2004Inactive  

 Jonio Airlines

2006 - 2006*Inactive  

 LAI (Linee Aeree Italiane)

1933* - 1957Renamed>Alitalia 

 Lauda Air Italia

1993 - 2003Renamed>Livingston 

 Levriero Fly

2009 - 2010*Status?  

 Link AirExpress

2006 - 2008*Status?  

 Livingston Compagnia Aerea (New Livingston)

2012 - dateInactiveLivingston 

 Livingston Energy Flight

2003 - 2010Renamed+>Livingston 

 Lufthansa Italia

2009 - 2011Inactive  

 Med Airlines

1998 - 2001Inactive  

 Mediteravia

1959 - 1964*Inactive  

 Megaride Air

2012 - dateActive  

 Meridiana

1991 - 2010Renamed>Meridiana 

 Meridiana

2013 - dateActiveMeridiana 

 Meridiana Fly

2010 - 2013Renamed>Meridiana 

 Milair

1988* - 1993Renamed>Alistar 

 Millenium Airlines

(2002)Began?  

 Minerva Airlines

1996 - 2003Inactive  

 MiniLiner

1982 - 2015Inactive AOC suspended by the ENAC January 31

 Mistral Air

1984 - dateActive  

 Moonflower Airlines

(2001)Began?  

 MyAir (MyWay Airlines)

2004 - 2009Inactive  

 National Jets Italia

2000 - 2001InactiveNational Jet Italia 

 Navigazione Aerea - SANA

1925* - 1934Renamed>Ala Littoria 

 NEOS

2002 - dateActive  

 Noman

1994 - 1997Renamed>Alitalia 

 Ocean Airlines

2004 - 2008Inactive 25 April 2008 - ceases operations

 On Air

2006 - 2009Renamed>Flyonair 

 Panair (Pan Air)

1979* - 2004Inactive  

 Par Avion

(1994)Began?  

 Phoenix Air

(1997*)Began?  

 Pinnair

(2000)Began?  

 Posta Aerea Transadriatica

1918 - 1919*Status?  

 PRiMA Aero Trasporti Italiani

2011 - 2011InactivePRiMA 

 Puglia Air

(2003)Began?  

 RegionAli

(2004)Began?  

 RIV

**** - ****Status?  

 Roma Blue Express

(2005)Began?  

 Sagittair

1992* - 1992*InactiveSagittair 

 Salpanavi (Societa di Navigazione Aerea)

1947* - 1948RenamedSalpanavi >Aereo Teseo 

 SAM (Societal Aerea Mediterranea)

1926 - 1934Renamed>Ala Littoria 

 SAM (Societal Aerea Mediterranea)

1960* - 1990*Renamed>Alitalia 

 Sardairline

(1997)Began?  

 SATT (Societa Avio Trasporti Torino)

1964* - 1968Inactive  

 Serib Wings

1995* - 1995*Status?  

 SiFly (Si Fly)

1999 - 2000Inactive  

 Sirio

2006* - 2010*Status?  

 SISA (Società Italiana Servizi Aerei)

1947* - 1949*Renamed>Alitalia 

 SISA (Societa Italiane Servizi Aerei)

1926 - 1934Renamed>Ala Littoria01 Apr 1926 - begins operations linking Trieste, Venice, Pavia, and Turin

 SixCargo

2001 - 2006*Renamed>Fly Wex 

 SkyBridge Airops

2005 - dateActive  

 Skytrain Airlines

2012* - dateActive  

 Skyworld

(2008)Began?  

 SLAM

(2000)Began?  

 Small Planet Airlines Italia

2010 - 2014Inactive 17 Jan 2014 - ceased operations / 21 Jan 2014 - AOC revoked

 SmartLynx Italia

2009 - dateActive  

 Societa di Navigazione Aerea Itavia

1959 - 1962Renamed>Itavia 

 SolAir

2001 - 2001*Inactive  

 Starline

(1979*)Began?  

 Sunline

1994* - 1994*Inactive  

 SW Italia

2015 >Planned scheduled cargo services

 TAER (Trasporti Aerei Emiliano Romagnoli) Romagnoli

(1978)Began?  

 TAI (Transporti Aerei Italiani)

2003 - 2004Renamed>ItAli Airlines 

 TAS Airways (Transporti Aerei Speciali)

1988* - 1994Inactive  

 TEA Italy

1990* - 1995*Status?  

 Teorema Tour

(2005)Began?  

 Transadriatica

1947* - 1949*Renamed>Alitalia 

 Transadriatica (Società Anonima di Navigazione Aerea Transadriatica)

1926 - 1931Renamed>Ala Littoria 

 Transavio

1990* - 1995Inactive  

 Transeuropa

(1998*)Began?  

 Trawel Fly

2009 - 2014Inactive  

 Turavia Tourist Airlines

1967* - 1968*Inactive  

 Unifly

1980 - 1989Renamed>Unifly Express 

 Unifly Express

1989 - 1990InactiveUnifly Express 

 Universair

1989* - 1989*Inactive  

 Victoria Airlines

1998* - 1998*Inactive  

 VIP-Air

1967* - 1979*Status?  

 Volare Airlines

1998 - 2004Inactive  

 Volareweb.com

1998 - 2009Renamed>Alitalia 

 VolaSalerno VolaSalerno VolaSalerno

2008* - 2008Inactive  

 Voli Regionali

2005 - 2005*Status?  

 VoliAmo

2007 - 2008*Status?  

 WikiFly

(2012)Began?  

 Windjet (Wind Jet)

2003 - 2012Inactive  

 Wing

(2004)Began?  

 Yes Air

2005 - 2005Inactive  

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