Minerva Airlines

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Minerva Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
N4 MTC Air Minerva
Commenced operations 1996
Ceased operations 25 October 2003
Fleet size 8 Dornier 328
Headquarters Italy

Minerva Airlines (IATA: N4ICAO: MTCCall sign: Air Minerva) was an airline based in Italy, which was operational from 1996 to 2003.[1]

The airline suspended operations due to bankruptcy on 25 October 2003. It had operated eight Dornier 328-110 aircraft partly under a codeshare agreement with Alitalia. In March 2004 there were reports that Minerva Airlines might resume operations using ATR 42 aircraft operating regional services on behalf of Alitalia. A further report in March also suggested that Alitalia might take over Minerva Airlines and transfer the turboprop fleet of Alitalia Express to them. In June 2004 there was a report that they planning to resume wet-lease operations on behalf of Alitalia using up to seven ATR 42-300s in the summer.[citation needed]

References[edit]