Mistral Air to fly for Amazon?

Italy-based Mistral Air took delivery this week of a 737-400SF (28896, ex-Alaska) on lease from Automatic LLC, which local sources familiar with the airline suspect is linked to an alliance with Amazon forged earlier this year. In June of this year, Poste Italiane and Amazon signed a three-year agreement to facilitate e-commerce deliveries and returns in […]

European (dis)Union

Looked at through the lens of aviation, the European Union seems to be trying to go in two opposite directions at the same time. On one hand, the European Commission has just published what it calls “a new Aviation Strategy for Europe.” This four-part plan includes initiatives to accelerate the Single European Sky project; to […]

Silk Way’s Italian jv takes first freighter

SW Italia, a joint venture between Azerbaijan-based Silk Way Airlines (42%) and two Italian investors (Ignatio Coraci and Francesco Rebaudo with 58%) has taken delivery of its first freighter, a 747-400F (29729) transferred from the fleet of Silk Way West. SW Italia, which was recently granted an AOC by Italy’s aviation regulator ENAC, plans to […]

Let’s fly to Milan

Readily available fifth freedom rights have made Milan the hottest spot on the globe for freighter operators. Two months ago, the government of Italy announced that, in an effort to boost the country’s economy, “the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs and International Cooperation, shall promote the conclusion […]
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