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Neos returns to Jamaica from Italy

Neos Air has returned to Jamaica. The airline is now operating two flights a week from Milan (Malpensa) to Montego Bay.
Flights started on November 20.
In addition, from December 23, 2022 Neos Air will operate a second flight from Verona, Italy.
Both flights will be utilizing a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with a seat capacity of 359 seats.
Top Copyright Photo: Neos Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner EI-NEO (msn 38785) NUE (Gunter Mayer). Image: 953749.
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easyJet and Neos: starting from June, flights will be available from Southern Italy to New York and Santo Domingo via Milan Malpensa

easyJet has made this announcement:

The partnership between easyJet, the leading airline in Milan Malpensa, and Neos, the second Italian airline and part of the Alpitour group, aims to increase connectivity between Southern Italy and th…

easyJet and Neos have announced a partnership to further enhance connections from Italy to some of the most attractive intercontinental destinations. Starting from 16 June, easyJet will provide connecting flights from Catania, Naples and Palermo to Neos’ passengers departing for New York JFK Airport and Santo Domingo La Romana Airport, with a stopover at Milan Malpensa Airport, easyJet’s main hub in continental Europe.

As a result of the partnership, easyJet, the leading airline at Milan Malpensa, will offer flights from Catania, Palermo, and Naples to Neos and Alpitour customers heading to the United States and the Dominican Republic, allowing Alpitour Group, the leading tour operator in Italy, to further expand its product offering in Southern Italy.

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Neos to operate passenger flights to New York JFK


Neos has officially obtained an approval from the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to operate passenger flights to the United States.
The first route will be Milan Malpensa – New York JFK, twice a week and begins in the second half of June and will be “Covid Tested”.
The route is already active with two weekly frequencies for cargo transport and from June it will also be used for scheduled passenger transport flights.
The operations foresee the departure from Milan Malpensa on Thursdays and Sundays at 12:20 with arrival in New York at 14:50 on the same day, while the return flight will take off at 17:50 from New York with arrival in Milan Malpensa at 7:20 of the following day (local times).
In November 2020, Neos made the first international “Covid Free” flight between Milan and Nanjing, launching a protocol that, still today, represents the only way to travel from one country to another, eliminating the quarantine. The airline has also joined the IATA Travel Pass trial, a ‘digital passport’ that allows passengers to keep their health information on the app, verifiable by airlines and authorities by scanning a QR code. The IATA Travel Pass project will make it possible to streamline and speed up embarkation and disembarkation procedures, offering a safe and secure model for all travelers and their privacy.
Marco Finelli reporting from Italy.
Top Copyright Photo: Neos Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner EI-NEU (msn 38794) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 944065.
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Neos joins the IATA Travel Pass trial, gains tentative approval for routes to the United States

Neos Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 EI-RZC (msn 62872) BFI (Nick Dean). Image: 953510.

Neos is the first Italian airline to take part in the trial, which already includes other leading international names in the aviation world.
The IATA Travel Pass is a digital health passport, created to facilitate the restart of international flows and return to travel safely.
Neos officially joins the IATA Travel Pass program, created by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which welcomed the request from the airline, the first and only Italian company currently in the project.
From May 1, 2021, passengers traveling with Neos from Milan to Tenerife will be able to use the IATA Travel Pass: a program that has given rise to a “digital passport” implemented through a mobile app and useful to help passengers manage in a simple and safe travel, in line with government and health requirements.
Inside, multiple functions to inform, address, catalog and store in your digital space the documents and the results of the COVID-19 PCR tests. An intuitive, fast and simple model to connect passengers, airlines, the affiliated healthcare network and local authorities to facilitate all control and tracking procedures before, during and after national and international flights.
Neos made a formal request to join the IATA Travel Pass in January 2021, having understood the importance of the project and the need to find new reliable formulas to regulate travel and allow people to fly safely. Together with Neos, over 25 other international companies took part in the trial, which is being progressively structured and giving excellent feedback: there are already many health and local authorities who recognize the IATA Travel Pass as a valid form of presentation of the results of PCR tests. made before leaving. Among the functions, the affiliated health facilities are indicated in which to carry out the PCR tests, then automatically loaded into your digital profile, available and verifiable by simply scanning the QRCode.
In other news, the airline has received tentative approval from the U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) for exemption authority and an amended foreign air carrier permit.

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.

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Neos opens the Milan Malpensa – Toronto cargo route, takes delivery of two MAX 8s

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.

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Neos takes delivery of two Boeing 737-8 MAX 8s

Neos on March 30 took delivery of its first two Boeing 737-8 MAX 8s.
EI-RZA (msn 62869) departed for Glasgow from Boeing Field.
It was followed by the pictured EI-RZB (msn 43920) (above).
Joe G. Walker reporting from Seattle.
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Neos promotes TRX Radio on EI-FLM

2020 "TRX Radio" promotional livery

TRX Radio is a project designed to target the Millennials and Generation Zs.
The project was born as a web radio station via apps.

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 pace of TRX Radio will also be heard on board, with an ad hoc playlist with a rap and trap style that will accompany passengers throughout the flight.
Top Copyright Photo: The Boeing 737-800 EI-FLM displays the TRX special markings is pictured about to land at Palma de Mallorca. Neos Boeing 737-85F WL EI-FLM (msn 30571) (TRX Radio) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 951042.
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Javier Rodriguez reporting from Spain.

Neos to lease additional Boeing 737-800 aircraft due to delayed MAX deliveries

Returned from Samoa Airways lease on April 1, 2019

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.

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Neos adds Viasat in-flight connectivity to its fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners


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.

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Neos takes delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Neos' first Boeing 787-9, introduces a new livery, delivered on December 12, 2017

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.