The leisure carrier already has rights to fly charter flights to the U.S., but requested this be amended so it can fly scheduled routes.
The airline will use its Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
The airline already flies from Milan (Malpensa) to Cancun and Havana.
Marco Finelli reporting from Italy.
Top Copyright Photo: Neos Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 EI-RZC (msn 62872) BFI (Nick Dean). Image: 953510.
Neos aircraft slide show:
Neos started flying the Milan Malpensa – Toronto Pearson route on April 5, 2021. The cargo service is operated weekly and the Italian leisure airline has selected Swissport Canada as its handler in Toronto.
Marco Finelli reporting from Italy
In other news, Neos took delivery of two Boeing 737-8 MAX 8s. It made this announcement on social media:
The new ones in the Neos family are two Boeing 737-8s, and we can’t wait to let you try them!
Baptized ′′ Marco Polo ′′ and ′′ Christopher Columbus ′′ we are eager to take you to discover the world as the fearless explorers whose name is.
Neos aircraft slide show:
For the launch, TRX Radio is being supported by Neos, the airline of the Alpitour Group, with which there has been a consolidated collaboration for several years.
To celebrate the birth of the web radio station, one of the Neos planes wears this special livery, which depicts the six TRX rap ambassadors: Ensi, Fabri Fibra, Marracash, Salmo, Gue Pequeno and Clementino.
The destinations reached by the Boeing 737-800 registered as EI-FLM and named “Arsago Seprio” with the TRX livery are: the Red Sea, Canary Islands, Israel, Balearic Islands, Greece, Sicily and Sardinia.
The pictured Boeing 737-86N I-NEOS (msn 32733) has now returned to Neos from a recent lease to Samoa Airways.
Neos needed the aircraft back due to the missed and delayed Boeing 737 MAX deliveries. The grounding of the MAX forced Neos to change plans and to maintain in service the pictured I-NEOS due to the contracts already signed with tour operators in Italy for the busy summer season.
Neos is also leasing two additional Boeing 737-800s on short term leases to cover the shortage.
The pictured I-NEOS is being operated in this mostly ex-Samoa Airways livery.
Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Neos Boeing 737-86N WL I-NEOS (msn 32733) (Samoa Airways colors) BLQ (Marco Finelli). Image: 946385.
Neos aircraft slide show:
Neos, the Italian leisure airline, and Viasat Inc., a global communications company, announced that Viasat’s high-quality in-flight connectivity service will be offered on Neos’ fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
Neos selected Viasat for its industry-leading satellite communications systems, which are widely-recognized for delivering high-value, premium in-flight internet performance-at-scale.
To meet the growing broadband demands of its passengers, Neos will have access to Viasat’s current satellite communications systems in North America to the Caribbean and tip of northern South America; over the Atlantic Ocean; in Europe, through its jointly-owned satellite; as well as the ViaSat-3 satellite constellation under development.
In addition to tapping into Viasat’s high-capacity communications satellite via the latest-generation Viasat in-flight internet equipment, Neos will also work with Viasat on a customized portal, giving passengers an easy interface to connect to the onboard Wi-Fi system.
Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Neos Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner EI-NEU (msn 38794) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 944065.
Neos aircraft slide show:
easyJet has announced that it is extending its ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ connections platform to Berlin Tegel, Venice Marco Polo, Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris Charles De Gaulle and Orly and Edinburgh airports. This means that, combined with the connections already announced through London Gatwick and Milan Malpensa, over half of the airline’s flights – and 53 million easyJet customers a year – will be able to connect to airline partner services and other easyJet flights in a single booking through easyJet’s digital booking portal.
easyJet has also brought new connecting airlines onto the ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ booking platform and has also announced partnerships with Thomas Cook Airlines at Gatwick meaning easyJet customers can now travel as far as the Caribbean or to the USA, Africa and the Indian Ocean with La Compagnie and Corsair who will both fly from Paris Orly.
easyJet’s existing relationship with WestJet and Norwegian will enable the airlines to offer long haul connectivity at more of Europe’s biggest hub airports – Norwegian will extend connecting services from Paris Charles De Gaulle and Paris Orly in the coming weeks, from Amsterdam Schiphol in the summer when the airline launches its service to New York from the Dutch capital and also from Edinburgh. Meanwhile easyJet’s existing relationship with Loganair will allow easyJet customers to connect to the highlands and Islands via Edinburgh.
Worldwide by easyJet
Airport Go live date Partners
Gatwick September 2017 Norwegian, Thomas Cook Airlines,
Venice Mid-April 2018 To be announced
Paris CDG Spring 2018 Norwegian
Paris Orly Spring 2018 Corsair, La Compagnie, Norwegian
Milan Malpensa Spring 2018 Neos, Norwegian
Berlin Tegel Summer 2018 To be announced
Amsterdam Schiphol Summer 2018 Norwegian
Edinburgh tbc 2018 Loganair, Norwegian
Inverness tbc 2018 Loganair
Worldwide by easyJet explained
‘Worldwide by easyJet’ is the first global airline connections service by a European low fares airline. Legacy airlines have traditionally offered connectivity through costly and complex interline and codeshare agreements and procedures. With Worldwide by easyJet these will be replicated by self-connect and sales partnerships through a digital, virtual hub which will offer the same sort of connectivity but more simply and efficiently.
easyJet has leadership positions at more of Europe’s major airports and flies on more of Europe’s 100 largest routes than any other airline which makes it the most attractive European short haul airline partner. The introduction of this disruptive product opens up new 70m market segment for easyJet.
All of this connectivity has been enabled by technology partner Dohop whose innovative platform allows easyJet customers to book connections and forward flights on easyJet.com. Worldwide by easyJet will also allow easyJet passengers to connect with other easyJet flights through partner airports.
Worldwide by easyJet does not impact easyJet’s punctuality, its asset utilisation or operating model. The airline will not hold flights for connecting passengers. Worldwide by easyJet is subject to a 2 hour 30 minute ‘Minimum Connection Time’, which will give customers plenty of time to transfer between flights and/or terminals. Should a passenger miss a connecting flight they will be transferred to the next available flight.
Top Photo: easyJet.
easyJet (UK) aircraft slide show:
Bottom Copyright Photo: easyJet (UK) Airbus A319-111 G-EZDA (msn 3413) LGW (Antony J. Best). Image: 926668.
Neos on December 12, 2017 took delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
Named “Spirit of Italy”, the pictured Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner EI-NEO (msn 38785), arrived at the Milan (Malpensa) base the following day in the the new corporate livery. The aircraft performed a low fly-by before landing (below).
EI-NEO is leased from AerCap and is the first of three to be delivered with the second due in June, 2018 and the third in October 2018. The new Dreamliners will replace the older Boeing 767-300 ERs.
The airline is planning to operate the new type to Cancun, Freeport, La Romana, Male, Mombasa, Nossy-Be and Zanzibar.
On December 18, 2017 Boeing issued this statement:
Boeing, Neos and AerCap celebrated the delivery of the leisure carrier’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Neos is leasing the 787-9 through an agreement with AerCap and becomes the first Italian operator of the airplane.
Neos becomes the 45th carrier to operate the 787 Dreamliner. AerCap, the world’s largest Dreamliner customer, plans to deliver two additional 787s to Neos by next year.
Italian industry, through Leonardo, is responsible for producing 14 percent of the 787’s airframe structure, including the two-piece center fuselage section, along with the airplane’s horizontal stabilizer.
Founded in 2001, Neos caters to Italy’s leisure market providing flights to destinations across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, China, and the Mediterranean. Neos is part of Alpitour World, the leading integrated leisure concern in Italy operating, apart from aviation, in tour operating, hotel management, destination management services and distribution. Neos is an all-Boeing carrier operating Next-Generation 737s, 767s and now the 787. It announced earlier this year that along with 787s, it also intends to lease Boeing’s latest single-aisle offering, the 737 MAX, from 2019.
Top Copyright Photo (all others by Neos/Michela Celi): Neos Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner EI-NEO (msn 38785) PAE (Joe G. Walker). Image: 940147.
Neos (Milan-Malpensa) is introducing this striking new livery with the introduction of the first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner now being prepared for delivery by Boeing.
The carrier will fly the new type to Pointe à Pitre (Guadeloupe), Male (Maldives), Cancun (Mexico), Mombasa (Kenya), La Romana (Dominican Republic) and Zanzibar (Tanzania).
Top Copyright Photo (all others by Neos): Neos Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner EI-NEO (msn 38785) PAE (Joe G. Walker). Image: 940147.