|Hubs||Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport|
|Focus cities||Catania, Napoli|
|Destinations||scheduled and charter|
|Parent company||Poste Italiane S.p.A.|
|Key people||Bud Spencer (founder)|
Mistral Air srl is a cargo and charter passenger airline based in Rome, Italy. It operates scheduled cargo services on behalf of TNT Global Express and Poste Italiane. It also undertakes flight training. Its main base is Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport, with a hub at Bologna Airport.
The airline has also been contracted by the Vatican (Holy See) to fly Pilgrims to holy sites such as Lourdes, Fátima, Santiago de Compostela, Medjugorje across Mostar, Israel (Holy Land), Poland and Mexico. The first flight went from Rome to Lourdes on 27 August 2007 transporting the vicar of Rome, Cardinal Camillo Ruini.
The airline operates charter flights between Cork (Ireland) and Verona (Italy) once a week, during Summer 2010 on behalf of Irish tour operator "Topflight".
Mistral Air was established in 1981 by actor and former swimmer Bud Spencer and started operations in 1984. It was wholly owned by TNT N.V. until March 2002 when TNT sold a 75% stake to Poste Italiane.
As of August 2012, the Mistral Air fleet consists of the following aircraft with an average age of 22.1 years:
|ATR 42-300||1||Cargo||opb Air Contractors|
|ATR 72-500||2||64||opb Alitalia|
|Boeing 737-300QC||4||148 / Cargo||1 opf Poste italiane|
|Boeing 737-300QC||1||148||1 opb Jet Time (based at Naples airport)|
|Boeing 737-400||3||168||1 opf Trawel Fly
1 opf Poste italiane
|McDonnell Douglas MD-82||1||164||opb Bulgarian Air Charter|
Mistral Air has codeshare agreements with following airlines (as of January 2014):
- Hurghada- Hurghada airport / seasonal charter
- Marsa-Alam- Marsa Alam airport / seasonal charter
- Sharm-el Sheikh airport / seasonal charter
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