Alpi Eagles

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Alpi Eagles
IATA ICAO Callsign
Ceased operations2007
HubsMarco Polo International Airport, Venice
Fleet size16
HeadquartersSant'Angelo di Piove di Sacco, Italy
Key peoplePaolo Sinigalia

Alpi Eagles SpA was an airline headquartered in Sant'Angelo di Piove di Sacco, Italy.[1] The privately owned regional airline operated scheduled passenger services, linking 15 domestic destinations, as well as international services to Albania, Czech Republic, France, Romania, Russia, Spain and Ukraine. Its main base was Marco Polo International Airport, Venice.[2]


A majority of the shares were purchased by Paolo Sinigalia, owner of the Simod shoe factory, in Padova, Italy.

One of the company's decisions was to "cut" the scheduled block times (scheduled time from engine start to engine shut down), because pilots were paid based on their block time. Flights were delayed; management then decided to cut scheduled turnover times. Maintenance was unable to repair airplanes on time, resulting in flight delays. Four-hour delays became routine at the Venice and Naples airports. Passengers slowly reverted to Air One Cityliner, despite preferring to fly AlpiEagles airplanes for comfort.

Pilots started to leave the company; more flights were delayed or canceled due to lack of personnel, crew rest periods, and other reasons. More passengers turned to Air One Cityliner.

In September 2007, the Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) informed passengers that Alpi Eagles's license was under investigation, due to insufficient financial resources. Their license to operate was suspended by the Italian authorities in October 2007. After legal action, a provisional license was issued by ENAC, valid until 31 December 2007. However, in December 2007, Alpi Eagles was forbidden to operate by ENAC, effective 1 January 2008.


An Alpi Eagles Fokker F100
Alpi Eagles Historical Fleet
Aircraft Total Introduced Retired Remarks
Learjet 35A 2 1987 1993 I-ALPM, I-ALPT[3]
Learjet 55 1 1990 n/a I-ALPR[4]
Boeing 737NG 2 2002 2003 OY-MRI, OY-MRX
leased from Maersk Air[5]
Fokker 100 11 1996 2008 F-HALP, SE-DUR, YR-FKA
on lease[5]

At the time of the company's suspension of its operating license, on December 31, 2007, Alpi Eagles's fleet consisted of eight Fokker 100; a ninth had been withdrawn from use in November 2007.[6]

From September 2002, through January 2003, Alpi Eagles operated two Boeing 737-700, which had been leased from Danish airline Maersk Air.

Two of Alpi Eagles's Fokker aircraft had been wetleased to Air Dolomiti from May 1999, until December 1999, in the full Air Dolomiti colour scheme. One of those aircraft was involved in an incident at Barcelona's El Prat Airport (Spain) on November 7, 1999, when half of the main landing gear failed to lock, and collapsed during landing (see Air Dolomiti Accidents and incidents).


Alpi Eagles suspended all flights starting January 3, 2008. It operated flights to the following cities as of October 2006: [citation needed]



  1. ^ "Contact Us." Alpi Eagles. 19 May 2007. Retrieved on 24 December 2010. "AlpiEagles SpA via Verdi, 14 35020 S.Angelo di Piove (PD)"
  2. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. pp. 73–74.
  3. ^ "Learjet 35A". rzjets. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Learjet 55". rzjets. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Alpi Eagles Fleet". Planespotters. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  6. ^ Fleet of Alpi Eagles on
  7. ^ "Home".

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