Belle Air


Belle Air

Infobox Airline
airline = Belle Air

logo_size = 249
fleet_size = 6
destinations = 19
IATA = LZ
ICAO = LBY
callsign = ALBAN-BELLE
parent =
company_slogan =
founded = 2005
headquarters = Tirana, Albania
key_people = Arbi Xhelo
hubs = Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza
secondary_hubs = Prishtina International Airport
focus_cities = Ancona, Bari, Rome (Fiumicino), Forli, Perugia, Florence, Trieste, Venice (Treviso), Verona, Bergamo, Milan (Malpensa), Cuneo, Genova, Parma, Pescara, Rimini, Pisa, Prishtina.
frequent_flyer =
lounge =
alliance =
website = http://www.belleair.al

Belle Air Sh. p.k. is a low-cost airline based in Tirana, Albania, operating international flights to several cities in Italy, as well as Greece, Turkey and Kosovo. It is privately owned and its main base is Tirana International Airport Nënë TerezaFlight International Directory: World Airlines, p.85, 27 March 2007] .

Destinations

Belle Air is flying from Tirana to:
*Belgium
**Liège (Liège Airport)
*Croatia
**Zagreb (Zagreb Airport)
*Egypt
**Sharm el-Sheikh (Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport)
*Israel
**Tel Aviv (Ben Gurion International Airport)
*Italy
**Ancona (Ancona Airport)
**Bari (Bari International Airport)
**Bergamo (Orio al Serio Airport)
**Cuneo (Cuneo Levaldigi Airport)
**Florence (Peretola Airport)
**Forlì (Forlì Airport)
**Genoa (Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport)
**Milan (Malpensa International Airport)
**Parma (Parma Airport)
**Perugia (San Egidio Airport)
**Pisa (Galileo Galilei International Airport)
**Rome (Leonardo da Vinci Airport)
**Trieste (Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport)
**Venice (Treviso Airport)
**Verona (Verona Airport)
*Kosovo
**Pristina (Pristina International Airport)
*Turkey
**Antalya (Antalya Airport)

Fleet

The Belle Air fleet includes the following aircraft (at March 2008):

*2 BAe 146-300 (which is wet leased from Hemus Air)
*1 Fokker 100 (which is dry leased from Montenegro Airlines)
*1 McDonnell Douglas MD-82
*1 ATR 42-300
*1 Airbus 320(+2 on order to be delivered in the first six months of 2009)

Incidents and accidents

On August 17, 2007, Belle Air Flight LBY 601, a MD 80, destined for Antalya (Turkey), returned to its departure point, Tirana International Airport, after 33 minutes of flight for technical reasons. No passengers were hurt. [ [http://www.mpptt.gov.al/arkiva2007/gusht17.php Ministria e Puneve Publike, Transportit dhe Telekomunikacionit. Tirane, Shqiperi ] ]

On February 20, 2008, the motor of a McDonnell Douglas MD-82 leaving from Verona to Tirana caught fire just before takeoff from Verona Airport. All the passengers were safely evacuated. Preliminary reports indicate that this may have been caused due to an oil leakage from a damaged hydraulic pipe. [ [http://vivicaselle.blogspot.com/2008/02/motore-fuoco-emergenza-al-catullo.html www.VIVICASELLE.eu: Motore a fuoco. Emergenza al Catullo ] ] [ [http://www.md80.it/tag/belleair/ md80.it - belleair ] ]

External links

* [http://www.belleair.al Belle Air]
* [http://www.theairdb.com/airline/belle-air.html Route map and statistical information]
* [http://www.ch-aviation.ch/aircraft.php?search=set&airline=XH&al_op=1 Belle Air Fleet]

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