Blue Panorama Airlines

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Blue Panorama Airlines
Blue Panorama Airlines logo
IATA ICAO Callsign
BV[1] BPA[2] BLUE PANORAMA
Founded 3 September 1998
Operating bases
Fleet size 12
Destinations 34
Headquarters Fiumicino, Rome, Italy
Key people Giancarlo Zeni, CEO
Website blue-panorama.com

Blue Panorama Airlines S.p.A. is an Italian airline headquartered in Fiumicino operating scheduled and charter flights from Italy - especially Rome-Fiumicino and Milan-Malpensa - to various international destinations.[3] Blu-express is the brand name for low-cost short and medium range flights operated by Blue Panorama.[4] Additional business charter flights are operated under the name Executive Blue.[5]

History

A private Italian airline operating intercontinental, international and national charter and scheduled flights.[4][6] Employees 500 It was founded in Rome in 1998,[3] and has been an IATA member since 2002 (BV IATA code).[7][8] The company is based in Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport, Rome, and in Malpensa Airport, Milan.

As of September 2017, over 80% of the airline's traveler reviews on TripAdvisor rank the airline as "Terrible".[9] The airline has a 2 out of 10 customer rating on SkyTrax.[10]The airline has also gained a reputation for the innovative techniques it employs for extorting money from its customers. According to reviews on major travel sites a particular favourite is to "fine" customers Euro 60 per flight if the booking name differs from the name on the passport e.g.because of the omission of a middle name.It works perfectly as unless the "fine" is paid no boarding pass will be issued.The airport staff are complicit and they receive a "commission" of Euro 10 for each payment extracted.

Since 2005, Blue Panorama Airlines' Boeing 737 fleet has operated national and international flights for the Blu-Express low-cost division.[11]

In January 2012, Alitalia declared interest in a merger with Blue Panorama, as well as with Wind Jet, another Italian airline.[12][13][14][15][16][17] In April 2012 Alitalia decided not to proceed with the acquisitions.[18][19] In October 2012, Blue Panorama entered bankruptcy protection.[20][21] This license gave the airline the ability to restructure itself.[22][23][24]

On 25 November 2013, Blu-express started flights from Italy to Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza after Belle Air ceased operations there.[25][26]

In January 2014, Blue Panorama Airlines requested to be admitted to extraordinary administration procedure and the abandonment of the composition procedure in continuity.[27] The management of the airline is left to the company’s founder. Blue Panorama confirmed that company business and flights are fully operational.[28]

Destinations

Codeshare agreements

Blue Panorama Airlines codeshares with the following airlines:

Fleet

Blue Panorama Boeing 767-300ER

As of May 2018, the Blue Panorama fleet includes the following aircraft:[29]

Blue Panorama fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Boeing 737-300 1 148 148
Boeing 737-400 3 168 168
Boeing 737-800 4 189 189
Boeing 767-300ER 4 12 258 270
Total 12

In popular culture

Accidents and Incidents

References

  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. Archived from the original on 22 April 2015. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Blue Panorama Airlines". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Blu Express - ch-aviation.com". ch-aviation. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  5. ^ fonte: Executive Blue web site[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Profile on Blue Panorama Airlines - CAPA - Centre for Aviation". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  7. ^ IATA. "IATA - Current Airline Members". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Blue Panorama Airlines". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  9. ^ "Blue Panorama Airlines Reviews and Flights (with photos) - TripAdvisor". www.tripadvisor.com. Retrieved 2017-09-28. 
  10. ^ "Blue Panorama Airlines - Customer reviews". www.airlinequality.com. Retrieved 2017-09-28. 
  11. ^ UBM Information Ltd. 2015 (6 December 2012). "Blu Express to Start Rome – Moscow Service from April 2013". Routesonline. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  12. ^ Reed Business Information Limited. "Alitalia plans merger with Blue Panorama and Wind Jet". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  13. ^ "Alitalia to merge with Wind Jet and Blue Panorama Airlines". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  14. ^ "Airline merger The integration of Blue Panorama, Wind Jet and Alitalia - eTurboNews.com". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  15. ^ "Alitalia, Blue Panorama and Wind Jet plan to merge". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  16. ^ "Alitalia moves ahead with a merger with Blue Panorama and Wind Jet". World Airline News. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  17. ^ "Alitalia plans merger with Blue Panorama and Wind Jet". Archived from the original on 25 September 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  18. ^ "Integration of Wind Jet operations with Alitalia receives board approval". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  19. ^ "Avionews.com - Alitalia will integrate Wind Jet: operation approved". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  20. ^ "Italy's Blue Panorama enters bankruptcy protection". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  21. ^ N. Tchallabes. "volaspheric". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  22. ^ "Blue Panorama Airlines enters into bankruptcy protection and reorganization". World Airline News. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  23. ^ N. Tchallabes. "volaspheric". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  24. ^ "Blue Panorama applies for bankruptcy protection, continues operations". ch-aviation. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  25. ^ Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso. "Albania, Belle Air stops flights". Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  26. ^ Business Traveller. "Belle Air ceases operations - Business Traveller". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  27. ^ "Avionews.com - Blue Panorama confirms business continuity and that its flights are fully operational". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  28. ^ "Blue Panorama Airlines enters administration, in negotiations with an 'international investor'". D. 
  29. ^ "Blue Panorama Airlines Fleet Details and History". planespotters.net. 10 May 2018. Retrieved 13 May 2018. 
  30. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6fcyTEqkeo

External links

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