Neos (airline)

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Neos
Neos logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
NO[1] NOS[2] MOONFLOWER[3]
FoundedJune 2001[4]
Commenced operationsMarch 2002
AOC #NU6F156F [5]
Operating bases
Fleet size10
Destinations73
Parent companyAlpitour S.p.A.
HeadquartersSomma Lombardo, Lombardy, Italy[4]
Key people
  • Lupo Rattazzi, President
  • Carlo Stradiotti, CEO
RevenueIncrease €274 million (2016)
Employees606 (2016)
Websitewww.neosair.it

Neos (registered as Neos S.p.A.) is an Italian leisure airline, headquartered in Somma Lombardo, Lombardy.[4] It is a subsidiary of Alpitour S.p.A. It operates a fleet of Boeing 737 Next Generation, Boeing 767, and Boeing 787 aircraft to over 73 scheduled domestic, European and intercontinental destinations. The airline operates from its main hub at Milan Malpensa Airport.[6]

History[edit]

Neos was established on 22 June 2001, as a joint venture between two tourism companies, the Italian Alpitour S.p.A. and the German TUI Group. Revenue flights were launched on 8 March 2002. In January 2004, Alpitour bought all of TUI Group's shares, making Neos a fully owned subsidiary of Alpitour no longer affiliated with TUI.[7][8]

For many years Neos has been working with Costa Cruises to transport passengers from Italy to Dubai, the Caribbean, and northern Europe at Costa's ships' departure and arrival points.

In January 2011, Neos' fleet was increased in size to six aircraft. In 2014, Neos ordered three Boeing 787-8s.[9] These orders were later converted into three larger 787-9s. Neos became the first Italian operator of the Boeing 787 when its first 787-9 entered service on 25 December 2017.[10]

Destinations[edit]

Neos operates flights to destinations in southern Europe, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and Mexico.

Fleet[edit]

As of October 2020, the Neos fleet consists of the following aircraft:[11]

Neos fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Boeing 737-800 6 186 186
Boeing 737 MAX 8 3[12]
TBA
Deliveries postponed due to Boeing 737 MAX groundings
Boeing 787-9 4 2 28 331 359 Two aircraft on order bought from Norwegian Long Haul [13]
Total 10 3
Neos's Former Fleet
Aircraft Introduced Retired Notes Refs
Boeing 767-300ER 2010 2020 Converted to freighters. [11][13]

Incidents[edit]

See also[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. ^ "The Airline Codes Website". Airlinecodes.co.uk. Archived from the original on 28 August 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "Neos History". Neosair.it. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  5. ^ "TAviation Database - AviationDB". /aviationdb.net. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-10. p. 55.
  7. ^ s.r.l., Maxxcom. "History - Neos air". Neosair.it. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  8. ^ dpa/rtr (9 January 2004). "TUI zieht sich aus Italien zurück". Welt.de. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Neos amplia la flotta: arrivano tre Boeing 787". Lastampa.it. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Neos outlines 787 operation from Dec 2017". Routesonline.com. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Neos Fleet Details and History". www.planespotters.net. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  12. ^ "Italy's Neos to lease two B737 MAX from AerCap". Ch-aviation.com. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  13. ^ a b Macca, Marco (2020-10-12). "Neos Air to Acquire Two Boeing 787-9 from Norwegian Air". Airways Magazine. Retrieved 2020-10-13.
  14. ^ "Accident: Neos B763 over Atlantic on Nov 19th 2012, turbulence injures 66". Avherald.com. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  15. ^ "Incident Boeing 767-306ER I-NDMJ, 19 Nov 2012". aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 30 April 2020.

External links[edit]

Media related to Neos at Wikimedia Commons