Mistral Air

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Mistral Air
Mistral Air LOGO.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
M4[1] MSA[2] AIRMERCI
Founded 1981
Hubs Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport
Secondary hubs Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport
Fleet size 8
Destinations 38
Parent company Poste italiane
Headquarters Rome, Italy
Key people Bud Spencer, Founder
Website mistralair.it

Mistral Air is an Italian charter airline based in Rome[3] and a subsidiary of Poste italiane. It operates passenger and cargo services and maintains bases at Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport and Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport.[4]

History[edit]

Mistral Air was established in 1981 by actor and former swimmer Bud Spencer and started operations in 1984. It was wholly owned by TNT N.V.[4] until March 2002 when TNT sold a 75% stake to Poste Italiane.

The airline has also been contracted by the Holy See of the Vatican to fly Pilgrims to holy sites such as Lourdes, Fátima, Santiago de Compostela, Medjugorje across Mostar, Palestine (Holy Land), Poland and Mexico. The first flight went from Rome to Lourdes on 27 August 2007 transporting the vicar of Rome, Cardinal Camillo Ruini.[5]

Destinations[edit]

Codeshare agreements[edit]

Mistral Air has codeshare agreements with following airlines (as of January 2014):

Fleet[edit]

Current Fleet[edit]

Mistral Air Boeing 737-300QC

The Mistral Air fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of November 2017):[6]

Mistral Air fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Y Total
ATR 72-200F 1 Cargo
ATR 72-500 6 68 68
Boeing 737-300QC 1 Cargo
Total 8

Former Fleet[edit]

The airline previously operated the following aircraft as of November 2017:[7]

  • 1 further ATR 72-200F
  • 1 737-400 (Reg EI-ELZ)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Airline and Airport Code Search". IATA. Retrieved 2016-06-28. 
  2. ^ "Elenco delle imprese titolari di licenza di trasporto aereo". Italian Civil Aviation Authority. 2016-06-03. Archived from the original on 2015-04-22. Retrieved 2017-06-13. 
  3. ^ "Mistral Air - Contatti". Retrieved 2016-06-28. 
  4. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-10. p. 51. 
  5. ^ Willey, David (2007-08-27). "Vatican flight service launches". BBC News. Retrieved 2016-06-28. 
  6. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 18. 
  7. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 18. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Mistral Air at Wikimedia Commons