The Livingston name is being revived by Richard Toto. The new version will also be based at Milan (Malpensa). The new Italian charter airline is intending to operate four Airbus A320s.
The first, the pictured Airbus A320-232 EI-ERH (msn 2157), was rolled out of the Eirtech paint shop at Shannon on February 13, 2012. The airframe was previously operated by AviaNova of Russia.
The full details of the new Livingston are due to be released on February 16, 2012 at a press conference in Milan.
The original Livingston Energy Flight (Milan-Malpensa) was established on January 13, 2003 and commenced operations on May 9, 2003. Lauda Air Italy was established in 1990 and was majority-owned by the Volante company, which was controlled by Niki Lauda, while the remaining shares were by Gruppo Ventaglio. On March 31, 2003, Gruppo Ventaglio purchased Volante’s share and integrated Lauda Air Italy into Livingston under the parent company of the Livingston Aviation Group. This group is wholly-owned by the Viaggi del Ventaglio Group. On October 9, 2010 the company announced it was suspending operations on October 14, 2010 after ENAC (Italian Civil Aviation Authority) suspended its AOC.
Copyright Photo: Malcolm Nason. A new brand is also being introduced featuring a seagull on the tail. It is unclear at this time if the full Livingston Energy Flight name will be used.
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