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Italy is a republic in southern Europe, bordered on the north by Switzerland and Austria, on the east by Slovenia and the Adriatic Sea, on the south by the Ionian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, on the west by the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Ligurian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea, and on the northwest by France. It comprises, in addition to the Italian mainland, the Mediterranean islands of Elba, Sardinia, and Sicily and many lesser islands. Enclaves within mainland Italy are the independent countries of San Marino and Vatican City; the latter being a papal state mostly enclosed by Rome, the capital and largest city of Italy. The area of Italy is 301,323 sq km (116,341 sq mi)
Latest updates
20May15 update SW Italia: status changed to 'Active; as carrier started operations in January 2015
21Mar15 update Alitalia Express (C.A.I. First): end date changed as on February 6, 2015,  airline ceased all flight operations which has been moved to Alitalia mainline
06Mar15 added Arabian American Airlines: operated Rome/Karachi in the early 1950s
Airline Operating Dates Status Comments Tree

 4air.it

(2004) Began?    

 Aeral

1958* - 1980 Inactive    

 Aeralpi

1963* - 1968 Inactive Aeralpi was founded in 1963  

 Aereo Teseo

1947 - 1948 Inactive   Aereo Teseo

 Aerfly

(2009) Began?    

 Aermediterranea

1981 - 1985 Renamed   >Alitalia

 Aero Expresso Italiana

1923* - 1934 Renamed airline was founded in 1923 >Ala Littoria

 Aeropa

1974 - 1975 Inactive    

 Aerotaxi Sud

1990 - 1990* Renamed   >Sagittair

 Aertirrena

1970 - 1975* Inactive    

 AF Air

(2005) Began?    

 Agentair

(2004) Began?    

 Air Bee

2008 - 2008 Inactive    

 Air Besit

1999* - 2002* Status?    

 Air Blu

(2004) Began?    

 Air Brixia

(2002*) Began?    

 Air Columbia

1984* - 2003 Renamed   >ItAli Airlines

 Air Day

(1999) Began?    

 Air Dolomiti

1991 - date Active    

 Air Emilia

2003 - 2003 Inactive    

 Air Europe

1989 - 2008 Inactive    

 Air Freedom

(2004) Began?    

 Air Halica

2002 - 2004 Inactive    

 Air Industria

2002 - 2003 Inactive    

 Air Italica

2003 - 2003 Inactive    

 Air Italy

2001 - 2004 Inactive    

 Air Italy

2005 - 2013 Renamed started operations on 29May2005 >Meridiana

 Air Liguria

(2001) Began?    

 Air One

1988 - 2009 Renamed   >Alitalia

 Air One Cityliner

2006 - 2009 Renamed commenced operations 07Jun06 & renamed Alitalia CityLiner on 20Apr11 Air One Cityliner >Alitalia CityLiner

 Air One Smart Carrier

2010 - 2014 Renamed   >Alitalia

 Air Piedmont

(2002) Began?    

 Air Sal

2005* - 2006 Inactive    

 Air Sardinia

1987* - 1990 Inactive    

 Air Service Plus

2003 - 2008* Inactive    

 Air Settanta (Air 70)

1972* - 1972* Status?    

 Air Sicilia

1991* - 1991* Inactive    

 Air Sicilia

1994 - 2002* Status?    

 Air Vallee (Services Aeriens du Val d'Aoste)

1988 - date Active    

 Air4

2007 - date Active   Air4

 Airaia

2001^ - date Active    

 Airone (Compagnia Transporte Aerei)

1947* - 1949* Renamed   >Alitalia

 AirSal

2004* - 2005* Inactive    

 Airumbria (Air Umbria)

1992^ - date Active    

 Ala Littoria

1934 - 1940 Inactive   Ala Littoria

 Alba Servizi Aerotransporte

2007* - 2007* Status?    

 ALI ( Flotte Riunite)

1949 - 1952 Inactive ALI is absorbed by LAI on 31Mar1952 >Alitalia

 ALI (Avio Linee Italiane)

1926* - 1949 Renamed   >Alitalia

 Ali Adria

1982 - 1982 Inactive    

 Aliadriatica

1983* - 1983* Renamed   >Alitalia

 Alianova

(1989*) Began?    

 Aliblu

1990* - 1990 Renamed   >Avianova

 Alicalabria

(2004) Began?    

 Alidaunia

1978 - date Active    

 Alieurope

2004* - 2004 Inactive    

 Aligiulia

1986* - 1986 Inactive    

 Alimonterosso

(1995*) Began?    

 Alinord

1986 - 1990 Renamed   >Unifly Express

 Alis Aerolinee Italiane

(2010) Began?    

 Alisarda (Linee Aeree della Sardegna)

1963 - 1991 Renamed is set up by Prince Karim al-Hussayn Aga on 29Mar1963 >Meridiana

 AliSardegna

(2007) Began?    

 Alisea Airlines

2002 - 2003 Inactive   Alisea Airlines

 Alistar

1992 - 1993 Inactive   Alistar

 Alisud (Compagnia Aerea Meridionale)

1963 - 1964 Inactive    

 Alitalia

1947 - date Active operated its first domestic flight btween Turin-Rome-Catania on 05May1947 Alitalia

 Alitalia Cargo System

1969* - 2009 Inactive    

 Alitalia CityLiner

2009 - date Active commenced operations 07Jun06 as Air One Cityliner & renamed 20Apr2011 Air One Cityliner >Alitalia CityLiner

 Alitalia Express (CAI First (Compagnia Aerea Italiana)

1997 - 2015 Renamed integrated into mainline Alitalia 06Feb2015 >Alitalia

 Alitalia Team

1996 - 2004* Status?    

 Aliway Airlines

2000* - 2000* Status?    

 AlpiEagles (Alpi Eagles)

1996 - 2008 Inactive    

 Altair

1967* - 1984* Inactive    

 AMI

**** - **** Status?    

 Antares Airlines

**** - **** Status?    

 Aqua Airlines

(2007) Began?    

 Arabian American Airlines

1951* - 1952 Inactive Rome/Karachi based  

 Artair of Arta

(2001) Began?    

 Assofly Airlines

1999* - 1999* Inactive    

 ATI (Aero Transporti Italiani)

1964 - 1990* Renamed   >Alitalia

 Avianova

1987* - 1996 Inactive   Avianova

 Avicom

(****) Began?    

 Avio Ares

(1999) Began?    

 Avio Ligure

1976 - 1979* Status?    

 Avion Express Italia

2011 - 2012* Status?    

 Aviosarda Airlines

1997* - 1999* Inactive    

 Azzurra Air (Azzurrair)

1996 - 2004 Inactive    

 BelleAir Europe

2010 - 2013 Inactive    

 Benair International Freight

1998* - 1999* Status?    

 Besit Servizi Aerei

1999* - 1999* Status?    

 Billion Air

(2003) Began?    

 Billion Air

2015 > Planned would operate B737 aircraft configured with only 52 seats  

 Blu Air

2003 - 2003* Status?    

 Blue

2004* - 2004* Inactive    

 Blue Panorama

1998 - date Active    

 Blue Wings Air

(2014) Began?    

 BlueLine

(2002) Began?    

 Blu-Express.com

2005 - date Active    

 Cadabo

1980* - 1986* Renamed   >Unifly Express

 CargoItalia

2006 - 2011 Inactive    

 Cargolux Italia

2009 - date Active started operations on 13Jun2009  

 Cassiopea Line

(2010) Began?    

 Ciao Fly (CiaoFly)

2002 - 2002 Inactive    

 CityFly

2004* - 2006* Status?    

 Club Air

2002 - 2008 Inactive Club Air Italy ceased operations on 23May2008  

 Columbia

**** - **** Status?    

 Compagnia Aerea Mediterranea

**** - **** Inactive    

 Compagnia Generale Ripreseaeree

1999* - 2006* Status?    

 Consulta

2008* - 2008* Inactive    

 Corse Mediterranee

1990 - 2001* Status?    

 Cosmic Air

(2004) Began?    

 Dolphin Air Express

2004* - 2004* Inactive    

 E R Air (Emilia Romagna Airlines)

1999* - 1999* Inactive    

 Eagles Airlines

2010 - 2011 Renamed   PRiMA

 EAS Aeroservici

2002* - 2002* Status?    

 Easy Islands

2002* - 2004* Inactive    

 EBA Italy

1993* - 1996 Inactive    

 ELBAFly

2006* - date Active    

 Eliambasador

1991* - 1991* Status?    

 Elieolie by Dedalus

2010* - 2011* Status?    

 ELI-Linee Italiane

1956* - 1959 Renamed   >Elivie

 ELIPDANA ELIPDANA (Societa Alta Italia Trasporte Elicotteri)

1959* - 1961 Inactive    

 Elivie

1959 - 1970 Inactive   Elivie

 EuReCa (European Regional Carrier)

1998 - 2002 Inactive   EuReCa

 Eurofly

1990 - 2010 Renamed Eurofly is established on 26May1989 >Meridiana

 Eurofly Services

1998* - 2010* Status?    

 Eurojet Italia

1987* - 2007 Renamed   >Air4

 eVolavia

2007 - 2007 Inactive    

 Executive Blue

2004* - 2006* Inactive    

 Explora Italia

(2009) Began?    

 FAR Airlines

1999* - 1999* Inactive    

 Federico II Airways

1998 - 2001 Inactive    

 Fly Mediterraneo

(2002) Began?    

 Fly Wex

2006* - 2009* Inactive   Fly Wex

 Flyonair

2009 - date Active   Flyonair

 FlyOristano

2010 - 2011 Inactive    

 Fortune Aviation

1994* - 1994 Renamed   >Alitalia

 Foxair (Fox Air)

2003* - 2008* Inactive    

 Frederico II Airways

1999* - 2002 Inactive    

 Free Airlines

1996^ - 2001* Status?    

 Free Airways (FreeAirways)

2002 - 2003* Status?    

 G7 Airlines

(2005) Began?    

 Galileo Airlines

(1999) Began?    

 Gandalf Airlines

1999 - 2004 Inactive    

 Gitanair

1989* - 1990* Inactive    

 Goldwing Airlines

2000 - 2001 Inactive    

 Grandexel

(2004) Began?    

 Hours Airlines Tase (Orario Linee Aereo Taseo)

**** - **** Status?    

 Icaro

2004* - 2006* Status?    

 Idrolines

2009 - 2011* Inactive    

 Intavia

**** - **** Status?    

 International Flying Services

1989* - 1998 Renamed   >EuReCa

 Italair

1996* - 2001* Inactive    

 Italfly

(2002*) Began?   >Alisea Airlines

 ItAli Airlines

2004 - 2011 Inactive   ItAli Airlines

 Italian National Airlines

(2000) Began?   >National Jet Italia

 Italiatours Airlines

2009 - 2009 Inactive    

 ItalJet

1991* - 1991* Status?    

 Italy First (ItalyFirst)

1999* - 2005 Inactive    

 Itavia (Aerolinee Itavia)

1962 - 1980 Inactive   Itavia

 JetX

2004 - 2004 Inactive    

 Jonio Airlines

2006 - 2006* Inactive    

 LAI (Linee Aeree Italiane)

1933* - 1957 Renamed   >Alitalia

 Lauda Air Italia

1993 - 2003 Renamed   >Livingston

 Levriero Fly

2009 - 2010* Status?    

 Link AirExpress

2006 - 2008* Status?    

 Livingston Compagnia Aerea (New Livingston)

2012 - 2014 Inactive ceased all operations on 07Oct2014 Livingston

 Livingston Energy Flight

2003 - 2010 Renamed   +>Livingston

 Lufthansa Italia

2009 - 2011 Inactive    

 Med Airlines

1998 - 2001 Inactive    

 Mediteravia

1959 - 1964* Inactive    

 Megaride Air

2012 - date Active    

 Meridiana

1991 - 2010 Renamed   >Meridiana

 Meridiana

2013 - date Active   Meridiana

 Meridiana Fly

2010 - 2013 Renamed   >Meridiana

 Milair

1988* - 1993 Renamed   >Alistar

 Millenium Airlines

(2002) Began?    

 Minerva Airlines

1996 - 2003 Inactive    

 MiniLiner

1982 - 2015 Inactive AOC suspended by the ENAC Jan1931  

 Mistral Air

1984 - date Active    

 Moonflower Airlines

(2001) Began?    

 MyAir (MyWay Airlines)

2004 - 2009 Inactive    

 National Jets Italia

2000 - 2001 Inactive   National Jet Italia

 Navigazione Aerea - SANA

1925* - 1934 Renamed   >Ala Littoria

 NEOS

2002 - date Active    

 Noman

1994 - 1997 Renamed   >Alitalia

 Ocean Airlines

2004 - 2008 Inactive ceased operations on 25Apr2008  

 On Air

2006 - 2009 Renamed   >Flyonair

 Panair (Pan Air)

1979* - 2004 Inactive    

 Par Avion

(1994) Began?    

 Phoenix Air

(1997*) Began?    

 Pinnair

(2000) Began?    

 Posta Aerea Transadriatica

1918 - 1919* Status?    

 PRiMA Aero Trasporti Italiani

2011 - 2011 Inactive   PRiMA

 Puglia Air

(2003) Began?    

 RegionAli

(2004) Began?    

 RIV

**** - **** Status?    

 Roma Blue Express

(2005) Began?    

 Sagittair

1992* - 1992* Inactive   Sagittair

 Salpanavi (Societa di Navigazione Aerea)

1947* - 1948 Renamed   Salpanavi >Aereo Teseo

 SAM (Societa Aerea Mediterranea)

1960* - 1990* Renamed   >Alitalia

 SAM (Societal Aerea Mediterranea)

1928 - 1934 Renamed airline was founded on 26Mar1928 >Ala Littoria

 Sardairline

(1997) Began?    

 SATT (Societa Avio Trasporti Torino)

1964* - 1968 Inactive    

 Serib Wings

1995* - 1995* Status?    

 SiFly (Si Fly)

1999 - 2000 Inactive    

 Sirio

2006* - 2010* Status?    

 SISA (Società Italiana Servizi Aerei)

1947* - 1949* Renamed   >Alitalia

 SISA (Societa Italiane Servizi Aerei)

1926 - 1934 Renamed began operations linking Trieste, Venice, Pavia, and Turin on 01Apr1926 >Ala Littoria

 SixCargo

2001 - 2006* Renamed   >Fly Wex

 SkyBridge Airops

2005 - 2015 Inactive temporarily suspended services  

 Skytrain Airlines

2012* - date Active    

 Skyworld

(2008) Began?    

 SLAM

(2000) Began?    

 Small Planet Airlines Italia

2010 - 2014 Inactive ceased operations on 17Jan2014 & AOC revoked on 21Jan2014  

 SmartLynx Italia

2009 - date Active    

 Societa di Navigazione Aerea Itavia

1959 - 1962 Renamed   >Itavia

 SolAir

2001 - 2001* Inactive    

 Starline

(1979*) Began?    

 Sunline

1994* - 1994* Inactive    

 SW Italia

2015 - date Active started scheduled cargo services on Jan2015  

 TAER (Trasporti Aerei Emiliano Romagnoli) Romagnoli

(1978) Began?    

 TAI (Transporti Aerei Italiani)

2003 - 2004 Renamed   >ItAli Airlines

 TAS Airways (Transporti Aerei Speciali)

1988* - 1994 Inactive    

 TEA Italy

1990* - 1995* Status?    

 Teorema Tour

(2005) Began?    

 Transadriatica

1947* - 1949* Renamed   >Alitalia

 Transadriatica (Società Anonima di Navigazione Aerea Transadriatica)

1926 - 1931 Renamed   >Ala Littoria

 Transavio

1990* - 1995 Inactive    

 Transeuropa

(1998*) Began?    

 Trawel Fly

2009 - 2014 Inactive    

 Turavia Tourist Airlines

1967* - 1968* Inactive    

 Unifly

1980 - 1989 Renamed   >Unifly Express

 Unifly Express

1989 - 1990 Inactive   Unifly Express

 Universair

1989* - 1989* Inactive    

 Victoria Airlines

1998* - 1998* Inactive    

 VIP-Air

1967* - 1979* Status?    

 Volare Airlines

1998 - 2004 Inactive    

 Volareweb.com

1998 - 2009 Renamed   >Alitalia

 VolaSalerno VolaSalerno VolaSalerno

2008* - 2008 Inactive    

 Voli Regionali

2005 - 2005* Status?    

 VoliAmo

2007 - 2008* Status?    

 WikiFly

(2012) Began?    

 Windjet (Wind Jet)

2003 - 2012 Inactive started operations on 17Jun2003 & ceased operations on 11Aug2012  

 Wing

(2004) Began?    

 Yes Air

2005 - 2005 Inactive    

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