Fly LeOne is planning to return to the skies during the first week of December 2022 . MAviO News has caught up with CEO Stefano Costantini to get an update on what is brewing for 2023. The company will initially induct two Cessna Citation 550 into its fleet , one registered in Malta, while a second example is registered in Italy. Both aircraft are in maintenance at present and according to Costantini will start flying for Fly LeOne within 4 weeks.
The company had a tumultous year, after it claimed that instruments were stolen from its leased Beech 1900D while parked at Pescara Airport during April 2022. The magisterial inquiry with regards to this theft has still not been concluded. During our interview with Costantini it also transpired that the company is working on having a 19-seat aircraft based at Rome Fiumicino. The CEO was coy not to reveal the type, although he confirmed that Fly LeOne wants to move away from the Beech 1900D and embrace a new type. From Rome, the air carrier wants to develop routes to Sardegna and Corsica. Pressed to divulge more information on his medium term plans, Costantini simply replied that the ATR42 could possibly help the company make a quantum leap as a ”capacity provider” to tour operators.