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IATA ICAO Callsign
IG ISS Alisarda
Founded 1963
Ceased operations 1991
Operating bases Olbia, Italy
Fleet size 25
Company slogan Alisarda - Linee Aeree della Sardegna
Alisarda 1973 Logo

Alisarda was an Italian airline based in Olbia, Sardinia.

Company history[edit]

Alisarda was founded in March 1963 as an air taxi and general charter company and began operations that year. Scheduled flights began on 1 June 1966 and the airline used Nord 262[1] aircraft between Olbia and Rome. These were replaced in 1969 by the Fokker F27 Friendship and with those aircraft, routes to Pisa, Bologna and Cagliari were commenced. The next aircraft to be introduced was the Douglas DC-9-14 with which charter flights to Germany were started. By 1975 the fleet was wholly composed of DC-9s. In the early 1980s it was an associate company of Consorzio Della Costa Smeralda in which Prince Karim Aga Khan had a majority shareholding.[1]

In 1985 the McDonnell Douglas MD-82 was introduced and flights to Paris, Frankfurt and London were started. In 1991 Alisarda and the Spanish airline Universair joined together to form Meridiana.[2]

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  2. ^ Hengi,[page needed]
  • Hengi, B.I. (2000). Airlines Remembered: Over 200 Airlines of the Past, Described and Illustrated in Colour. Midland. ISBN 9781857800913.