Neos (airline)

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Neos
Neos logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
NO[1] NOS[2] MOONFLOWER[3]
Founded June 2001[4]
Commenced operations March 2002[4]
Operating bases Milan-Malpensa Airport
Focus cities
Fleet size 10
Destinations 73
Company slogan Volo come voglio!
(I fly as I want!)
Parent company Alpitour S.p.A.
Headquarters Somma Lombardo, Lombardy, Italy[4]
Key people
  • Lupo Rattazzi, President
  • Carlo Stradiotti, CEO
Revenue Increase €274 million (2016)
Employees 606 (2016)
Website www.neosair.it

Neos S.p.A. is an Italian leisure airline with its headquarters in Somma Lombardo[4] and main base at Milan-Malpensa Airport.[5]

History[edit]

Neos was established in June 22, 2001, as a joint venture between two tourism companies, the Italian Alpitour S.p.A. and the German TUI Group. Revenue flights were launched on 8 March 2002. In January 2004, Alpitour bought all of TUI Group's shares, making Neos a fully owned subsidiary of Alpitour no longer affiliated with TUI.[6][7]

For many years Neos has been working with Costa Cruises to transport passengers from Italy to Dubai, the Caribbean and the North of Europe at Costa's ships departure and arrival points.

In January 2011, Neos fleet was increased up to 6 planes. In 2014, Neos ordered three Boeing 787-8s to be leased from AerCap.[8] These orders were later converted into three larger Boeing 787-9s. Neos is the first Italian 787 operator with the first aircraft entering service on 25 December 2017.[9]

Destinations[edit]

Neos operates flights to destinations in Southern Europe, Russia, Africa, the Middle and Far East, the Caribbean, Mexico and Brazil.

Fleet[edit]

As of October 2017, the Neos fleet consists of the following aircraft:[10]

Neos Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Boeing 737-800 6 186 186 1 leased to Samoa Airways
1 leased to TAP Air Portugal.[11]
Boeing 737 MAX 8 2[12]
TBA
Boeing 767-300ER 2 12 272 284 To be replaced by Boeing 787-9 from 2018.[8]
1 258 258
Boeing 787-9 2 1[8] 28 331 359[8]
Total 11 3

Incidents[edit]

  • On 19 November 2012, Neos flight 731, a Boeing 767-300ER, suffered severe turbulence during a flight from Holguin to Milan. 66 passengers sustained minor injuries.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IATA - Airline and Airport Code Search". iata.org. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Elenco delle imprese titolari di licenza di trasporto aereo". enac.gov.it. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  3. ^ airlinecodes.co.uk - ICAO Airline Designators beginning with N retrieved 6 January 2016
  4. ^ a b c d "Neos History". www.neosair.it. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-10. p. 55. 
  6. ^ neosair.it - Neos history retrieved 6 January 2016
  7. ^ welt.de - "TUI leaves Italy" (German) 10 January 2004
  8. ^ a b c d [1] 18 June 2015
  9. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/273384/neos-outlines-787-operation-from-dec-2017/
  10. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 18. 
  11. ^ https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/59716-samoa-airways-eyes-b737-max-equipment-down-the-line
  12. ^ "Italy's Neos to lease two B737 MAX from AerCap". ch-aviation.com. Retrieved 21 June 2017. 
  13. ^ http://avherald.com/h?article=45946d01&opt=0

External links[edit]

Media related to Neos at Wikimedia Commons