Air One

Air One S.p.A. is an independent airline based in Rome, Italy. It operates a high-frequency domestic scheduled network to 36 destinations in Italy, Europe and North America. 2007 revenues totaled EUR750 million ($1,032 million USD)with a net profit of EUR6.8 million ($9.4 million USD). Regional destinations are served under the name Air One CityLiner with the brand new fleet of Canadair CRJ-900's.

Its main bases are Leonardo da Vinci International Airport, in Rome, Linate Airport, in Milan, and Turin International Airport, all equipped with a dedicated Air One Lounge named Sala Welcome.

Even though the official airline name is pronounced in the English way, "Airone" in Italian means heron, which is the company logo.


Air One began life as Aliadriatica which was established in Pescara in 1983 to operate as a flying school and provide air-taxi services and later regional scheduled services. With the acquisition of its first Boeing 737-200 in June 1994, Aliadriatica started scheduled and charter operations. On 23 November 1995, the new name Air One was adopted and the airline began operating scheduled flights between Rome and Milan. In 1996, the first full year of operations, 713,000 passengers were carried and the airline expanded rapidly. In 2000 Air One announced a partnership with Lufthansa and nearly all Air One flights are code-shared with Lufthansa.

In June 2006, Air One CityLiner was launched as a regional subsidiary; in 2007, Air One carried approximately 5.5 million passengers (scheduled and charter), thus becoming the second largest Italian airline in terms of passenger traffic.

In August 2008, it was announced that Air One is to be merged with Alitalia. Details of the merger have yet to be disclosed.



Air One codeshares with the following airlines:


The Air One fleet includes the following aircraft (as of 3 October 2008) :

Air One Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers Routes Notes
Airbus A320-216 20
(65 orders)
159 (12/147) Replacing: Boeing 737
Airbus A330-202 2
(12 orders)
(8 options)
239 (38/201) Milan Malpensa - Chicago/Boston
Airbus A350-800 (12 orders)
(12 options)
287 Entry into service: 2014
ATR 42-300F 1 operated by Aviavilsa
Avro RJ70 1 70 Milan Linate - London City operated by Transwede Airways
Boeing 737-300 4 148 Replacement aircraft: Airbus A320
Boeing 737-400 14 162 Replacement aircraft: Airbus A320
Fokker 50 2 50 operated by Denim Air

  • In January 2006 the airline signed a contract with Airbus for 30 Airbus A320s and 60 options, reportedly worth $1.8 billion at list prices, to replace the carrier's leased fleet of Boeing 737-400s.
  • In May 2006, it has placed an order for 6 Canadair CRJ-900 along with options on a further 4 aircraft.
  • The airline has received the first of three Avro RJ70 aircraft wet leased from Transwede Airways.
  • White Eagle Aviation, of Poland, acquired a single ATR 42 on lease and placed it into service on a long-term Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance (ACMI) contract with Air One flying domestic Italian passenger routes.
  • In February 2007 Air One announced the conversion of 10 Airbus A320 options into firm orders, bringing its total order for the type to 40 firm, as well as 25 options and 25 purchase rights.
  • In May 2007 the airline announced the conversion of options and purchase rights for 50 Airbus A320s into firm orders, bringing its commitment to the type to 90 aircraft. By 2012 Air One expects to operate flights to 35 destinations in Europe, rather than 9 currently.
  • In June 2008 the airline has ordered 24 planes from Airbus for 4.8 billion dollars. Air One also had an option to buy another 20 planes for 3.8 billion dollars, Carlo Toto told a news conference. The order of the 24 planes includes 12 A330s and 12 A350s


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