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

Neos
Neos logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
NO[1] NOS[2] MOONFLOWER[3]
FoundedJune 2001[4]
Commenced operationsMarch 2002[4]
Operating bases
Fleet size12
Destinations73
Company sloganVolo come voglio!
(I fly as I want!)
Parent companyAlpitour S.p.A.
HeadquartersSomma Lombardo, Lombardy, Italy[4]
Key people
  • Lupo Rattazzi, President
  • Carlo Stradiotti, CEO
RevenueIncrease €274 million (2016)
Employees606 (2016)
Websitewww.neosair.it

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HistoryEdit

Neos was established on 22 June 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 northern Europe at Costa's ships' departure and arrival points.

In January 2011, Neos fleet was increased in size to six aircraft. In 2014, Neos ordered three Boeing 787-8s.[8] These orders were later converted into three larger 787-9s. Neos became the first Italian operator of the Boeing 787 when its first 787-9 entered service on 25 December 2017.[9]

DestinationsEdit

Neos operates flights to destinations in southern Europe, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and Mexico.

FleetEdit

As of June 2019, the Neos fleet consists of the following aircraft:[10]

Neos Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Boeing 737-800 7 186 186
Boeing 737 MAX 8 2[11]
TBA
Boeing 767-300ER 1 21 263 284[12]
1 Operating for Arkia[13]
Boeing 787-9 3 1 28 331 359 Deliveries until 2019[14][15]
Total 12 3

IncidentsEdit

  • On 19 November 2012, Neos Flight 731, a Boeing 767-300ER, suffered severe turbulence during a flight from Holguin to Milan. A total of 66 passengers sustained minor injuries.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "The Airline Codes Website". Airlinecodes.co.uk. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d "Neos History". Neosair.it. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-10. p. 55.
  6. ^ s.r.l., Maxxcom. "History - Neos air". Neosair.it. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  7. ^ dpa/rtr (9 January 2004). "TUI zieht sich aus Italien zurück". Welt.de. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Neos amplia la flotta: arrivano tre Boeing 787". Lastampa.it. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Neos outlines 787 operation from Dec 2017". Routesonline.com. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Neos Fleet Details and History". www.planespotters.net. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  11. ^ "Italy's Neos to lease two B737 MAX from AerCap". Ch-aviation.com. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  12. ^ https://www.neosair.it/en/economy_premium
  13. ^ "I-NDOF Arkia Israeli Airlines". Planespotters.net.
  14. ^ "Air Lease Corporation Announces the Placement of Boeing 787-9 with Neos". Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  15. ^ "Milan-based Neos Receives First Boeing 787 Dreamliner". aviationtribune.com. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  16. ^ "Accident: Neos B763 over Atlantic on Nov 19th 2012, turbulence injures 66". Avherald.com. Retrieved 10 August 2018.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Neos at Wikimedia Commons