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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.

Alisarda Douglas DC-9-14 at Frankfurt Airport in 1977

The next aircraft type to be introduced was the Douglas DC-9-14 twin-jet airliner 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.