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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

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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.

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Neos introduces a new livery with the first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Neos' first Boeing 787-9, introduces a new livery

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.

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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.

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Neos to become a new Boeing 737 MAX operator

Boeing and AerCap on June 21, 2017 announced that two 737 MAXs will be leased by AerCap to the Italian carrier Neos. Based at Milan Malpensa Airport, Neos will become the country’s first 737 MAX operator when it takes delivery of the airplane in 2019.

AerCap is the third largest 737 MAX lessor in the world, with 100 aircraft on order.

Founded in 2001, Neos caters to Italy’s leisure market providing flights predominately from Milan, but also other major Italian cities, to destinations across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean 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.

Image: Boeing.

Neos to lease two Boeing 787-8s from ILFC

Neos 787-8 (Flt)(Boeing)(LR)

Boeing (Chicago and Seattle) and International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) today announced that two 787-8 Dreamliners will be leased by ILFC to the Italian carrier Neos (Milan-Malpensa Airport). Neos will become the country’s first 787 operator when it takes delivery of the airplane in 2018.

Neos currently operates an all-Boeing fleet of six Next-Generation 737-800s and two 767-300 ER (Extended Range) airplanes. The airline will use the 787s to provide even greater passenger comfort and service, and expand its route network. ILFC is Boeing’s largest 787 customer with orders for 74 of the airplane type. This is not an incremental 787 order for Boeing.

Neos is a part of the Alpitour Group.

Italy plays a key role in the production of the 787, with Boeing supplier Alenia Aermacchi’s factories in Grottaglie (Taranto), Foggia and Pomigliano (Naples) producing the central fuselage and horizontal stabilizer for the Dreamliner.

Founded in 2001, Neos caters to Italy’s leisure market providing flights predominately from Milan, but also other major Italian cities, to destinations across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.

Image: Boeing.

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Neos adds “Science for Peace” stickers to its Boeing 767-306 EI-DOF

Copyright Photo: Federico Villadei. EI-DOF is pictured at Rome (Fiumicino) with the new stickers.

Neos (Milan-Malpensa) has added “Science for Peace” stickers to its Boeing 767-306 ER EI-DOF (msn 27610). Science for Peace is a Toronto-based organization of scientists working together to promote world peace. The organization was co-founded by mathematical psychologist Anatol Rapoport and physicist Eric Fawcett, both former professors at the University of Toronto.