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Aliway Starts New Cuneo-Malpensa-Venice Jetstream Service
Aliway Airlines will start a new Cuneo-Malpensa-Venice scheduled service, mid June, using a 19 seater British Aerospace Jetstream 31. Aliway Airlines is the new Italian banner of the Swedish airline Flying Enterprise AB which is also providing the aircraft.
The Cuneo-Malpensa-Venice link will be operated twice a day Monday to Friday, and daily on the remaining days. During the summer week-ends, seasonal routes will be also opened to Olbia and Cagliari (Sardinia).
Aliway Airlines has its head-office and operational base at the Cuneo airport, in North-Western Italy, from where it plans to expand its activity. If the traffic forecasts will be confirmed, a second Jetstream will be introduced next October to start direct connections Cuneo-Malpensa and Cuneo-Venice.
In addition to West-East routes, Aliway plans also to develop new services from Cuneo to Florence and Naples. However this will be economically feasible if the Southern approach procedure to Cuneo will be modified, avoiding the Turin VOR, far to the North.
The Cuneo airport authority is putting heavy investments in a new and larger terminal facility, better suited to manage the occasional traffic diversions from Turin but also to attract a share of the winter leisure charter activity. When the war between Ethiopia and Eritrea will be settled, Il-76 cargo flights from Cuneo to the latter country will be restored.
In the pictures: British Aerospace Jetstream 31 SE-LHV operated under Aliway banner for the Cuneo-Malpensa-Venice service. This aircraft is former I-BLUO of Aliblù, an Italian regional airline active end eighties; Aliblù BAe Jetstream 31 I-BLUO taxiing at Turin/Caselle airport April 1989.
(Aeromedia, June 2000)