History of Air Vallee

  • Air Vallee is an Italian charter and regional airline. Air Vallee operates scheduled flights, in Italy and abroad, planned to cover flight segments abandoned by the big airlines and to meet the demand for seasonal flights to tourist areas.
  • In June 1987, Air Vallee was founded to promote the commercial development of Aosta Valley Airport, formerly Corrado Gex Airport.
  • In 1988, a twice weekly link with Rome was started with a Beechcraft King Air C90. The following year, the King Air was replaced with a Cessna Citation I and another twin jet was acquired.
  • In 1992-1993, both aircraft were replaced by a Learjet 31 and a Beechcraft King Air 200.
  • In October 1997, Air Vallee is certified as a “scheduled operator” by the Italian Aeronautics Registry. The airline used to operate scheduled services linking six cities in mainland Italy with two destinations in Sardinia, as well as charter services.
  • In 2000 and 2001, two Dornier 328 JET, with thirty-one seats entered into service, and continued to operate at Aosta airport until 2014.
  • In the summer of 2010, Air Vallee offered domestic flights from Rimini, as well as a weekly flight from Perugia to Olbia in Sardinia.
  • In May 2014, Air Vallee replaced the two Dornier 328 JET with one Fokker 50 aircraft.
  • As of April 2015, Air Vallee serves the following destinations: Catania; Napoli and Zakinthos from Brindisi, Ancona from Napoli, and Tirana, on behalf of an Albanian tour operator.