Blue Panorama Airlines

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Blue Panorama Airlines
Blue Panorama Airlines logo
IATA
BV
ICAO
BPA
Callsign
BLUE PANORAMA
Founded September 3, 1998 (1998-09-03)
Operating bases
Fleet size 9
Destinations 12
Headquarters Fiumicino, Rome, Italy
Key people Franco Pecci (Chairman)
Website www.blue-panorama.com

Blue Panorama Airlines S.p.A. is an Italian private airline founded in 1998 in Rome, operating scheduled and charter flights from Italy - especially Rome-Fiumicino and Milan-Malpensa - to various international destinations.[1]

Blu-express is the brand name for low-cost short and medium range flights operated by Blue Panorama.[2] Additional business charter flights are operated under the name Executive Blue.[3]

History[edit]

Blue Panorama is a private Italian airline operating intercontinental, international and national charter and scheduled flights.[4][5]

It was founded in Rome in 1998,[6] and has been an IATA member since 2002 (BV IATA code).[7][8] The company is based in Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport, Rome, and in Malpensa Airport, Milan. Blue Panorama Airlines fleet includes[9] 2 Boeing 767-300ER, 5 Boeing 737 (500, 400, 300) and 2 Piaggio P180 Avanti (Executive Blue) for air taxi services.

Since 2005, Blue Panorama Airlines' Boeing 737 fleet has operated national and international flights for the Blu-Express low-cost division.[10]

In January 2012, Alitalia declared interest in a merger with Blue Panorama, as well as with Wind Jet, another Italian airline.[11][12][13][14][15][16] In April 2012 Alitalia decided not to proceed with the acquisitions.[17][18]

In October 2012, Blue Panorama entered bankruptcy protection.[19][20] This license gave the airline the ability to restructure itself.[21][22][23]

On 25 November 2013, Blu-express started flights from Italy to Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza after Belle Air ceased operations there.[24][25]

In January 2014, Blue Panorama Airlines requested to be admitted to extraordinary administration procedure and the abandonment of the composition procedure in continuity.[26] The management of the airline is left to the company’s founder. Blue Panorama confirmed that company business and flights are fully operational.[27]

Destinations[edit]

These destinations are served by Blue Panorama Airlines and Blu-express as of 1 May 2014

[Hub] Hub
[Focus] Focus Airport
[F] Future destination
[S] Seasonal
[charter] Seasonal charter
[T] Terminated destination
City Country IATA ICAO Airport Refs
Bergamo  Italy BGY LIME Orio al Serio Airport
Bodrum  Turkey BJV LTFE Milas–Bodrum Airport [S]
Bologna  Italy BLQ LIPE Guglielmo Marconi Airport [Focus]
Cancún  Mexico CUN MMUN Cancún International Airport
Catania  Italy CTA LICC Catania-Fontanarossa Airport [S]
Cayo Largo del Sur  Cuba CYO MUCL Vilo Acuña Airport
Cephalonia  Greece EFL LGKF Cephalonia International Airport [S]
Corfu  Greece CFU LGKR Corfu International Airport [S]
Havana  Cuba HAV MUHA José Martí International Airport
Heraklion  Greece HER LGIR Heraklion International Airport [S]
Holguín  Cuba HOG MUHG Frank País Airport
Ibiza  Spain IBZ LEIB Ibiza Airport [S]
Kos  Greece KGS LGKO Kos Island International Airport [S]
La Romana  Dominican Republic LRM MDLR La Romana International Airport
Lampedusa  Italy LMP LICD Lampedusa Airport [S]
Lefkada  Greece PVK LGPZ Aktion National Airport [S]
Menorca  Spain MAH LEMH Menorca Airport [S]
Milan  Italy LIN LIML Linate Airport
Milan  Italy MXP LIMC Malpensa Airport [Focus]
Montego Bay  Jamaica MBJ MKJS Sangster International Airport
Moscow  Russia DME UUDD Domodedovo International Airport
Mykonos  Greece JMK LGMK Mykonos Island National Airport [S]
Palermo  Italy PMO LICJ Palermo Airport
Palma de Mallorca  Spain PMI LEPA Palma de Mallorca Airport [S]
Pantelleria  Italy PNL LICG Pantelleria Airport [S]
Pisa  Italy PSA LIRP Galileo Galilei Airport [S]
Reggio Calabria  Italy REG LICR Reggio Calabria Airport
Rhodes  Greece RHO LGRP Rhodes International Airport [S]
Rijeka  Croatia RJK LDRI Rijeka Airport [S]
Rome  Italy FCO LIRF Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport [Hub]
Santa Clara  Cuba SNU MUSC Abel Santamaría Airport
Santiago de Cuba  Cuba SCU MUCU Antonio Maceo Airport
Santorini  Greece JTR LGSR Santorini (Thira) National Airport [S]
Skiathos  Greece JSI LGSK Skiathos Island National Airport [S]
Tirana  Albania TIA LATI Tirana International Airport [Focus]
Turin  Italy TRN LIMF Turin Caselle Airport
Venice  Italy VCE LIPZ Marco Polo Airport
Verona  Italy VRN LIPX Villafranca Airport
Zakynthos  Greece ZTH LGZA Zakynthos International Airport [S]

Codeshare agreements[edit]

Blue Panorama Airlines maintains a codeshare agreement with Meridiana.

Fleet[edit]

The Blue Panorama fleet includes the following aircraft (as of April 2014):[28][29]

Blue Panorama Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Boeing 737-300 3 0 0 148 148 mainly used under the blu-express low-cost brand
Boeing 737-400 1 0 0 168 168 mainly used under the blu-express low-cost brand
Boeing 737-500 1 0 0 128 128 mainly used under the blu-express low-cost brand
Boeing 767-300ER 1 0 18 241 259
Boeing 767-300ER 1 0 20 214 234
Piaggio P.180 Avanti 1 0 7 0 7 used for Executive Blue business charters
Piaggio P.180 Avanti 1 0 8 0 8 used for Executive Blue business charters
Total 9

Trivia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blue Panorama Airlines
  2. ^ Airline Information Blu-express
  3. ^ fonte: Executive Blue web site
  4. ^ Profile Blue Panorama Airlines
  5. ^ Blu Express airline
  6. ^ Blue Panorama Airlines information
  7. ^ IATA current airline members
  8. ^ Blue Panorama airlines information
  9. ^ Fleet and Destinations Blue Panorama Airlines
  10. ^ Blu Express to start in Rome-Moscow service
  11. ^ Alitalia plans merger with Blue Panorama and Wind Jet
  12. ^ Alitalia to merge with Wind Jet and Blue Panorama Airlines
  13. ^ The integration of Blue Panorama, Wind Jet and Alitalia
  14. ^ Alitalia, Blue Panorama and Wind Jet plan to merge
  15. ^ Alitalia moves ahead with a merger with Blue Panorama and Wind Jet
  16. ^ Alitalia plans merger with Blue Panorama and Wind Jet
  17. ^ Integration of Wind Jet operationss with Alitalia receives Board approval
  18. ^ Alitalia will integrate Wind Jet: operation approved
  19. ^ Italy’s Blue Panorama enters bankruptcy protection
  20. ^ Blue Panorama filed for bankruptcy protection
  21. ^ Blue Panorama Airlines enters into bankruptcy protection and reorganization
  22. ^ Blue Panorama filed for bankruptcy protection
  23. ^ Blue Panorama applies for bankruptcy protection, continues operations
  24. ^ Albania, Belle Air stops flights
  25. ^ Belle Air ceases operations
  26. ^ Blue Panorama confirms business continuity and that its flights are fully operational
  27. ^ Blue Panorama Airlines enters administration, in negotiations with an 'international investor'
  28. ^ "Our Fleet". Blue Panorama Airlines. 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  29. ^ "Blue Panorama Airlines". CH-Aviation. 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 

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