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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)
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20May15updateSW Italia: status changed to 'Active; as carrier started operations in January 2015
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
AirlineOperating DatesStatusCommentsGenealogy

 4air.it

(2004)Began?  

 Aeral

1958* - 1980Inactive  

 Aeralpi

1963* - 1968InactiveAeralpi was founded in 1963 

 Aereo Teseo

1947 - 1948Inactive Aereo Teseo

 Aerfly

(2009)Began?  

 Aermediterranea

1981 - 1985Renamed >Alitalia

 Aero Expresso Italiana

1923* - 1934RenamedAero Expresso Italiana was founded in 1923>Ala Littoria

 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 - 2013Renamedstarted operations on 29May2005>Meridiana

 Air Liguria

(2001)Began?  

 Air One

1988 - 2009Renamed >Alitalia

 Air One Cityliner

2006 - 2009Renamedcommenced operations 07Jun06 & renamed Alitalia CityLiner on 20Apr11Air One Cityliner >Alitalia CityLiner

 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 - dateActive Air4

 Airaia

2001^ - dateActive  

 Airone (Compagnia Transporte Aerei)

1947* - 1949*Renamed >Alitalia

 AirSal

2004* - 2005*Inactive  

 Airumbria (Air Umbria)

1992^ - dateActive  

 Ala Littoria

1934 - 1940Inactive Ala Littoria

 Alba Servizi Aerotransporte

2007* - 2007*Status?  

 ALI ( Flotte Riunite)

1949 - 1952InactiveALI is absorbed by LAI on 31Mar1952>Alitalia

 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 - 1991RenamedAlisarda was set up by Prince Karim al-Hussayn Aga on 29Mar1963>Meridiana

 AliSardegna

(2007)Began?  

 Alisea Airlines

2002 - 2003Inactive Alisea Airlines

 Alistar

1992 - 1993Inactive Alistar

 Alisud (Compagnia Aerea Meridionale)

1963 - 1964Inactive  

 Alitalia

1947 - dateActiveoperated its first domestic flight btween Turin-Rome-Catania on 05May1947Alitalia

 Alitalia Cargo System

1969* - 2009Inactive  

 Alitalia CityLiner

2009 - dateActivecommenced operations 07Jun06 as Air One Cityliner & renamed 20Apr2011Air One Cityliner >Alitalia CityLiner

 Alitalia Express (CAI First (Compagnia Aerea Italiana)

1997 - 2015RenamedAlitalia Express was integrated into mainline Alitalia 06Feb2015>Alitalia

 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* - 1952InactiveRome/Karachi based 

 Artair of Arta

(2001)Began?  

 Assofly Airlines

1999* - 1999*Inactive  

 ATI (Aero Transporti Italiani)

1964 - 1990*Renamed >Alitalia

 Avianova

1987* - 1996Inactive Avianova

 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 >PlannedBillion Air intend to 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 - dateActiveCargolux Italia started operations on 13Jun2009 

 Cassiopea Line

(2010)Began?  

 Ciao Fly (CiaoFly)

2002 - 2002Inactive  

 CityFly

2004* - 2006*Status?  

 Club Air

2002 - 2008InactiveClub Air Italy ceased operations on 23May2008 

 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 - 2011Renamed PRiMA

 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 - 1970Inactive Elivie

 EuReCa (European Regional Carrier)

1998 - 2002Inactive EuReCa

 Eurofly

1990 - 2010RenamedEurofly is established on 26May1989>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*Inactive Fly Wex

 Flyonair

2009 - dateActive Flyonair

 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 - 2011Inactive ItAli 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 - 1980Inactive Itavia

 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 - 2014InactiveLivingston Compagnia Aerea ceased all operations on 07Oct2014Livingston

 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 - dateActive Meridiana

 Meridiana Fly

2010 - 2013Renamed >Meridiana

 Milair

1988* - 1993Renamed >Alistar

 Millenium Airlines

(2002)Began?  

 Minerva Airlines

1996 - 2003Inactive  

 MiniLiner

1982 - 2015InactiveAOC suspended by the ENAC Jan1931 

 Mistral Air

1984 - dateActive  

 Moonflower Airlines

(2001)Began?  

 MyAir (MyWay Airlines)

2004 - 2009Inactive  

 National Jets Italia

2000 - 2001Inactive National Jet Italia

 Navigazione Aerea - SANA

1925* - 1934Renamed >Ala Littoria

 NEOS

2002 - dateActive  

 Noman

1994 - 1997Renamed >Alitalia

 Ocean Airlines

2004 - 2008Inactiveceased operations on 25Apr2008 

 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 - 2011Inactive PRiMA

 Puglia Air

(2003)Began?  

 RegionAli

(2004)Began?  

 RIV

**** - ****Status?  

 Roma Blue Express

(2005)Began?  

 Sagittair

1992* - 1992*Inactive Sagittair

 Salpanavi (Societa di Navigazione Aerea)

1947* - 1948Renamed Salpanavi >Aereo Teseo

 SAM (Societa Aerea Mediterranea)

1960* - 1990*Renamed >Alitalia

 SAM (Societal Aerea Mediterranea)

1928 - 1934RenamedSAM was founded on 26Mar1928>Ala Littoria

 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 - 1934Renamedbegan operations linking Trieste, Venice, Pavia, and Turin on 01Apr1926>Ala Littoria

 SixCargo

2001 - 2006*Renamed >Fly Wex

 SkyBridge Airops

2005 - 2015Inactivetemporarily suspended services 

 Skytrain Airlines

2012* - dateActive  

 Skyworld

(2008)Began?  

 SLAM

(2000)Began?  

 Small Planet Airlines Italia

2010 - 2014Inactiveceased operations on 17Jan2014 & AOC revoked on 21Jan2014 

 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 - dateActivestarted scheduled cargo services on Jan2015 

 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 - 1990Inactive Unifly 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 - 2012Inactivestarted operations on 17Jun2003 & ceased operations on 11Aug2012 

 Wing

(2004)Began?  

 Yes Air

2005 - 2005Inactive  

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