Monday, December 10, 2012

Meridiana fly to cut network, fleet and staff

One of the carriers MD-80 aircraft at Gate in Catania. This aircraft type is not  hidden by the current cost-saving programme.
The Italian airline Meridiana fly has announced massive cuts. The airline will retire both Airbus A330, and seven of the 13 Airbus A320 family aircraft. Furthermore it´s sister carrier Air Italy will retire one Boeing 767 but proceeding long-haul flights, while Meridiana fly will terminate all long-haul flights. The staff will be reduced by 650 employees from January 2013. The reason for the cut is the poor financial position of the carrier and the huge losses.

The remaining fleet consists of six Airbus A319/A320 (but it is unclear, if all A319 will be retired) and 10 aircraft of the MD-80 series.

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