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Rytis Beresnevicius
Ernest Airlines license suspended, competitors pounce on routes

Since its inception, Ernest Airlines found a niche to operate in, offering low-cost tickets between Italy and Albania, Ukraine. However, despite a strong position in the market and plans to double in fleet size, the airline meet 2020 with very negative news, potentially being the first carrier to go down under in the year:...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Ernest Airlines ships three Airbus A320 to storage

More than a week after Italy's civil aviation authorities issued public threats to Ernest Airlines that it will revoke its AOC, the airline has stored three Airbus A320 jets, possibly hinting that the airline is closing down....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Ernest Airlines to suspend operations in January 2020?

While 2019 is not over yet, an airline is potentially set to go down under in 2020. Ernest Airlines, a low-cost carrier based in Italy, is facing a suspension of its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) due to the failure of providing the necessary documents to ENAC, the Italian civil aviation authority:...


Ruta Burbaite
Italy’s Bologna airport has new Lamborghini for planes to follow

No, this is not the super fleet of the Dubai police force, but it comes close. Italian luxury sports car manufacturer Lamborghini has delivered a new Huracán to Guglielmo Marconi Airport in Bologna. A “new” one, as it is the sixth car that the brand has been ‘generous’ enough to gift its local airport for use of leading aircraft on the runways....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Staying alive: Alitalia given $443 million government loan

The troubled Italian airline, Alitalia, has been granted an emergency loan by the Italian government in order to continue flying. Yet what are the prospects for the carrier to move forward?...


Clement Charpentreau
Iran Air to replace Mahan Air route between Tehran and Rome

The national carrier of Iran, Iran Air, announced the return of a route between Tehran and Rome at the beginning of December 2019. Earlier in the month, Italy banned Mahan Air, another Iranian carrier, from its airspace following diplomatic pressure from the United States....


AeroTime Team
ATR launches plane for short take-off and landing

Presented at the Paris Air Show 2019, the ATR 42-600S has been officially launched by the Franco-Italian regional aircraft manufacturer. ATR says it has already received 20 commitments for the new variant....


AeroTime Team
Exclusive interview with Gaetano Farina, Frecce Tricolori

The Italian aerobatic team Frecce Tricolori (Tricolour Arrows) is one of the best in the world. Every summer, the three colors of the Italian flag can be seen in the skies of all the big air shows around the world. As they were about to perform in Siauliai air base to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Lithuanian Air Force, AeroTime interviewed Gaetano Farina, Commander of the Frecce Tricolori, who gave a glimpse into the daily life of an aer...


Clement Charpentreau
Utair Boeing 737 makes emergency landing in Vnukovo

Utair Boeing 737-800 on its way to Milan had to make an emergency landing on May 14, 2019, after the flight crew failed to retract its landing gear....


Clement Charpentreau
EasyJet withdraws from Alitalia rescue plan

After discussions with state-owned railroad company Ferrovie dello Stato and Delta Air Lines regarding the potential formation of a consortium to take over Alitalia, easyJet withdrew from negotiations....