Mistral Air

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Mistral Air
Mistral Air LOGO.svg
IATA
-[1]
ICAO
MSA[2]
Callsign
MISTRAL
Founded 1981
Hubs Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport
Secondary hubs Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport
Fleet size 12
Parent company Poste italiane
Headquarters Rome, Italy
Key people Bud Spencer, Founder
Website mistralair.it

Mistral Air is an Italian charter airline based in Rome[3] and a subsidiary of Poste italiane. It operates passenger and cargo services and maintains bases at Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport and Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport.[4]

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

The airline has also been contracted by the Holy See of the Vatican 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.[5]

Destinations[edit]

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

Codeshare agreements[edit]

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

Fleet[edit]

Mistral Air Boeing 737-300QC

As of January 2015, the Mistral Air fleet consists of the following aircraft:[6]

Mistral Air fleet
Aircraft In Service On Order Passengers Notes
ATR 72-212 1 Cargo
ATR 72-500 5 64 operated for Alitalia
Boeing 737-300QC 2 148
1 Cargo, operated for Poste italiane
1 148 operated for Jet Time
Boeing 737-300 1 TBA
Boeing 737-400 2 168 1 each operated for Alitalia and Poste italiane
McDonnell Douglas MD-82 2 164 wet leased from Bulgarian Air Charter[7]
Total 14 1

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. ^ "index.swf." Mistral Air. Retrieved on 14 December 2011. "Sede legale Viale Lincoln nr 3 - 00144 ROMA (RM)"
  4. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-10. p. 51. 
  5. ^ BBC news 27 August 2007
  6. ^ "Mistral Air Fleet Details". Planespotters.net. Retrieved 2015-01-30. 
  7. ^ http://www.mistralair.it/it/flotta.shtml

External links[edit]

Media related to Mistral Air at Wikimedia Commons