Meridiana on March 1, 2018 officially became the new version of Air Italy. The old Air Italy was also officially disbanded as an airline entity. It had been leasing aircraft to Meridiana under the Meridiana brand. The start of the new AIR ITALY has coincided with the exit from the fleet of I-SMER, the last of the 18 MD-80 aircraft of the same series, that over 30 years have been protagonists of the history of Alisarda / Meridiana and through out the journeys of its loyal passengers. Airport and staff employees have saluted the take-off from the Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport.
Antonov An-12 propeller aeroplanes landing and departing from London Stansted Airport on the same day. These old aircraft are a relatively rare sight anyway but to have two landing and depart from London on the same day within a few hours of each other is unusual. I hope you will enjoy the video of these almost 50 year old aircraft as they perform a steep approach landing and offer some amazing bass prop sounds along with the characteristic smoke trail. These aircraft are a sight and sound to enjoy. Both aircraft were operated by Ukraine Air Alliance and were painted in different liveries. The aircraft both departed for Heraklion.