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ELG-2011-02-F 100 NEW LIVERY
Formed in 1979 as an aerobatic team and later diversified into the executive transport market. In 1996, started privately owned, scheduled, passenger service from its hub in Venice. Formerly named "Alpi Eagles" (ELG). HQ at Marcon, Italy. Operates from Venice (Marco Polo) and Verona (Villafranca). Scheduled and charter, domestic and international, passenger and cargo, jet airplane services.
C/O Valecenter, Via E. Mattei 1/98
30020 Marcon (VE), Italy
ITALY (ITALIAN REPUBLIC) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1861, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 301,268 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 58 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS ROME, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS ITALIAN.
September 2002: Domestic, scheduled destinations: Cagliari, Catania, Naples, Palermo, Rome, Venice, & Verona.
International, scheduled destinations: Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Madrid, and Paris.
Parent organization/shareholders: Interbanca; Ithifly - Veneto Svillipo; & Titano - Airontours.
1 737-7L9 (28014, OY-MRI), Maersk Air (MRS) wet-leased.
October 2002: 1 737-7L9 (28012, OY-MRK), Maersk Air (MRS) wet-leased.
November 2002: New shuttle service between Milan (Linate) and Rome (Ciampino).
Negotiations with Boeing (TBC), re-5 orders 737-700's, and 10 orders 737-800's to replace F 100 fleet, which would be traded in. Received 1st 2 737-7L9's, wet-leased from (MRS).
Main Base: Venice (Marco Polo) (VCE).
December 2002: Venice - Dusseldorf. Milan (Bergamo Orio al Serio) - Catania.
February 2003: Has grounded its 2 737-700's leased from Maersk Air (MRS), reportedly because of financial difficulties.
Resumes code share with Meridiana (ALS), Bologna - Napoli (F 100, 2/day). Also, Venice to Barcelona, Cagliari, Catania, Naples, Palermo, Naples - Barcelona, and Milan (Linate) - Naples/Palermo.
June 2003: In July 2003, code share with Meridiana (ALS), Palermo - Rome (FCO) (F 100, 4/day).
February 2004: Venice - Olbia. In April 2004, Venice - Budapest (5/week). In June 2004, Genoa - Olbia (daily); Venice - Ibiza (2/week).
March 2004: In April 2004, Naples/Venice - Nice (daily).
November 2004: (http://www.aena.es).
February 2005: Ricardo Martinez, CEO.
April 2005: Alpi Eagles (ELG) is a privately owned regional carrier operating scheduled, passenger, jet airplane services within Italy and to some European destinations.
(IATA) Code: E8 - 789. (ICAO) Code: ELG - ALPI EAGLES.
Parent organization/shareholders: Interbanca; Ithifly-Veneto Svillippo; & Titano -Airontours.
Alliances: Air Dolomiti; Gandalf Airlines; Lufthansa (DLH); & Meridiana (ALS).
Main Base: Venice Marco Polo airport (VCE).
Domestic, Scheduled Destinations: Bari; Cagliari; Catania; Cuneo; Milan; Naples; Olbia; Palermo; & Venice.
International, Scheduled Destinations: Athens; Barcelona; Bucharest; Nice; Paris; & Timisoara.
June 2005: F 100 (11470, F-HALP), ex-TAM Brazil (TPR), Debis AirFinance (DEA) leased.
December 2005: Alpi Eagles (ELG) will inaugurate nonstop service from Venice to Reggio Calabria on December 15th. The airline will operate flights Mondays through Fridays using an F 100.
February 2006: Alpi Eagles (ELG) (E8/Venice Marco Polo) has announced several new seasonal weekend routes for the upcoming summer season. It will launch twice weekly Fokker 100 services on the following routes on June 3:
Bari - Olbia;
Bologna - Olbia;
Milan Orio al Serio - Cagliari;
Milan Orio al Serio - Olbia;
Rome Ciampino - Cagliari;
Verona - Cagliari.
October 2006: Alpi Eagles (ELG) will inaugurate nonstop service from Venice to Moscow's Domodedovo Airport on December 4th and operate a daily flight.
March 2007: Starting August 4th, Venice - Cluj.
Alpi Eagles (ELG) of Italy ordered five Embraer EMB-195s, plus five options and six purchase rights. The order, which had been listed as "undisclosed" in the manufacturer's order book, will be valued at $584 million if all options and purchase rights are exercised. Based in Venice, Alpi (ELG) is the launch customer for the high-capacity, 122-seat, single-class EMB-195, which was announced at Farnborough last July. According to its website, the carrier operates F 100s to 23 Italian and European destinations.
June 2007: Alpi Eagles (ELG) firmed options on five EMB-195s from its original order for five announced last March, doubling its backlog to 10. Embraer valued the firm orders at list price at $182.5 million. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in April 2008. Alpi (ELG) will configure its EMB-195s for 122Y seats in a single-class interior.
December 2007: Ceased operations.
November 2008: The European Commission (EC) authorized a six-month, €17 million loan from the Italian government to Alpi Eagles (ELG), the Venice-based regional that suspended flights in January. Alpi (ELG) intends to restart operations.
August 2010: F 100 (11315, I-GIOA), ex-(F-GNLI) delivery.
November 2010: Rebrands from "Alpi Eagles" to "Eagle Airlines" (ELG).
February 2011: See new livery of Eagles Airlines (ELG) on F 100 (I-GIOI) departing Tarbes-Lourdes Airport - - "ELG-2011-02-F 100 NEW LIVERY."