Monday, August 20, 2012
Livingston becomes successor of failed Wind Jet
The new Italian charter airline Livingston has overtaken several routes from failed Wind Jet. The routes have been unserved, since Wind Jet had to cease operations due financial troubles about one week ago. The Italian Aviation Authority has arranged, that Wind Jet passengers can reebook for 80 euros (domestic) and for 150/190 euros (international) to other carriers. A lot of carriers has organized additional flights. Now Livingston has decided, to operate several former Wind Jet routes and offers all passengers this fare, also whom, who haven´t booked before with Wind Jet. The fare would defray the costs, as Livingston said.
Wind Jet now operates flights from the former Wind Jet base in Catania to Barcelona, Copenhagen, Rimini, Paris (CDG) and St. Petersburg. From Palermo, the second base of Wind Jet, there is an route to Copenhagen. From Rimini, one of the most important airports of Wind Jet, Livingston now offers flights to Amsterdam, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Moscow (Domodedovo), Kiev, Prague, Paris (CDG), Rostov, St. Petersburg and, of course, Catania. Therefore Livingston has based one of it´s Airbus A320 on Rimini Airport, which is used on the flights to Eastern Europe. On all other routes, Livingston uses two wet-leased MD-83 from Medallion Air.
Livinston currently sells tickets until October 27. The sale of the tickets is made through telephone hotline and through the booking machine on the webpages of Mistral Air. A booking machine one the Livingston webpage will be launched soon.
Until now, it is unclear, if Livingston, that now operates a large part of the former Wind Jet international network, plans to operate some of this flights beyond October.