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April 4, 2017ch-aviation now reporting that Fly Ernest  has halted operations prior to a restart [status change]
February 27, 2017From Apr2013, Air Italy [status change] operated entirely on behalf of Meridiana The name Air Italy is no longer used in public and the airline was rebranded back to Meridiana [added]
February 5, 2017Volareweb.com was a low fare carrier started by the Volare group as Volare [added] in 1998 (>>Alitalia)

Airline

Operating DatesStatus
24Airways   

2017 >

Planned

^ Comments : 24Airways is planning to launch services across Europe from its proposed hub at Milan Malpensa Airport. The virtual start-up plans to secure an Air Operators Certificate or an Air Services Licence from Italy's Ente Nazionale per l'Aviazione Civile (ENAC) by the end of 2016, and commence service operations in 2017

^ Genealogy :  

4air.it   

(2004)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

AEI (Aero Expresso Italiana)   

1923* - 1934

Renamed

^ Comments : Aero Expresso Italiana (AEI) was founded on 12Dec1923, & began offering services in Aug1926

^ Genealogy : SAM + SANA + SISA + AEI =>Ala Littoria

Aeral   

1958* - 1980

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aeralpi   

1963* - 1968

Inactive

^ Comments : Aeralpi was founded in 1963

^ Genealogy :  

Aereo Teseo   

1947 - 1948

Inactive

^ Comments : Salpanavi merged into Aereo Teseo in 1948

^ Genealogy : Salpanavi >>Aereo Teseo

Aerfly   

(2009)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aermediterranea   

1981 - 1985

Renamed

^ Comments : Aermediterranea was founded in 1981 to replace Itavia on the Italian domestic scene. It was merged into ATI in 1985

^ Genealogy : Aermediterranea >>ATI >>Alitalia

Aeropa   

1974 - 1975

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aerotaxi Sud   

1990 - 1990*

Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Sagittair

Aertirrena   

1970 - 1975*

Inactive

^ Comments : Aertirrena was a Pisa based Yak 40 operator that eventually ceased operations

^ Genealogy :  

AF Air   

(2005)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Agentair   

(2004)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Bee   

2008 - 2008

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Bee was founded in 2007. Started operations in Apr2008 & ceased on 11Sep2008

^ Genealogy :  

Air Besit   

1999* - 2002*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Blu   

(2004)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Brixia   

(2002*)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Columbia   

1984* - 2003

Renamed

^ Comments : ItAli Airlines was formed 1984 as Air Columbia, renamed to TAI in 2004 and to the current name in 2004

^ Genealogy : Air Columbia >TAI (Transporti Aerei Italiani) >ItAli Airlines

Air Day   

(1999)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Dolomiti   

1991 - date

Active

^ Comments : Air Dolomiti was established on 30Dec1989 by the Linee Aeree Europee & operations started 15Jan1991. Trieste based regional scheduled airline

^ Genealogy :  

Air Emilia   

2003 - 2003

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Europe   

1989 - 2008

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Europe ceased operations on 17Dec2008. Holiday charters and scheduled services. Owned by the Volare Group

^ Genealogy :  

Air Freedom   

(2004)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Halica   

2002 - 2004

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Industria   

2002 - 2003

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Italica   

2003 - 2003

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Italy   

2001 - 2004

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Italy  updated

2005 - 2013

Renamed

^ Comments : Air Italy was founded in 2005 & started operations on 29May2005. On 18Jul2011, Meridiana, known as Meridiana fly back then, announced it merge with Air Italy. From Apr2013, Air Italy operated entirely on behalf of Meridiana using their corporate design. The name Air Italy is no longer used in public [Meridiana was founded with the name of Alisarda on 29Mar1963 by Prince Karim al-Hussain Aga Khan, with the intent to promote tourism in Sardinia. Scheduled operations started 30Jun1964. Renamed to Meridiana in 03May1991. On 28Feb2010, Meridiana and Eurofly merged to create Italy's second biggest airline, Meridiana Fly. From Apr2013, Air Italy operated entirely on behalf of Meridiana using their corporate design. The name Air Italy is no longer used in public and the airline was rebranded back to Meridiana]

^ Genealogy : Air Italy >>Meridiana >Meridiana Fly >Meridiana

Air Liguria   

(2001)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air One   

1988 - 2014

Renamed

^ Comments : Air One began life as Aliadriatica which was established in Pescara in 1983 to operate as a flying school and provide air-taxi services and later regional scheduled services. Renamed on 23Nov1995. Ceased operations on 30Oct2014 when its assets merged into Alitalia

^ Genealogy : Aliadriatica >Air One +>Alitalia

Air One Cityliner   

2006 - 2009

Renamed

^ Comments : Air One Cityliner commenced operations 07Jun2006 & renamed to Alitalia CityLiner on 20Apr2011. Was regional services for parent Air One

^ Genealogy : Air One Cityliner >Alitalia CityLiner

Air One Smart Carrier   

2010 - 2014

Renamed

^ Comments : Air One began life as Aliadriatica which was established in Pescara in 1983 to operate as a flying school and provide air-taxi services and later regional scheduled services. Renamed on 23Nov1995. As of 28Mar2010, Air One Smart Carrier became a separate brand from Alitalia, being relaunched by Alitalia as a “smart carrier” offering point to point connections from Milan Malpensa Ceased operations on 30Oct2014 when its assets merged into Alitalia

^ Genealogy : Aliadriatica >Air One >>Alitalia

Air Piedmont   

(2002)

Began?

^ Comments : Air Piedmont intended to start operations in 2002 based in Turin using regional jets

^ Genealogy :  

Air Sal   

2005* - 2006

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Sardinia   

1987* - 1990

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Service Plus   

2003 - 2008*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Settanta (Air 70)   

1972* - 1972*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Sicilia   

1991* - 1991*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Sicilia   

1994 - 2002*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Air Vallée (Services Aeriens du Val d'Aoste)   

1988 - date

Inactive

^ Comments : Air Vallée suspended operations in Jun2016 due to operational concerns

^ Genealogy :  

Air4   

2007 - date

Active

^ Comments : Air4 was established in 1987 as Eurojet Italia

^ Genealogy : Eurojet Italia >Air4

Airaia   

2001* - date

Active

^ Comments : Airaia is an airline based in Florence that was founded in 2001

^ Genealogy :  

Airone (Compagnia Transporte Aerei)   

1947* - 1949*

Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Alitalia

AirSal   

2004* - 2005*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

AirSud   

2016 - 2016

Inactive

^ Comments : AirSud started operations in 2016 but suspended operations following the return of its sole aircraft, a Fokker 50. Hopes to restart

^ Genealogy :  

Airumbria (Air Umbria)   

1992* - date

Active

^ Comments : Airumbria (Air Umbria) was formed in 1992 as a charter airline using DC3 aircraft

^ Genealogy :  

Ala Littoria   

1934 - 1940

Inactive

^ Comments : Ala Littoria was formed in 1934 by a merger of Società Aerea Mediterranea (SAM), Società Anonima Navigazione Aerea (SANA), Società Italiana Servizi Aerei (SISA) and Aero Espresso Italiana (AEI)

^ Genealogy : SAM + SANA + SISA + AEI =>Ala Littoria

Alba Servizi Aerotransporte   

2007* - 2007*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

ALI ( lotte Riunite)  updated

1949 - 1952

Inactive

^ Comments : ALI ( Flotte Riunite) was founded in 1926 as ALI (Avio Linee Italiane), which ceased operations at the outbreak of WWII. Restarted in 1947, absorbed AIRONE, SISA (Società Italiana Servizi Aerei) and TRANSADRIATICA. The latter 2 haviving the same names as earlier Italian airlines. ALI ceased operations in 1952 and it's assets and most routes were taken over by LAI - Linee Aeree Italiane ALI was absorbed by LAI on 31Mar1952

^ Genealogy : ALI (Avio Linee Italiane) >ALI ( Flotte Riunite) +>LAI >>Alitalia

ALI (Avio Linee Italiane)  updated

1926* - 1952

Renamed

^ Comments : ALI (Avio Linee Italiane) was founded in Rome on 13Nov1926. Absorbed by LAI (Linee Aeree Italiane) on 31Mar1952 [ALI ( Flotte Riunite) was founded in 1926 as ALI (Avio Linee Italiane), which ceased operations at the outbreak of WWII. Restarted in 1947, absorbed AIRONE, SISA (Società Italiana Servizi Aerei) and TRANSADRIATICA. The latter 2 haviving the same names as earlier Italian airlines. ALI ceased operations in 1952 and it's assets and most routes were taken over by LAI - Linee Aeree Italiane]

^ Genealogy : ALI (Avio Linee Italiane) >ALI ( Flotte Riunite) +>LAI >>Alitalia

Ali Adria   

1982 - 1982

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aliadriatica   

1983* - 1983*

Renamed

^ Comments : Air One began life as Aliadriatica in 1983, started operations on 23Nov1995 as Air One. Ceased operations on 30Oct2014 & its assets merged into Alitalia

^ Genealogy : Aliadriatica >Air One +>Alitalia

Alianova   

(1989*)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aliblu   

1990* - 1990

Renamed

^ Comments : Aliblu was a domestic carrier that was acquired by Avianova

^ Genealogy : Aliblu >>Avianova

Alicalabria   

(2004)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Alidaunia   

1978 - date

Active

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Alieurope   

2004* - 2004

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aligiulia   

1986* - 1986

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Alimonterosso   

(1995*)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Alinord   

1986 - 1990

Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Cadabo >Alinord >>Unifly Express

Alis Aerolinee Italiane   

(2010)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Alisarda (Linee Aeree della Sardegna)  updated

1963 - 1991

Renamed

^ Comments : Alisarda was set up by Prince Karim al-Hussayn Aga on 29Mar1963 & scheduled operations started 30Jun1964 [Meridiana was founded with the name of Alisarda on 29Mar1963 by Prince Karim al-Hussain Aga Khan, with the intent to promote tourism in Sardinia. Scheduled operations started 30Jun1964. Renamed to Meridiana in 03May1991. On 28Feb2010, Meridiana and Eurofly merged to create Italy's second biggest airline, Meridiana Fly. From Apr2013, Air Italy operated entirely on behalf of Meridiana using their corporate design. The name Air Italy is no longer used in public and the airline was rebranded back to Meridiana]

^ Genealogy : Alisarda +>Meridiana + Eurofly =>Meridiana Fly >Meridiana

AliSardegna   

(2007)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Alisea Airlines   

2002 - 2003

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Alisea Airlines

Alistar   

1992 - 1993

Inactive

^ Comments : Alistar (formerly Milair) is a Milan-based airline formed in Feb1990 to start scheduled services, flying from Milan to Rome, Verona and Catania

^ Genealogy : Milair >Alistar

Alisud (Compagnia Aerea Meridionale)   

1963 - 1964

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Alitalia   

1947 - 1957

Renamed

^ Comments : Alitalia was fromed on 16Sep1946 & operated its first domestic flight on 05May1947. Alitalia merged with Linee Aeree Italiane (LAI) and took on the name of Alitalia Linee Aeree on 31Oct1957

^ Genealogy : Alitalia >Alitalia - Linee Aeree Italiane >Alitalia

Alitalia   

1988 - date

Active

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Alitalia >Alitalia - Linee Aeree Italiane >Alitalia

Alitalia - Linee Aeree Italiane   

1957 - 1988

Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Alitalia >Alitalia - Linee Aeree Italiane >Alitalia

Alitalia Cargo System   

1969* - 2009

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Alitalia CityLiner   

2009 - date

Active

^ Comments : Alitalia CityLiner commenced operations 07Jun2006 as Air One Cityliner & was renamed on 20Apr2011

^ Genealogy : Air One Cityliner >Alitalia CityLiner

Alitalia Express (CAI First (Compagnia Aerea Italiana)  updated

1997 - 2015

Renamed

^ Comments : Alitalia Express was founded from the defunct Avianova in 1997. Acquired Gandalf Airlines assets in 2004. Started operations on 01Oct1997 & was integrated into mainline Alitalia on 06Feb2015

^ Genealogy : Avianova +>Alitalia Express >>Alitalia

Alitalia Team   

1996 - 2004*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aliway Airlines   

2000* - 2000*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

AlpiEagles (Alpi Eagles)   

1996 - 2008

Inactive

^ Comments : ALPI Eagles ceased operations on 01Jan2008

^ Genealogy :  

Altair   

1967* - 1984*

Inactive

^ Comments : Altair a small charter operator using Caravelle aircraft. Eventually ceased operations.

^ Genealogy :  

AMI   

**** - ****

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Antares Airlines   

**** - ****

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Aqua Airlines   

(2007)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Arabian American Airlines   

1951* - 1952

Inactive

^ Comments : Rome/Karachi based

^ Genealogy :  

Artair of Arta   

(2001)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Assofly Airlines   

1999* - 1999*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

ATI (Aero Transporti Italiani)   

1964 - 1990*

Renamed

^ Comments : ATI (Aero Transporti Italiani) was established on 13Dec1963

^ Genealogy : Aermediterranea >>ATI >>Alitalia

Avianova   

1987 - 1996

Inactive

^ Comments : Avianova was formed in Dec1986 & began operations in Aug1987

^ Genealogy : Aliblu >>Avianova

Avicom   

(****)

Began?

^ Comments : Planned to link Ancona and Milan Linate with Jetsteam 31 but never started

^ Genealogy :  

Avio Ares   

(1999)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Avio Ligure   

1976 - 1979*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Avion Express Italia   

2011 - 2011

Status?

^ Comments : Avion Express ceased operations in Sep2011

^ Genealogy :  

Aviosarda Airlines   

1997* - 1999*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Azzurra Air (Azzurrair)   

1996 - 2004

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

BelleAir Europe   

2010 - 2013

Inactive

^ Comments : Belle Air Europe was founded in 2009 and based in Ancona, Italy. It ceased operations two days after the parent company on 26Nov2013

^ Genealogy :  

Benair International Freight   

1998* - 1999*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Besit Servizi Aerei   

1999* - 1999*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Billion Air   

(2003)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Billion Air   

(2015

Began?

^ Comments : Billion Air intended to operate B.737 aircraft configured with only 52 seats but did not launch

^ Genealogy :  

Blu Air   

2003 - 2003*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Blu Express   

2005 - date

Active

^ Comments : Blu Express is the low-cost arm of Blue Panorama Airlines. Operations started on 21Nov2005

^ Genealogy :  

Blue   

2004* - 2004*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Blue Panorama   

1998 - date

Active

^ Comments : Blue Panorama was established by tour operator Astra Travel on 03Sep1998 & operations started on 15Dec1998

^ Genealogy :  

Blue Wings Air   

(2014)

Began?

^ Comments : Blue Wings Air intended to operate out of Foggia but never started operations

^ Genealogy :  

BlueLine   

(2002)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Cadabo   

1980 - 1986

Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Cadabo >Alinord >>Unifly Express

CargoItalia   

2006 - 2011

Inactive

^ Comments : CargoItalia ceased operation on 13Oct2008 and 2009 but restarted each time. Ceased operating late Dec2011

^ Genealogy :  

Cargolux Italia   

2009 - date

Active

^ Comments : Cargolux Italia started operations on 13Jun2009

^ Genealogy :  

Cassiopea Line   

(2010)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Ciao Fly (CiaoFly)   

2002 - 2002

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

CityFly   

2004* - 2006*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Club Air Italy   

2002 - 2008

Inactive

^ Comments : Club Air Italy, AOC was withdrawn by ENAC on 12Dec2006. Restarted under new management but ceased operations on 23May2008

^ Genealogy :  

Columbia   

**** - ****

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Compagnia Aerea Mediterranea   

**** - ****

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Compagnia Generale Ripreseaeree   

1999* - 2006*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Compagnia Italians Elicotteri   

1956 - 1969*

Status?

^ Comments : Compagnia Italians Elicotteri began helicopter operations in 1956 and is based on the Gestione Heliport

^ Genealogy :  

Consulta   

2008* - 2008*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Corse Mediterranee   

1990 - 2001*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Cosmic Air   

(2004)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Dolphin Air Express   

2004* - 2004*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

E R Air (Emilia Romagna Airlines)   

1999* - 1999*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Eagles Airlines   

2010 - 2011

Renamed

^ Comments : PRiMA Aero Trasport Italiani launched operations in Aug2010 as Eagles Airlines. Changed its name on 27May2011 & operated its last flight on 30Oct2011

^ Genealogy : Eagles Airlines >PRiMA

EAS Aeroservici   

2002* - 2002*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Easy Islands   

2002* - 2004*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

EBA Italy   

1993* - 1996

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

ELBAFly   

2006* - date

Active

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Eliambasador   

1991* - 1991*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Elieolie by Dedalus   

2010* - 2011*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

ELI-Linee Italiane   

1956* - 1959

Renamed

^ Comments : Elivie was established in Nov1956 under the ELI-Linee Italiane name. In 1970, Alitalia stopped the Elivie operations, because he considered unprofitable

^ Genealogy : ELI-Linee Italiane >Elivie

ELIPDANA (Societa Alta Italia Trasporte Elicotteri)   

1960* - 1961

Inactive

^ Comments : ELIPDANA was formed in Milan in 1959

^ Genealogy :  

Elivie (Societa Italiana Esercizio Elicotteri)   

1959 - 1970

Inactive

^ Comments : Elivie was established in Nov1956 under the ELI-Linee Italiane name. In 1970, Alitalia stopped the Elivie operations, because he considered unprofitable

^ Genealogy : ELI-Linee Italiane >Elivie

EuReCa (European Regional Carrier)   

1998 - 2002

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : EuReCa

Eurofly  updated

1990 - 2010

Renamed

^ Comments : Passenger charter airline mostly on holiday routes to Europe, Africa and the Caribbean [Meridiana was founded with the name of Alisarda on 29Mar1963 by Prince Karim al-Hussain Aga Khan, with the intent to promote tourism in Sardinia. Scheduled operations started 30Jun1964. Renamed to Meridiana in 03May1991. On 28Feb2010, Meridiana and Eurofly merged to create Italy's second biggest airline, Meridiana Fly. From Apr2013, Air Italy operated entirely on behalf of Meridiana using their corporate design. The name Air Italy is no longer used in public and the airline was rebranded back to Meridiana]

^ Genealogy : Eurofly + Meridiana =>Meridiana Fly >Meridiana

Eurofly Services   

1998* - 2010*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Eurojet Italia   

1987* - 2007

Renamed

^ Comments : Air4 was established in 1987 as Eurojet Italia

^ Genealogy : Eurojet Italia >Air4

eVolavia   

2007 - 2007

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Executive Blue   

2004* - 2006*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Explora Italia   

(2009)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

FAR Airlines   

1994 - 1999

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Federico II Airways   

1998 - 2001

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Fly Ernest (Ernest)  updated

2016 - 2017

Restarting

^ Comments : Fly Ernest commenced service operations on 01Jul2016 with a three times weekly Tirana-Ancona service. Flights are operated by Mistral Air. Now reported that the airline has halted operations prior to a restart

^ Genealogy :  

Fly Mediterraneo   

(2002)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Fly Wex   

2006* - 2009*

Inactive

^ Comments : Fly Wex was formed as SixCargo in 2001. Charter services out of Verona Villafranca International Airport

^ Genealogy : SixCargo >Fly Wex

Flyonair   

2009 - date

Active

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : On Air >Flyonair

FlyOristano   

2010 - 2011

Inactive

^ Comments : FlyOristano was a regional airline based in Oristano, Italy. Its main base was Oristano-Fenosu Airport. Flight operations began on 03Jun2010

^ Genealogy :  

Fortune Aviation   

1994* - 1995

Renamed

^ Comments : Fortune Aviation was established at Rome in Jan1994 to offer nonscheduled passenger services to Trieste and other regional destinations. Air One took over the flying operations of Noman (fomerly lnown as Fortune Aviation) in Mar1997

^ Genealogy : Fortune Aviation >Noman +>Air One >>Alitalia

Foxair (Fox Air)   

2003* - 2008*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Frederico II Airways   

1999* - 2002

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Free Airlines   

1996* - 2001*

Status?

^ Comments : Free Airlines was formed in 1996 as a charter, international and domestic, passenger and cargo airline

^ Genealogy :  

Free Airways (FreeAirways)   

2002 - 2003*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

G7 Airlines   

(2005)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Galileo Airlines   

(1999)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Gandalf Airlines  updated

1999 - 2004

Inactive

^ Comments : Gandalf Airlines provided services from Bergamo on international and regional services. Ceased operations in early 2004 and assets taken over by Alitalia Express

^ Genealogy : Gandalf Airlines +>Alitalia Express >>Alitalia

Gitanair   

1989* - 1990*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Goldwing Airlines   

2000 - 2001

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Grandexel   

(2004)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Hours Airlines Tase (Orario Linee Aereo Taseo)   

**** - ****

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Icaro   

2004* - 2006*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Idrolines   

2009 - 2011*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Intavia   

**** - ****

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

International Flying Services   

1989* - 1998

Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >EuReCa

Italair   

1996* - 2001*

Inactive

^ Comments : Italair was formed in 1996 as a regional passenger services within Italy, with extensions to the French Riviera

^ Genealogy :  

Italfly   

(2002*)

Began?

^ Comments : Italfly was renamed to Alisea Airlines prior to starting

^ Genealogy : Italfly >Alisea Airlines

ItAli Airlines   

2004 - 2011

Inactive

^ Comments : ItAli Airlines was formed 1984 as Air Columbia, renamed to TAI in 2004 and to the current name in 2004

^ Genealogy : Air Columbia >TAI (Transporti Aerei Italiani) >ItAli Airlines

Italian National Airlines   

(2000)

Renamed

^ Comments : Italian National Airlines was renamed to National Jets Italia prior to start-up. BA franchise, a scheduled, international & regional passenger carrier. Suspended operations in late 2001, financial reasons

^ Genealogy : Italian National Airlines >National Jet Italia

Italiatours Airlines   

2009 - 2009

Inactive

^ Comments : Italiatours Airlines had it's AOC suspended by Italy’s Civil Aviation Authority, ENAC. The airline had not operated any flights since 21 Sep2013

^ Genealogy :  

ItalJet   

1991* - 1991*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Italy First (ItalyFirst)   

1999* - 2005

Inactive

^ Comments : Italy First was a Milan Malpensa based airline providing regional scheduled services that was formed in 1999

^ Genealogy :  

Itavia (Aerolinee Itavia)   

1962 - 1980

Inactive

^ Comments : Aerolinee Itavia was formed in Apr1958 as Societa di Navigazione Aerea Itavia and started operations in Jul1959. In Nov1962 the name Aerolinee Itavia was adopted

^ Genealogy : Societa di Navigazione Aerea Itavia >Itavia

JetX   

2004 - 2004

Inactive

^ Comments : Primera Air Scandinavia, regional and international charter carrier that originated in Italy as JetX and moved to Iceland & then Denmark

^ Genealogy : JetX >Primera Air >Primera Air Scandinavia

Jonio Airlines   

2006 - 2006*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

LAI (Linee Aeree Italiane)   

1933* - 1957

Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : LAI +>Alitalia

Lauda Air Italia   

1993 - 2003

Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Lauda Air Italia >Livingston Energy Flight +>Livingston

Levriero Fly   

2009 - 2010*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Link AirExpress   

2006 - 2008*

Inactive

^ Comments : Link AirExpress was a cargo airline based in Peschiera Borromeo, Milan, & was an all-cargo airline operating domestic scheduled services

^ Genealogy :  

Livingston Compagnia Aerea (New Livingston)   

2012 - 2014

Inactive

^ Comments : Livingston Compagnia Aerea was established on 11Nov2011. Acquired assets of Livingston Energy Flight on 15Dec2011. Started operations on 31Mar2012 & ceased on 06Oct2014

^ Genealogy : Lauda Air Italia >Livingston Energy Flight +>Livingston

Livingston Energy Flight   

2003 - 2010

Renamed

^ Comments : Livingston Energy Flight was established on 13Jan2003. Temporarily suspended operations as of 09Oct2010 & finally their AOC was revoked as of 14Oct2010

^ Genealogy : Lauda Air Italia >Livingston Energy Flight +>Livingston

Lufthansa Italia   

2009 - 2011

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Med Airlines   

1998 - 2001

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Mediteravia   

1959 - 1964*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Megaride Air   

2012 - date

Active

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Meridiana  updated

1991 - 2010

Renamed

^ Comments : [Meridiana was founded with the name of Alisarda on 29Mar1963 by Prince Karim al-Hussain Aga Khan, with the intent to promote tourism in Sardinia. Scheduled operations started 30Jun1964. Renamed to Meridiana in 03May1991. On 28Feb2010, Meridiana and Eurofly merged to create Italy's second biggest airline, Meridiana Fly. From Apr2013, Air Italy operated entirely on behalf of Meridiana using their corporate design. The name Air Italy is no longer used in public and the airline was rebranded back to Meridiana]

^ Genealogy : Eurofly + Meridiana =>Meridiana >Meridiana Fly >Meridiana

Meridiana  added

2013 - date

Active

^ Comments : Meridiana was founded with the name of Alisarda on 29Mar1963 by Prince Karim al-Hussain Aga Khan, with the intent to promote tourism in Sardinia. Scheduled operations started 30Jun1964. Renamed to Meridiana in 03May1991. On 28Feb2010, Meridiana and Eurofly merged to create Italy's second biggest airline, Meridiana Fly. From Apr2013, Air Italy operated entirely on behalf of Meridiana using their corporate design. The name Air Italy is no longer used in public and the airline was rebranded back to Meridiana

^ Genealogy : Eurofly + Meridiana =>Meridiana >Meridiana Fly >Meridiana

Meridiana Fly  updated

2010 - 2013

Renamed

^ Comments : [Meridiana was founded with the name of Alisarda on 29Mar1963 by Prince Karim al-Hussain Aga Khan, with the intent to promote tourism in Sardinia. Scheduled operations started 30Jun1964. Renamed to Meridiana in 03May1991. On 28Feb2010, Meridiana and Eurofly merged to create Italy's second biggest airline, Meridiana Fly. From Apr2013, Air Italy operated entirely on behalf of Meridiana using their corporate design. The name Air Italy is no longer used in public and the airline was rebranded back to Meridiana]

^ Genealogy : Eurofly + Meridiana =>Meridiana >Meridiana Fly >Meridiana

Milair   

1988* - 1993

Renamed

^ Comments : Alistar (formerly Milair) is a Milan-based airline formed in Feb1990 to start scheduled services, flying from Milan to Rome, Verona and Catania

^ Genealogy : Milair >Alistar

Millenium Airlines   

(2002)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Minerva Airlines   

1996 - 2003

Inactive

^ Comments : Minerva Airlines was a regional airline operating behalf of Alitalia. Formed in 1993 & suspended operations due to bankruptcy on 25Oct2003

^ Genealogy :  

MiniLiner   

1982 - 2015

Inactive

^ Comments : MiniLiner was founded in Oct1981 & operations started on 30Jun1982. Had its AOC suspended by the ENAC on 31Jan2015

^ Genealogy :  

Mistral Air   

1984 - date

Active

^ Comments : Mistral Air was founded in 1981 & operations started on 30Jun1984

^ Genealogy :  

Moonflower Airlines   

(2001)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

MyAir (MyWay Airlines)   

2004 - 2009

Inactive

^ Comments : MyAir was a low cost carrier formed by a group of former Volare managers. The Italian Civil Aviation Authority suspended AOC due to financial & service failures on 24Jul2009

^ Genealogy :  

National Jets Italia   

2000 - 2001

Inactive

^ Comments : Italian National Airlines was renamed to National Jets Italia prior to start-up. BA franchise, a scheduled, international & regional passenger carrier. Suspended operations in late 2001, financial reasons

^ Genealogy : Italian National Airlines >National Jet Italia

NEOS   

2002 - date

Active

^ Comments : NEOS was established on 22Jun2001 & launched revenue services on 08Mar2002. Launched scheduled services in Oct2002 on routes to Cape Verde.

^ Genealogy :  

Noman   

1994 - 1997

Renamed

^ Comments : Fortune Aviation is established at Rome in Jan1994 to offer nonscheduled passenger services to Trieste and other regional destinations. Air One took over the flying operations of Noman (fomerly lnown as Fortune Aviation) in Mar1997

^ Genealogy : Fortune Aviation >Noman +>Air One >>Alitalia

Ocean Airlines  updated

2004 - 2008

Inactive

^ Comments : Ocean Airlines was formed in 2003 as a freight opertator at Brescia's Montichiari Airport when the new cargo terminal opened. Ceased operations on 25Apr2008

^ Genealogy :  

On Air   

2006 - 2009

Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : On Air >Flyonair

Panair (Pan Air)   

1979* - 2004

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Par Avion   

(1994)

Began?

^ Comments : Par Avion intended to start cargo services out of Malpensa, Milan. Unsure if started

^ Genealogy :  

PeopleFly   

(2016)

Began?

^ Comments : PeopleFly, a Cagliari Elmas (CAG) carrier, is hoping to operate as from 28Oct2016

^ Genealogy :  

Phoenix Air   

(1997*)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Pinnair   

(2000)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Posta Aerea Transadriatica   

1918 - 1919*

Status?

^ Comments : Posta Aerea Transadriatica began regular mail flights from Venice on 25Nov1918

^ Genealogy :  

PRiMA Aero Trasporti Italiani   

2011 - 2011

Inactive

^ Comments : PRiMA Aero Trasport Italiani launched operations in Aug2010 as Eagles Airlines. Changed its name on 27May2011 & operated its last flight on 30Oct2011

^ Genealogy : Eagles Airlines >PRiMA

Puglia Air   

(2003)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

RegionAli   

(2004)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

RIV   

**** - ****

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Roma Blue Express   

(2005)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Sagittair   

1992* - 1992*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Aerotaxi Sud >Sagittair

Salpanavi (Societa di Navigazione Aerea)   

1947* - 1948

Renamed

^ Comments : Salpanavi merged into Aereo Teseo in 1948

^ Genealogy : Salpanavi >Aereo Teseo

SAM (Societa Aerea Mediterranea)  updated

1960* - 1990*

Renamed

^ Comments : SAM was formed in Nov1960 as a non-IATA carrier affiliated to Alitalia. scheduled DC-3 services between Venice and Trieste began in Dec1961 Rome based holiday charter carrier. Operated Caravelle aircraft [ALITALIA began operations as a domestic carrier called Aerolinee Italiane Internazionale and known as ALITALIA. Added international services in1948. Acquired routes and equipment of LAI in 1957. Charter company AERMEDITERRANEA was founded in 1981 but closed down. Charter subsiduary SAM and domestic subsiduary ATI have now been fully integrated. Acquired the operations of AVIANOVA plus AIR ONEand VOLAREWEB.COM in 2009]

^ Genealogy : SAM (Societa Aerea Mediterranea) >>Alitalia

SAM (Societal Aerea Mediterranea)  updated

1928 - 1934

Renamed

^ Comments : SAM was founded on 26Mar1928. Merged with SANA, SISA & AEI to form Ala Littoria in 1934 [ALA LITTORIA was founded in 1923 as AERO EXPRESSO ITALIANA. In 1934, the airline merged with NAVIGAZIONE AEREA - SANA, SISA ( Società Italiana Servizi Aerei) and SAM (Società Aerea Mediterranea), the pre-war national airline of Italy. In 1935, SOCIETA ADRIA AERO LLOYD in Albania (then de facto an Italian colony) and NORD AFRICA AVIAZIONE, operating in the Italian colonies of Libya were integrated in. The airline was used by the Italian military at the start of World War II and ceased operations]

^ Genealogy : SAM + SANA + SISA + AEI =>Ala Littoria

SANA (Società Area Navigazione Aerea)   

1925* - 1934

Renamed

^ Comments : Ala Littoria was formed in 1934 by a merger of Società Aerea Mediterranea (SAM), Società Anonima Navigazione Aerea (SANA), Società Italiana Servizi Aerei (SISA) and Aero Espresso Italiana (AEI)

^ Genealogy : SAM + SANA + SISA + AEI =>Ala Littoria

Sardairline   

(1997)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SATT (Societa Avio Trasporti Torino)   

1964* - 1968

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Serib Wings   

1995* - 1995*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Servizi Aerei   

1982* - date

Active

^ Comments : Servizi Aerei was founded in 1982. Itis Business & Private Charter based at Rome Ciampino Giovan-Battista Pastine International (CIA)

^ Genealogy :  

SiFly (Si Fly)   

1999 - 2000

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Sirio   

2006* - 2010*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SISA (Società Italiana Servizi Aerei)   

1947* - 1949*

Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Alitalia

SISA (Societa Italiane Servizi Aerei)  updated

1926 - 1934

Renamed

^ Comments : SISA began operations linking Trieste, Venice, Pavia, and Turin on 01Apr1926. Merged with SANA, SAM & AEI to form Ala Littoria in 1934 [ALA LITTORIA was founded in 1923 as AERO EXPRESSO ITALIANA. In 1934, the airline merged with NAVIGAZIONE AEREA - SANA, SISA (Società Italiana Servizi Aerei) and SAM (Società Aerea Mediterranea), the pre-war national airline of Italy. In 1935, SOCIETA ADRIA AERO LLOYD in Albania (then de facto an Italian colony) and NORD AFRICA AVIAZIONE, operating in the Italian colonies of Libya were integrated in. The airline was used by the Italian military at the start of World War II and ceased operations]

^ Genealogy : SAM + SANA + SISA + AEI =>Ala Littoria

SixCargo   

2001 - 2006*

Renamed

^ Comments : Fly Wex was formed as SixCargo in 2001. Charter services out of Verona Villafranca International Airport

^ Genealogy : SixCargo >Fly Wex

SkyBridge Airops   

2005 - 2015

Inactive

^ Comments : temporarily suspended services

^ Genealogy :  

Skytrain Airlines   

2012* - date

Active

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Skyworld  updated

(2008)

Began?

^ Comments : Skyworld intende to operate services out of Venice Marco Polo but never started

^ Genealogy :  

SLAM   

(2000)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Small Planet Airlines Italia   

2010 - 2014

Inactive

^ Comments : Small Planet Airlines Italia ceased operations on 17Jan2014 & AOC revoked on 21Jan2014

^ Genealogy :  

SmartLynx Italia   

2009 - date

Active

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Societa di Navigazione Aerea Itavia   

1959 - 1962

Renamed

^ Comments : Aerolinee Itavia was formed in Apr1958 as Societa di Navigazione Aerea Itavia and started operations in Jul1959. In Nov1962 the name Aerolinee Itavia was adopted

^ Genealogy : Societa di Navigazione Aerea Itavia >Itavia

SolAir   

2001 - 2001*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SoleAir   

2016 - date

Active

^ Comments : SoleAir contracted Romania's Aviro Air to operate BAe 146-300. Started operations

^ Genealogy :  

Starline   

(1979*)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Sunline   

1994* - 1994*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SW Italia   

2015 - date

Active

^ Comments : SW Italia started scheduled cargo services in Jan2015

^ Genealogy :  

TAER (Trasporti Aerei Emiliano Romagnoli)   

(1978)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

TAI (Transporti Aerei Italiani)   

2003 - 2004

Renamed

^ Comments : ItAli Airlines was formed 1984 as Air Columbia, renamed to TAI in 2004 and to the current name in 2004

^ Genealogy : Air Columbia >TAI (Transporti Aerei Italiani) >ItAli Airlines

TAS Airways (Transporti Aerei Speciali)   

1988* - 1994

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

TEA Italy   

1990* - 1995*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Teorema Tour   

(2005)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Transadriatica   

1947* - 1949*

Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : ALI (Avio Linee Italiane) >ALI ( Flotte Riunite) +>LAI >Alitalia

Transadriatica (Società Anonima di Navigazione Aerea Transadriatica)   

1926 - 1931

Renamed

^ Comments : Transadriatica (Società Anonima di Navigazione Aerea Transadriatica) was formed in 1925

^ Genealogy : >Ala Littoria

Transavia  added

1961 - 1962*

Status?

^ Comments : Transavia was an independent carrier that began operations in 1961 and specialised in the transport of newspapers within Italy

^ Genealogy :  

Transavio   

1990* - 1995

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Transeuropa   

(1998*)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Trawel Fly   

2009 - 2014

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Turavia Tourist Airlines   

1967* - 1968*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Unifly   

1980 - 1989

Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Unifly >Unifly Express

Unifly Express   

1989 - 1990

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Unifly >Unifly Express

Universair   

1989* - 1989*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Victoria Airlines   

1998* - 1998*

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

VIP-Air   

1967* - 1979*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Volare  added

1998 - 2005*

Renamed

^ Comments : Volareweb.com was a low fare carrier started by the Volare group as Volare to operate internet booked services linking major Italian cities. Ceased operations on 12Jan2009 & license suspended in Nov2004 for financial reasons [ALITALIA began operations as a domestic carrier called Aerolinee Italiane Internazionale and known as ALITALIA. Added international services in1948. Acquired routes and equipment of LAI in 1957. Charter company AERMEDITERRANEA was founded in 1981 but closed down. Charter subsiduary SAM and domestic subsiduary ATI have now been fully integrated. Acquired the operations of AVIANOVA plus AIR ONEand VOLAREWEB.COM in Jan2009]

^ Genealogy : Volare >Volareweb.com >>Alitalia

Volare Airlines   

1998 - 2004

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Volareweb.com  updated

2005* - 2009

Renamed

^ Comments : Volareweb.com was a low fare carrier started by the Volare group as Volare to operate internet booked services linking major Italian cities. Ceased operations on 12Jan2009 & license suspended in Nov2004 for financial reasons [ALITALIA began operations as a domestic carrier called Aerolinee Italiane Internazionale and known as ALITALIA. Added international services in1948. Acquired routes and equipment of LAI in 1957. Charter company AERMEDITERRANEA was founded in 1981 but closed down. Charter subsiduary SAM and domestic subsiduary ATI have now been fully integrated. Acquired the operations of AVIANOVA plus AIR ONEand VOLAREWEB.COM in Jan2009]

^ Genealogy : Volare >Volareweb.com >>Alitalia

VolaSalerno   

2008* - 2008

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Voli Regionali   

2005 - 2005*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

VoliAmo   

2007 - 2008*

Status?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

WikiFly   

(2012)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Windjet   

2003 - 2012

Inactive

^ Comments : Windjet was established in 2003, started operations on 17Jun2003 & ceased on 11Aug2012

^ Genealogy :  

Wing   

(2004)

Began?

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Yes Air   

2005 - 2005

Inactive

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

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