Società Anonima Navigazione Aerea
On 19 January 1925, ...with the Banca Commerciale Italiana (was) formed the Società Anonima di Navigazione Aerea (known as SA Navigazione Aerea) with a stock capital of Lire 1,000,000 divided over 10,000 shares each worth Lire 100. The official aim of the company was the opening of national and international air routes and operating these by seaplanes. In order to achieve this aim, the company signed in April 1925 a contract with the Italian Government for the concession of two air services: Genova – Barcelona (Spain) and Genova – Brindisi. The concession was given for a period of ten years. SA Navigazione Aerea could count on a subsidy for 640,000 kilometres per year. A second treaty was signed on 20 November 1925, which regulated the terms and conditions under which the SA Navigazione Aerea could operate. The first air service scheduled to open would be from Genova to Roma, Napoli and Palermo on the island of Sicilia (Sicily).Rob Mulder
SANA in 1929 started to market its air service with Italian names: the air route to Barcelona (Spain) was called Freccia del Mediterraneo (Arrow of the Mediterranean), the air route between Genova and Palermo was called Freccia Verde (Green Arrow) and the one for the Roma – Tripoli air service was named Freccia Rossa (Red Arrow). One year later the international route to Barcelona was renamed Freccia Azzurra (Sky-blue Arrow).
According to Rob Mulder, in 1931 -for the number of passengers carried- the best service (with 2,262) was the one between Rome and Genova, followed by Roma – Napoli – Palermo with 2,540 passengers. The link from Syracuse to Libia Italiana and the city of Tripoli was also a popular one and good for 1,392 passengers and 3,876 kg of mail.
- Dornier Do J "Wal" (12 passengers, 19 aircraft)
- Dornier Do R "Super Wal" (12 passengers, 6 aircraft)
- Dornier Do X (66 passengers, 2 aircraft)