Mistral Air

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Mistral Air
Mistral Air LOGO.svg
IATA
7M
ICAO
MSA
Callsign
MISTRAL
Founded 1981
Hubs Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport
Focus cities Catania, Napoli
Alliance none
Fleet size 10
Destinations scheduled and charter
Parent company Poste Italiane S.p.A.
Headquarters Rome, Italy
Key people Bud Spencer (founder)
Website http://www.mistralair.it

Mistral Air srl is a cargo and charter passenger airline based in Rome, Italy.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

The airline operates charter flights between Cork (Ireland) and Verona (Italy) once a week, during Summer 2010 on behalf of Irish tour operator "Topflight".

History[edit]

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.[2] until March 2002 when TNT sold a 75% stake to Poste Italiane.

Fleet[edit]

As of August 2012, the Mistral Air fleet consists of the following aircraft with an average age of 22.1 years:[4]

Mistral Air fleet
Aircraft In Service Passengers Notes
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
1 Stored
McDonnell Douglas MD-82 1 164 opb Bulgarian Air Charter
Total 12

Codeshare agreements[edit]

Mistral Air has codeshare agreements with following airlines (as of January 2014):

Destinations[edit]

  • Egypt Egypt
    • Hurganda- Hurganada airport / seasonal charter
    • Marsa-Alam- Marsa Alam airport / seasonal charter
    • Sharm-el Sheikh airport / seasonal charter

References[edit]

  1. ^ "index.swf." Mistral Air. Retrieved on 14 December 2011. "Sede legale Viale Lincoln nr 3 - 00144 ROMA (RM)"
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-10. p. 51. 
  3. ^ BBC news 27 August 2007
  4. ^ [1]

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