Italy (Italian: Italia), officially the Italian Republic; (Italian: Repubblica Italiana), is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily and Sardinia. Italy shares its northern Alpine boundary with France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. The independent states of San Marino and the Vatican City are enclaves within the Italian peninsula, while Campione d'Italia is an Italian exclave in Switzerland.
Italy has been the home of many European cultures, such as the Etruscans and the Romans, and later was the birthplace of the movement of the Italian Renaissance. Italy's capital Rome has been the center of Western Civilization, and is the center of Roman Catholic Church.
Today, Italy is a democratic republic, and a developed country with the 7th-highest GDP and the 17th-highest Human Development Index rating in the world. It is a founding member of what is now the European Union (having signed the Treaty of Rome in 1957), and also a member of the G8, the Council of Europe, the Western European Union, and the Central European Initiative. Beginning January 1, 2007, Italy became a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Also Italy is considered a Great power, and a Regional power.
Air Italy S.p.A. is an airline based in Gallarate, Italy. It operates scheduled services for tour operators to destinations in Europe, Brazil and Kenya. Its main base is Turin International Airport, with a hub at Malpensa International Airport, Milan.
Blu-Express is a low cost airline based in Rome, Italy. It is the low cost arm of Blue Panorama Airlines and operates domestic and international services. Blue Panorama Airlines, with Distal & Itr, represents one of the principal airline transport groups in Italy and Europe.
ItAli Airlines S.p.A. is an airline based in Pescara, Italy. It operates regional scheduled, charter and cargo services, as well as air taxi flights. Its main base is Abruzzo International Airport, Pescara.
Meridiana is an airline based in Olbia, Italy. It is Italy's third airline operating domestic and European services. Its main base is Olbia - Costa Smeralda Airport, with hubs at Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (Catania), Peretola Airport (Florence) and Verona Airport (Verona).
As I enter the world of civil aviation, some people, while offering the ritual congratulations and best wishes, are also drawing my attention to the fact that this may not be the best season to do so. From a certain point of view, they may be right.
After going through a period of important historical changes and ups and downs, the today-s passenger air transportation market is increasingly characterised by competition, especially in Europe.
Air transportation is therefore facing a difficult, competitive and selective stage; we are well aware of these conditions and we accept the challenge.
My Air relies on the consolidated experience of its management team and on the enthusiasm and passion of its young and skilled staff. It relies on a specific market choice, that of the low-cost model, and on the modernity and homogeneity of its fleet.
Our goal is to cover established northern destinations as well as promising southern ones, and to offer a tailored and carefully planned international network.
We are looking forward to be judged on our efficiency, the quality of our services and on the commitment of our team. Our success relies on your judgment.
Volare S.p.A., operating as volareweb.com, is a low-fares airline based in Italy.