Blue Panorama Airlines

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Blue Panorama Airlines
Blue Panorama Airlines logo
IATA
BV[1]
ICAO
BPA[2]
Callsign
BLUE PANORAMA
Founded 3 September 1998
Operating bases
Fleet size 10
Destinations 39
Headquarters Fiumicino, Rome, Italy
Key people Franco Pecci, Chairman
Website blue-panorama.com

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]

History[edit]

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]

Destinations[edit]

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]
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.

Fleet[edit]

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

Trivia[edit]

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. ^ a b "Blue Panorama Airlines". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Blu Express - ch-aviation.com". ch-aviation. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  5. ^ fonte: Executive Blue web site
  6. ^ "Profile on Blue Panorama Airlines - CAPA - Centre for Aviation". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  7. ^ IATA. "IATA - Current Airline Members". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Blue Panorama Airlines". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  9. ^ UBM Information Ltd. 2015 (6 December 2012). "Blu Express to Start Rome – Moscow Service from April 2013". Routesonline. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  10. ^ Reed Business Information Limited. "Alitalia plans merger with Blue Panorama and Wind Jet". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "Alitalia to merge with Wind Jet and Blue Panorama Airlines". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  12. ^ "Airline merger The integration of Blue Panorama, Wind Jet and Alitalia - eTurboNews.com". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  13. ^ "Alitalia, Blue Panorama and Wind Jet plan to merge". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  14. ^ "Alitalia moves ahead with a merger with Blue Panorama and Wind Jet". World Airline News. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  15. ^ "Alitalia plans merger with Blue Panorama and Wind Jet". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  16. ^ "Integration of Wind Jet operations with Alitalia receives board approval". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  17. ^ "Avionews.com - Alitalia will integrate Wind Jet: operation approved". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  18. ^ "Italy’s Blue Panorama enters bankruptcy protection". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  19. ^ N. Tchallabes. "volaspheric". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  20. ^ "Blue Panorama Airlines enters into bankruptcy protection and reorganization". World Airline News. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  21. ^ N. Tchallabes. "volaspheric". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  22. ^ "Blue Panorama applies for bankruptcy protection, continues operations". ch-aviation. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  23. ^ Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso. "Albania, Belle Air stops flights". Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  24. ^ Business Traveller. "Belle Air ceases operations - Business Traveller". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  25. ^ "Avionews.com - Blue Panorama confirms business continuity and that its flights are fully operational". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  26. ^ "Blue Panorama Airlines enters administration, in negotiations with an 'international investor'". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  27. ^ "Our Fleet". Blue Panorama Airlines. 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  28. ^ "Blue Panorama Airlines". CH-Aviation. 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 

External links[edit]

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