Gandalf Airlines

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Gandalf Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
G7 GNF Gandalf
Founded 1998
Ceased operations 2004
Hubs Orio al Serio
Fleet size 10
Headquarters Italy

Gandalf Airlines was a regional airline based at Orio al Serio Airport near Milan, Italy, which was operational from 1998 to 2004.[1]

The airline operated a fleet of Dornier 328 aircraft in both jet and turboprop versions to a number of European destinations: Barcelona, Bari, Brescia, Brussels, Catania, Florence, Madrid, Milan, Paris (Charles de Gaulle), Paris (Orly), Pisa, Rome, Stuttgart, Trieste and Verona. Gandalf also had an agreement with Air France to feed the French carrier's international flights at de Gaulle.

Gandalf Airlines Dornier 328

By November 2003, Gandalf Airlines had cut most of its routes due to financial difficulties. In February 2004 it filed for bankruptcy and suspended all operations. In April 2004 it was reported that Alitalia acquired the bankrupt airline to gain additional slots at several European airports, mainly in Milan-Linate and Paris (Charles De Gaulle).