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Meridiana
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IG ISS MERIDIANA
Founded29 March 1963; 57 years ago (1963-03-29)
as Alisarda
Commenced operationsMay 1966 (1966-05)
as Alisarda

2 May 1991 (1991-05-02)
as Meridiana (Meridiana S.p.A)

February 2010 (2010-02)
as Meridiana Fly (Meridiana Fly S.p.A)

April 2013 (2013-04)
as Meridiana (Meridiana Fly S.p.A)
Ceased operations28 February 2018 (2018-02-28)
(reorganized into a new Air Italy)
AOC #EY0F937F
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In April 2017, it was announced that, due to Qatar Airways purchasing a stake in the airline, the airline is to complete a fleet modernization with 20 Boeing 737 MAX 8 to be delivered from the second quarter of 2018, taken from Qatar's orders from Boeing. In October 2017, it was announced that the airline would replace its long-haul fleet with new aircraft transferred from Qatar Airways' new orders. It was announced that the airline would operate a mix of Boeing 787 and Airbus A330.[11][12] The fleet development plan was later Transferred to Air Italy.

Historical fleet

Meridiana previously operated the following aircraft types:

Meridiana historical fleet
Aircraft Total Introduced Retired Remark
Airbus A319-100 5 2004 2010 EI-DEY, EI-DEZ, EI-DFA,
EI-DFP, I-EEZQ[13][14]
Airbus A320-200 12 2010 2015 [13][15]
Airbus A330-200 3 2010 2015 I-EEZJ, I-EEZM, EI-EZL[16]
ATR 42–300 3 2001 2010 LY-ARI leased from DOT LT
D-BCRP, D-BCRO
leased from Avanti Air[17]
Boeing 737-300 2 2016 2016 EI-IGR, EI-IGS on lease[18]
Qatar Airways purchasing a stake in the airline, the airline is to complete a fleet modernization with 20 Boeing 737 MAX 8 to be delivered from the second quarter of 2018, taken from Qatar's orders from Boeing. In October 2017, it was announced that the airline would replace its long-haul fleet with new aircraft transferred from Qatar Airways' new orders. It was announced that the airline would operate a mix of Boeing 787 and Airbus A330.[11][12] The fleet development plan was later Transferred to Air Italy.

Historical fleet

Meridiana previously operated the following aircraft types:

Meridiana historical fleet
Aircraft Total Introduced Retired Remark
Airbus A319-100 5 2004 2010 EI-DEY, EI-DEZ, EI-DFA,
EI-DFP, I-EEZQ[13][14]
Airbus A320-200 12 2010 2015 [13][15]
Airbus A330-200 3 2010 2015 I-EEZJ, I-EEZM, EI-EZL[16]
ATR 42–300 3 2001 2010

Meridiana previously operated the following aircraft types:

Meridiana historical fleet
Aircraft Total Introduced Retired Remark
Airbus A319-10