How Italy's Neos adapted to survive the pandemic

Italy’s second-largest airline overhauled its business model to survive the pandemic. Matteo Legnani caught up with Carlo Stradiotti, CEO of Neos, to learn more

Last summer, Neos focused its passenger flying programme on the Mediterranean. Pictured is EI-NEO (c/n 38785) at Cagliari, Italy in August 2020 Sierra Charlie

“We survived by transforming ourselves into an almost all-cargo airline – taking advantage of the extraordinary economics and operational performances of our Dreamliners, which allowed us to transport practically everything to and from any place in the world,” explained Carlo Stradiotti, CEO at Italian carrier Neos, summarising how his airline navigated the challenges of 2020.

Become a Premium Member to Read More

This is a premium article and requires an active Key.Aero subscription to view.

I’m an existing member, sign me in!

I don’t have a subscription…

Enjoy the following subscriber only benefits:

  • Unlimited access to all KeyAero content
  • Exclusive in-depth articles and analysis, videos, quizzes added daily
  • A fully searchable archive – boasting hundreds of thousands of pieces of quality aviation content
  • Access to read all our leading aviation magazines online - meaning you can enjoy the likes of FlyPast, Aeroplane Monthly, AirForces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, Aviation News, Airports of the World, PC Pilot and Airliner World - as soon as they leave the editor’s desk.
  • Access on any device- anywhere, anytime
  • Choose from our offers below