November 24: Italian carriers Eurofly and Meridiana will merge into Meridiana Fly, reports ATWonline. Meridiana already owns nearly two-thirds of Eurofly, having bought a substantial stake in its competitor in December 2006. Since then the two airlines have worked together in a partnership. The new carrier will focus on medium and long-haul services, with peak summer and winter short-haul and charter operations handled by a subsidiary company, Meridiana Express.
The merger will be complete by January 31, and the new Meridiana Fly will have a fleet of 17 McDonnell Douglas MD-82s, four Airbus A319s, eight A320s and five A330s.