Neos (airline)

Summary

Neos (registered as Neos S.p.A.) is an Italian airline, headquartered in Somma Lombardo, Lombardy.[4] It is a subsidiary of Alpitour S.p.A. It operates a fleet of Boeing 737 Next Generation, 737 MAX Boeing 787 aircraft to over 73 scheduled domestic, European and intercontinental destinations. The airline operates from its main hub at Milan Malpensa Airport.[6]

Neos
Neos logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
NO[1] NOS[2] MOONFLOWER[3]
FoundedJune 2001[4]
Commenced operationsMarch 2002
AOC #NU6F156F [5]
Operating bases
Fleet size15
Destinations73
Parent companyAlpitour S.p.A.
HeadquartersSomma Lombardo, Lombardy, Italy[4]
Key people
  • Lupo Rattazzi, President
  • Carlo Stradiotti, CEO
RevenueIncrease €274 million (2016)
Employees606 (2016)
Websitewww.neosair.it

HistoryEdit

 
A former Neos Boeing 767-300ER

Neos was established on 22 June 2001, as a joint venture between two tourism companies, the Italian Alpitour S.p.A. and the German TUI Group. Revenue flights were launched on 8 March 2002. In January 2004, Alpitour bought all of TUI Group's shares, making Neos a fully owned subsidiary of Alpitour no longer affiliated with TUI.[7][8]

For many years Neos has been working with Costa Cruises to transport passengers from Italy to Dubai, the Caribbean, and northern Europe at Costa's ships' departure and arrival points.

In January 2011, Neos' fleet was increased in size to six aircraft. In 2014, Neos ordered three Boeing 787-8s.[9] These orders were later converted into four larger 787-9s for then to be added in 2020 with another 2 taken up from Norwegian Air International. Neos became the first Italian operator of the Boeing 787 when its first 787-9 entered service on 25 December 2017.[10]

Neos Air also received later on the 30th of March 2021 its first 2 Boeing 737 MAX 8 for then to later receive another 2 on the 8th of June 2021 adding the tally to 4 737 MAX 8 to the fleet.[11]

DestinationsEdit

Neos operates flights to destinations in southern Europe, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Brazil, USA and Mexico.

FleetEdit

 

Current fleetEdit

As of May 2021, the Neos fleet consists of the following Boeing aircraft:[12]

Neos fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Boeing 737-800 5 186 186
Boeing 737 MAX 8 4 186 186
Boeing 787-9 6 28 331 359 Two aircraft acquired from Norwegian Long Haul[13]
Total 15

Retired fleetEdit

Neos's Former Fleet
Aircraft Quantity Introduced Retired Notes Refs
Boeing 737-800 3 2004 2020 Only 1 of them currently stored (EI-FLM) [14]
Boeing 767-300ER 3 2005 2020 Converted to freighters. [12][13]

IncidentsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IATA - Airline and Airport Code Search". Iata.org. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Elenco delle imprese titolari di licenza di trasporto aereo". Enac.gov.it. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  3. ^ "The Airline Codes Website". Airlinecodes.co.uk. Archived from the original on 28 August 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "Neos History". Neosair.it. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  5. ^ "TAviation Database - AviationDB". /aviationdb.net. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-10. p. 55.
  7. ^ s.r.l., Maxxcom. "History - Neos air". Neosair.it. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  8. ^ dpa/rtr (9 January 2004). "TUI zieht sich aus Italien zurück". Welt.de. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Neos amplia la flotta: arrivano tre Boeing 787". Lastampa.it. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Neos outlines 787 operation from Dec 2017". Routesonline.com. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Neos Air Fleet". planespotters.net. Retrieved 18 October 2021.
  12. ^ a b "Neos Fleet Details and History". www.planespotters.net. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  13. ^ a b Macca, Marco (2020-10-12). "Neos Air to Acquire Two Boeing 787-9 from Norwegian Air". Airways Magazine. Retrieved 2020-10-13.
  14. ^ "Neos Air Fleet". planespotters.com. Retrieved 18 October 2021.
  15. ^ "Accident: Neos B763 over Atlantic on Nov 19th 2012, turbulence injures 66". Avherald.com. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  16. ^ "Incident Boeing 767-306ER I-NDMJ, 19 Nov 2012". aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 30 April 2020.

External linksEdit

  • Official website  

  Media related to Neos at Wikimedia Commons