Alitalia CityLiner

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Alitalia CityLiner
Alitalia CityLiner.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
AZ[1] CYL[2] CITYLINER
Founded June 2006 (2006-06)[citation needed]
Commenced operations June 7, 2006 (2006-06-07)
Hubs Rome-Fiumicino
Secondary hubs
Alliance SkyTeam (affiliate)
Fleet size 20
Parent company Alitalia
Headquarters Rome, Lazio, Italy

Alitalia CityLiner S.p.A. is the regional subsidiary of Alitalia. It operates short haul point to point flights with low passenger load factors, using regional airliners and carries passengers from minor airports to Alitalia's hub at Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport.

History[edit]

Foundation as Air One CityLiner[edit]

Alitalia CityLiner was founded as Air One CityLiner S.p.A. in June 2006, as a subsidiary of Air One, with a brand new fleet of 10 Bombardier CRJ-900's.[3] Its first two legs were Trieste-Rome Fiumicino and Genoa-Naples on 7 June. By November of that year, all of the aircraft in the airline's first order were delivered. In April and May of the next year, the fleet grew to ten aircraft.

In February 2007, it started its first international route: Turin-Paris (Charles de Gaulle).

On 13 January 2009, Air One and Alitalia merged under the Alitalia brand name. As a result, Air One CityLiner's aircraft were used on behalf of Alitalia group. In 2010, Alitalia considered ordering 20 Russian regional aircraft Sukhoi Superjet 100, but ordered Embraer 190 aircraft to update its regional fleet because the Superjets were not available for immediate delivery, as they still needed to be certified.

Rebranding[edit]

On 20 April 2011, the airline was rebranded as Alitalia CityLiner. It became the only regional airline of the Alitalia group and has taken up the role of Alitalia Express. A brand new fleet of 20 Embraer 175s and 190s was delivered from September 2011 until March 2013.

In March 2012, Alitalia painted one of its Embraer E-190 (EI-RND) in a special SkyTeam livery.

At some point within 2014 or 2015 the company's IATA code, CT, was revoked.

Destinations[edit]

The Alitalia CityLiner planes operate short-haul domestic as well as international routes for Alitalia. It has operational bases at Rome-Fiumicino, Naples, Trieste and Milan-Linate.

Fleet[edit]

Alitalia CityLiner Embraer E190

As of June 2015, the Alitalia CityLiner fleet consists of the following aircraft:[4]

Alitalia CityLiner Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Passengers Notes
J Y Total
Embraer E-175 15 12 74 88
Embraer E-190 5 12 88 100
Total 20

Historical Fleet[edit]

A former Air One CityLiner CRJ-900

Over the years, Alitalia has operated the following aircraft types (including aircraft inherited from Alitalia Express and Air One CityLiner):

Alitalia CityLiner Historical Fleet
Aircraft Introduced Retired
Bombardier CRJ900 2006[5] 2014
Embraer E-170LR 2004 2012

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. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. pp. 64–65. 
  4. ^ "Alitalia Cityliner Fleet Details and History". planespotters.net. Planespotters.net. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Air One CityLiner Fleet Details and History". planespotters.net. Planespotters.net. Retrieved 1 September 2014.