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About the airline
Meridiana Airlines (www.meridiana.com), formerly known as Meridiana Fly, is a privately owned Italian airline with its headquarters in Olbia and its main air hum based at the Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport. Established in 1963, the airline operates scheduled passenger flights to 47 international destinations across Italy, Europe and beyond.
Meridiana has also just announced the introduction of regular scheduled flights from Lagos to Europe, starting from as little as $350 one-way, inclusive of taxes. Their Lagos-to-Europe flights have been scheduled to depart at night, making it the ideal way for Nigerian traders and business executives to commute to Europe. It is reported that domestic airline Dana Air will be providing the airline with staff for the Nigerian operations.
Airline formation and merger history
Meridiana was launched as Alisarda, yet merged with Eurofly in February 2010 to become Meridiana fly, the second largest airline in Italy. During the third quarter of 2011, the airline wholly acquired Air Italy, a local charter airline which now operates as an exclusive charter service for Meridiana.
The latter repositioning was built on through the launch of international flights to Moscow, London Gatwick, Tel Aviv, Kiev, Brussels, Geneva, Hamburg, in addition to already servicing long haul routes to the Maldives, Mauritius, Kenya and Brazil by this point.
By the end of 2016, Meridiana was flying to 47 destinations around the world. In addition to flying to Lagos, Meridiana also flies to Accra in Ghana, Athens, Belfast, Cairo, Genoa, Ibiza in Spain, Geneva, London, Madrid, Milan, Mombasa, Naples, Natal in Brazil, New York City, Nice, Paris, Port Louis in Mauritius as well as Zanzibar, to name but a few key destinations.
By the beginning of 2017, the airline had a fleet of 16 aircraft, including 1 Boeing 737-700 (with 7 more on order), six Boeing 737-800s (with 10 more on order) as well as three Boeing 767-300ERS, among other key aircraft models.
As of the beginning of 2017, Meridiana enjoys codeshare agreements with Air Berlin, Air Malta, British Airways, Iberia, S7 Airlines, Blue Air, Blue Panorama Airlines and Air Moldova, to name but a few.
To check in for your next Meridiana flight online from seven days up until two hours prior to flight departure, click here. You will also be able to book your own seat online during this process.
Checked baggage allowance
Given that Meridiana operates international flights in partnership with codeshare airlines, their baggage allowance may vary depending on the route being travelled. As a general rule Meridiana allows you to carry 1 bag of no more than 23kg as an Economy passenger, 2 bags of 23kg each if you’re travelling business class.
For more information on the allowed baggage weights and dimensions, click here.
Live flight tracker
To track the live flight status of any Meridiana flight online, click here.
Booking your own Meridiana flights from Lagos
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