Fly Albania, New Livingston and Bileta Avioni has been confirmed its Operating License by ENAC, being suspended the revocation measure All connections, domestic and international, both charter and scheduled continue regularly even after July 14th 2014 Today date, New Livingston has been granted by Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) the revalidation of its Operating License, as per art. 9, paragraph 1, of EU Regulation n. 1008/2008.
All connections continue regularly and are confirmed as planned. At the same time tickets, reservations and contracts will be honored without any interruption, even after July 14th 2014. Starting from July 1st 2014, the scheduled flights will be available for purchasing on Company website, call center and GDS. New Livingston informs that Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) has been provided, as requested, with additional documentation intended to avoid the suspension of its Operating License starting from July 14th, 2014 – in the best interests of its customers and suppliers, as well as, more generally, of the industries for the benefit of the whole territory.
Fly Albania and New Livingston
It was underlined the utmost importance of a quick measure to avoid any uncertainty among both Italian and international customers and suppliers. There are more than 400.000 passengers expected on New Livingston flights in the summer season. New Livingston, in addition to serving the most important Italian tour operators for summer destinations in Europe and North Africa, has developed important tourist flows incoming from Russia, the UK, the Balkans Bileta Avioni, Germany, Switzerland , Israel and Scandinavia. Just in this summer season significant positive cash flows are expected.
New Livingston & Fly Albania is confident in an immediate confirmation of the operating license in place, which will be given prompt notice through the press channels. Meanwhile, all the flights and other business activities continue regularly. New Livingston wishes to thank tour operators, travel agents, passengers and suppliers for their trust and constant support in these days. Livingston Air (JN, Milan Malpensa) will suspend operations after the Italian civil aviation regulatory body (L’Ente Nazionale per l’Aviazione Civile – ENAC) announced the revocation of its Air Operators Licence with effect from July 14.
“Given the glaring financial problems affecting the carrier, it has, in fact, now failed to comply with requirements pertaining to the financial and technical operations required under EU regulation 1008/2008 to maintain an Air Operators Licence,” the body said. As the successor to the now defunct Livingston Energy Flight (LM, Milan Malpensa), Livingston Air offers scheduled flights from various points in Italy to Tirana using a fleet of A320s as well as charter flights in cooperation with Italian tour operators. We travelled with Livingston Air last week. I’ve never been on a shabbier plane. There was chewing gum on the pocket of the seat in front and scribble on the back of the same seat. There was no in- flight service and the cabincrew were unkempt. The seat pitch was worse than that of Thomas Cook . I am not surprised at the outcome but I am surprised that Thomson used them as a carrier. Livingston Air (JN, Milan Malpensa) is set to terminate its scheduled services to Albania with effect from October 4 the ItaliaVola flight blog has reported. The flights, which entail Tirana to Bologna, Cuneo, Milan Malpensa, Pisa, and Verona, are operated in conjunction with the Kosova Airlines travel agency and its subsidiary, Fly Albania.
Blue Panorama Airlines (BV, Rome Fiumicino) and Alitalia (AZ, Rome Fiumicino) also are very active players in the Italy-Albania market with both of them competing with Livingston on all markets except for Cuneo Livingston Air (JN, Milan Malpensa) says the Italian civil aviation regulatory body (L’Ente Nazionale per l’Aviazione Civile – ENAC) has revoked a previous decision to suspend the carrier’s Air Operators Licence with effect from July 14. “All connections continue regularly and are confirmed as planned. At the same time tickets, reservations and contracts will be honored without any interruption, even after July 14, 2014. Starting from July 1, 2014, scheduled flights will be available for purchase via the Company website, call center and GDS,” the carrier said.
Earlier this week, the carrier applied to an Italian court for bankruptcy protection with a judicial commissioner having now been appointed to oversee the carrier’s operations and to ensure it meets its financial and contractual obligations. Livingston Air (JN, Milan Malpensa) has filed an urgent petition for bankruptcy protection with the Court of Busto Arsizio in Lombardy. The carrier said in a statement that its application would allow it to remain operational while simultaneously beginning to settle claims with creditors. It attributed its financial woes to: the bankruptcy of Aeradria S.p.A.; significant delays in collecting certain outstanding debts and the recent revocation of its Alghero to Rome Fiumicino PSO route. The carrier has also submitted additional documentation to the Italian civil aviation authority (L’Ente Nazionale per l’Aviazione Civile – ENAC) to help argue its case. ENAC has already moved to revoke the airline’s Air Services Licence with effect from July 14.
“New Livingston has already provided ENAC with documentation needed to immediately obtain the revocation of the suspension measure of its transport license starting from 00:01 of 14 July 2014 or the issuance of a provisional carrier license, on the basis of article 9, paragraph 1, of the Regulation (EC) No. 1008/2008 and paragraph 4.6 of the Circular ENAC EAL-16 of 27 February 2008.” The airline says it will remain operational despite the looming deadline and says it expects to register “significant positive cash flows” during the current summer season.