Blue Panorama Airlines

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Blue Panorama Airlines
Blue Panorama Airlines logo
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 3 September 1998
Operating bases
Fleet size 10
Destinations 39
Headquarters Fiumicino, Rome, Italy
Key people Franco Pecci, Chairman

Blue Panorama Airlines S.p.A. is an Italian private airline founded in 1998 in Rome, operating scheduled and charter flights from Italy - especially Rome-Fiumicino and Milan-Malpensa - to various international destinations.[3] Blu-express is the brand name for low-cost short and medium range flights operated by Blue Panorama.[4] Additional business charter flights are operated under the name Executive Blue.[5]


Blue Panorama is a private Italian airline operating intercontinental, international and national charter and scheduled flights.[4][6] It was founded in Rome in 1998,[3] and has been an IATA member since 2002 (BV IATA code).[7][8] The company is based in Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport, Rome, and in Malpensa Airport, Milan.

Since 2005, Blue Panorama Airlines' Boeing 737 fleet has operated national and international flights for the Blu-Express low-cost division.[9]

In January 2012, Alitalia declared interest in a merger with Blue Panorama, as well as with Wind Jet, another Italian airline.[10][11][12][13][14][15] In April 2012 Alitalia decided not to proceed with the acquisitions.[16][17] In October 2012, Blue Panorama entered bankruptcy protection.[18][19] This license gave the airline the ability to restructure itself.[20][21][22]

On 25 November 2013, Blu-express started flights from Italy to Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza after Belle Air ceased operations there.[23][24]

In January 2014, Blue Panorama Airlines requested to be admitted to extraordinary administration procedure and the abandonment of the composition procedure in continuity.[25] The management of the airline is left to the company’s founder. Blue Panorama confirmed that company business and flights are fully operational.[26]


These destinations are served by Blue Panorama Airlines and Blu-express as of 1 May 2014

[Hub] Hub
[Focus] Focus Airport
[F] Future destination
[S] Seasonal
[charter] Seasonal charter
[T] Terminated destination
City Country IATA ICAO Airport Refs
Bergamo  Italy BGY LIME Orio al Serio Airport
Bodrum  Turkey BJV LTFE Milas–Bodrum Airport [S]
Bologna  Italy BLQ LIPE Guglielmo Marconi Airport [Focus]
Cancún  Mexico CUN MMUN Cancún International Airport
Catania  Italy CTA LICC Catania-Fontanarossa Airport [S]
Cayo Largo del Sur  Cuba CYO MUCL Vilo Acuña Airport
Cephalonia  Greece EFL LGKF Cephalonia International Airport [S]
Corfu  Greece CFU LGKR Corfu International Airport [S]
Havana  Cuba HAV MUHA José Martí International Airport
Heraklion  Greece HER LGIR Heraklion International Airport [S]
Holguín  Cuba HOG MUHG Frank País Airport
Ibiza  Spain IBZ LEIB Ibiza Airport [S]
Kos  Greece KGS LGKO Kos Island International Airport [S]
La Romana  Dominican Republic LRM MDLR La Romana International Airport
Lampedusa  Italy LMP LICD Lampedusa Airport [S]
Lefkada  Greece PVK LGPZ Aktion National Airport [S]
Menorca  Spain MAH LEMH Menorca Airport [S]
Mérida  Mexico MID MMMD Mérida International Airport
Milan  Italy LIN LIML Linate Airport
Milan  Italy MXP LIMC Malpensa Airport [Focus]
Montego Bay  Jamaica MBJ MKJS Sangster International Airport
Moscow  Russia DME UUDD Domodedovo International Airport
Mostar  Bosnia and Herzegovina OMO LQMO Mostar International Airport [seasonal charter]
Mykonos  Greece JMK LGMK Mykonos Island National Airport [S]
Palermo  Italy PMO LICJ Palermo Airport
Palma de Mallorca  Spain PMI LEPA Palma de Mallorca Airport [S]
Pantelleria  Italy PNL LICG Pantelleria Airport [S]
Pisa  Italy PSA LIRP Galileo Galilei Airport [S]
Reggio Calabria  Italy REG LICR Reggio Calabria Airport
Rhodes  Greece RHO LGRP Rhodes International Airport [S]
Rijeka  Croatia RJK LDRI Rijeka Airport [S]
Rome  Italy FCO LIRF Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport [Hub]
Santa Clara  Cuba SNU MUSC Abel Santamaría Airport
Santiago de Cuba  Cuba SCU MUCU Antonio Maceo Airport
Santorini  Greece JTR LGSR Santorini (Thira) National Airport [S]
Skiathos  Greece JSI LGSK Skiathos Island National Airport [S]
Tirana  Albania TIA LATI Tirana International Airport [Focus]
Turin  Italy TRN LIMF Turin Caselle Airport
Venice  Italy VCE LIPZ Marco Polo Airport
Verona  Italy VRN LIPX Villafranca Airport
Zakynthos  Greece ZTH LGZA Zakynthos International Airport [S]

Codeshare agreements[edit]

Blue Panorama Airlines maintains a codeshare agreement with Meridiana.


Blue Panorama Boeing 767-300ER

The Blue Panorama fleet includes the following aircraft (as of October 2014):[27][28]

Blue Panorama Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Boeing 737-300 3 0 148 148 mainly used under the blu-express low-cost brand
Boeing 737-400 1 0 168 168 mainly used under the blu-express low-cost brand
Boeing 737-500 1 0 128 128 mainly used under the blu-express low-cost brand
Boeing 767-300ER 2 18 241 259
1 20 214 234
Piaggio P.180 Avanti 1 7 0 7 used for Executive Blue business charters
1 8 0 8
Total 10



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  17. ^ " - Alitalia will integrate Wind Jet: operation approved". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
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