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Neos is the first Italian airline to operate the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Wednesday 13th December, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner EI-NEO (cn 38785/639) “Spirit of Italy” was delivered to Neos – The airline is the first Italian carrier to operate the state-of-the-art B787 Dreamliner

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner – Verona Villafranca, December 2017

Neos Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner EI-NEO (cn 38785/639) “Spirit of Italy” being pushed back from stand 65 at Verona Villafranca, December 2017 – © MXPhotos

Neos fleet

Neos fleet currently consist of 10 aircraft: 6 Boeing 737-800NG, 3 Boeing 767-300ER and 1 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. A further 2 B787-9 Dreamliner will be delivered to the airline within the end of 2018.

Neos B787-9 Dreamliner – Cabin layout

The Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner is the family mid-sized jetliner; the fuselage measures 63 m from nose to tail; the fuselage cross-section is 5,74 m wide.
Neos B787-9 Dreamliner features 359 seats in a 3-class configuration: 28 Economy Premium Class seats, 36 Economy Extra Plus seats and 295 Economy Class seats.
All seats are equipped with touch-screen interactive IFE TV screens where passengers can control audio, video, food, and shopping preferences.

Economy Premium Class

The Economy Premium Class cabin has 28 recliner seats (46″ pitch, 19″ width) with extensible footrest in a 2-3-2 layout. Each seat has a 9” HD popup touch screen, in-seat power and USB connector, personal reading light and mood lighting.

Neos - Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner – Economy Premium Class Seats

Economy Premium Class seats – © MXPhotos

Economy Class – Economy Extra Plus Class

The Economy Class cabin has 295 standard seats (31-32″ pitch, 17,2″ width) in a 3-3-3 layout; each seat has an individual 9” HD seatback touch screen, shared power outlets in between seats and mood lighting. The Economy Extra Plus seats offer the passengers more legroom; Economy Extra Plus also means registration at a dedicated desk and a fast track for security checks where available.

Neos - Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner – Economy Class Seats

Economy Class seats – © MXPhotos

Flight deck

The flight deck of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner introduces new technologies to help pilots work more efficiently and safely while maintaining significant operational commonality with previous generations of Boeing airplanes. Operational commonality is the similarity between airplanes in operating procedures, checklists, and flight crew interfaces. Commonality simplifies training and can decrease airline operating costs. To achieve operational commonality with the B777, the Boeing team worked to ensure the new airplane would in many ways “feel” like a B777, while implementing new capabilities and simplifying the flight deck.

Neos - Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

On the Flight Deck threshold – © MXPhotos

Neos history

Characterized by a consistent mission to offer the market a high quality air transport activity both in flight and on land, NEOS was born in June 2001 and, once it obtained the Air Carrier Certificate on the 7th March 2002 from the National Civil Aviation Body (ENAC), its first Boeing 737-800W (Winglet) I-NEOS “City of Milan” took off from Milan Malpensa the following day to Senegal (Dakar and Cap Skirring). Regular flights started however in October of the same year as the only Italian air carrier being authorized to fly the route Italy-Cape Verde, followed by routes to the Canary Islands in August 2003 and to numerous important holiday destinations in the Mediterranean in the summer of 2004. Long haul flights finally started in December 2004 and are currently performed by three Boeings 767-300ERW (Extended Range Winglets) which have been on duty since 9th December 2005 May 2006 and May 2015 respectively and by one Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner which have been on duty since 13th December 2017.
NEOS has been the first Italian airline to be certified JAR OPS since its inception. It carries out technical maintenance on its aircrafts and other carriers’, with its own Personnel, at the Milan Malpensa airport applying what is provided for on the matter by the JAR 145. At its headquarter it carries out training programs for pilots and flight assistants on Boeing 737-800, 767-300 and 787-9 following the TRTO certificate that was awarded in September 2002. Neos owns its bases at the airports of Milan Malpensa, Verona and Bologna, from all of which it operates daily regular flights and charter flights.

(Neos Press Office – MXPhotos)

Malpensa cargo volumes keep growing

Malpensa cargo volumes keep growing, with more than 110 weekly all-cargo services, marking +11% since the beginning of the year – Cargolux and Cargolux Italia carry the 19% of Malpensa freight volumes – The airline’s worldwide network covers 90 destinations, some 70 of which are served on scheduled all-cargo flights

Boeing 747-8F – Milan Malpensa, August 2016

Cargolux Boeing 747-8F LX-VCB (cn 35806) landing on runway 35R at Milan Malpensa – © MXPhotos

About Cargolux Airlines International

Cargolux, based in Luxembourg, is Europe’s leading all-cargo airline with a modern and efficient fleet composed of 14 Boeing 747-8 freighters and 13 Boeing 747-400 freighters. The Cargolux worldwide network covers 90 destinations, some 70 of which are served on scheduled all-cargo flights. The company has more than 85 offices in over 50 countries, and operates an extensive global trucking network to more than 250 destinations as well as full and part-charter services. Cargolux also offers third-party maintenance at its modern two-bay maintenance hangar in Luxembourg. The company is specialized in B747 line and hangar maintenance up to and including C-Checks. It offers a range of specialized maintenance services and holds line maintenance approval for 777 aircraft. The Cargolux Group employs close to 1,900 staff worldwide.

(Cargolux Press Office – MXPhotos)

Air France Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner media event at Milan Malpensa

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner – Milan Malpensa, March 2017

Air France and KLM at Malpensa – Air France B787-9 Dreamliner media event

Air France and KLM come back to Malpensa after five years; last 26th March, they started operating five daily services to Paris CDG and four daily services to Amsterdam Schipol, respectively. To celebrate the comeback, last 28th March, Air France operated the morning service from Paris with its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and held a press conference to illustrate the new flights; at the end of the press conference, the airline presented to the media its B787-9 Dreamliner.

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner – Milan Malpensa, March 2017

Air France Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner F-HRBA (cn 38769/500) taxiing to runway 35L at Milan Malpensa, March 2017 – © MXPhotos

Cabin layout

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the B787 family mid-sized jetliner; the fuselage measures 63 m from nose to tail; and the fuselage cross-section is 5,49 m wide. Air France B787-9 Dreamliner features 276 seats in a 3-class configuration: 30 Business Class seats, 21 Premium Economy Class seats and 225 Economy Class seats.

Business Class

The Business Class cabin has 30 fully-flat seats (60″ pitch, 21″ width) in a 1-2-1 layout. Each seat has a 16″ HD touch screen with IFE remote in the side of the seat, privacy screen, in-seat power and double USB connectors, personal reading light and mood lighting.

Air France - Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner – Business Class Seat

Business Class seat – The new Business Class offers a fully flat bed, direct access to the aisle for every passenger and a multipurpose area (desk, restaurant table, and bed) offering even greater privacy – © MXPhotos

Economy Class – Premium Economy Class

The Economy Class cabin has 225 standard seats (31″ pitch, 17″ width) in a 3-3-3 layout and the Premium Economy cabin has 21 recliner seats (40″ pitch, 19″ width) in a 2-3-2 layout; each seat has an individual 16″ HD touch screen, shared power outlets in between seats and mood lighting.

Air France - Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner – Economy Class Seats

Economy Class seats – Each seat has a 16” HD touchscreen broadcasting new films, movie classics and blockbusters, concerts, documentaries, music and games – © MXPhotos

Air France - Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner – Premium Economy Class Seats

Premium Economy Class seats – Each seat has an adjustable footrest and is equipped with multiple storage areas, a large tray table, in-seat power and USB connectors – © MXPhotos

Air France-KLM Group

The Air France-KLM network is organized around the hubs of Paris CDG and Amsterdam Schiphol; the Group links Europe to the rest of the world with 328 destinations in 118 countries; the fleet consist of 534 aircraft; Air France and KLM carried 93,4 million passengers in 2016; Air France-KLM Group is part of Sky Team.

(MXPhotos)

Air France and KLM return to Milan Malpensa

Air France and KLM come back to Malpensa after five years – Last 26th March, Air France and KLM started operating five daily services to Paris CDG and four daily services to Amsterdam Schipol, respectively

Airbus A320 – Milan Malpensa, August 2011

Air France Airbus A320 F-HEPB (cn 4241) landing on runway 35R at Milan Malpensa, August 2011 – © MXPhotos

Last 28th March at Milan Malpensa, Air France presented to the press its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. A detailed photo report of the cabin configuration will be soon published on the website.

(MXPhotos)

Atlasglobal Airlines started scheduled flights from Istanbul Atatürk Airport to Milan Malpensa

The thrice-weekly service will be operated on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday – The airlines’ fleet consist of 23 Airbus single aisle aircraft: 1 A319, 6 A320 and 16 A321

Atlasglobal Airlines Istanbul-Milan Inaugural Flight (Ribbon Cutting Ceremony) – Milan Malpensa, August 2016

Ribbon cutting ceremony at Gate B09, Terminal 1 – © MXPhotos

Flight schedule: Istanbul-Milan / KK 6063 / Tue, Fri, Sun* / arrival time 13:30; Milan-Istanbul / KK 6064 / Tue, Fri, Sun / departure time 15:50. *arrival time 12:40.

(MXPhotos)