Blue Panorama Airlines

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Blue Panorama Airlines
Blue Panorama Airlines logo
IATA
BV[1]
ICAO
BPA[2]
Callsign
BLUE PANORAMA
Founded 3 September 1998
Operating bases
Fleet size 10
Destinations 39
Headquarters Fiumicino, Rome, Italy
Key people Franco Pecci, Chairman
Website 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.[3] Blu-express is the brand name for low-cost short and medium range flights operated by Blue Panorama.[4] Additional business charter flights are operated under the name Executive Blue.[5]

History[edit]

Blue Panorama is a private Italian airline operating intercontinental, international and national charter and scheduled flights.[6][7] It was founded in Rome in 1998,[8] and has been an IATA member since 2002 (BV IATA code).[9][10] The company is based in Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport, Rome, and in Malpensa Airport, Milan.

Since 2005, Blue Panorama Airlines' Boeing 737 fleet has operated national and international flights for the Blu-Express low-cost division.[11]

In January 2012, Alitalia declared interest in a merger with Blue Panorama, as well as with Wind Jet, another Italian airline.[12][13][14][15][16][17] In April 2012 Alitalia decided not to proceed with the acquisitions.[18][19] In October 2012, Blue Panorama entered bankruptcy protection.[20][21] This license gave the airline the ability to restructure itself.[22][23][24]

On 25 November 2013, Blu-express started flights from Italy to Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza after Belle Air ceased operations there.[25][26]

In January 2014, Blue Panorama Airlines requested to be admitted to extraordinary administration procedure and the abandonment of the composition procedure in continuity.[27] The management of the airline is left to the company’s founder. Blue Panorama confirmed that company business and flights are fully operational.[28]

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]

Blue Panorama Boeing 767-300ER

The Blue Panorama fleet includes the following aircraft (as of October 2014):[29][30]

Blue Panorama Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Boeing 737-300 3 0 148 148 mainly used under the blu-express low-cost brand
Boeing 737-400 1 0 168 168 mainly used under the blu-express low-cost brand
Boeing 737-500 1 0 128 128 mainly used under the blu-express low-cost brand
Boeing 767-300ER 2 18 241 259
1 20 214 234
Piaggio P.180 Avanti 1 7 0 7 used for Executive Blue business charters
1 8 0 8
Total 10

Trivia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IATA - Airline and Airport Code Search". iata.org. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Elenco delle imprese titolari di licenza di trasporto aereo". enac.gov.it. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Blue Panorama Airlines
  4. ^ Airline Information Blu-express
  5. ^ fonte: Executive Blue web site
  6. ^ Profile Blue Panorama Airlines
  7. ^ Blu Express airline
  8. ^ Blue Panorama Airlines information
  9. ^ IATA current airline members
  10. ^ Blue Panorama airlines information
  11. ^ Blu Express to start in Rome-Moscow service
  12. ^ Alitalia plans merger with Blue Panorama and Wind Jet
  13. ^ Alitalia to merge with Wind Jet and Blue Panorama Airlines
  14. ^ The integration of Blue Panorama, Wind Jet and Alitalia
  15. ^ Alitalia, Blue Panorama and Wind Jet plan to merge
  16. ^ Alitalia moves ahead with a merger with Blue Panorama and Wind Jet
  17. ^ Alitalia plans merger with Blue Panorama and Wind Jet
  18. ^ Integration of Wind Jet operations with Alitalia receives Board approval
  19. ^ Alitalia will integrate Wind Jet: operation approved
  20. ^ Italy’s Blue Panorama enters bankruptcy protection
  21. ^ Blue Panorama filed for bankruptcy protection
  22. ^ Blue Panorama Airlines enters into bankruptcy protection and reorganization
  23. ^ Blue Panorama filed for bankruptcy protection
  24. ^ Blue Panorama applies for bankruptcy protection, continues operations
  25. ^ Albania, Belle Air stops flights
  26. ^ Belle Air ceases operations
  27. ^ Blue Panorama confirms business continuity and that its flights are fully operational
  28. ^ Blue Panorama Airlines enters administration, in negotiations with an 'international investor'
  29. ^ "Our Fleet". Blue Panorama Airlines. 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  30. ^ "Blue Panorama Airlines". CH-Aviation. 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 

External links[edit]

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