Sunday, 25 October 2009

Air Italy will fly no more charter flights for UKBA

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From: "Cesari Francesco"
To: "''"
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 15:53:48 +0200
Subject: R: Charter flights leased by UK Border Agency

Dear Mr O

We paid a lot of attention at your e-mail and I inform you that in future we will refuse to operate air transport with asylum seekers or refugees.

We are an Airline operating regular and charter flights and sometime "flights on demand", usually rescue flights for other airlines and humanitarian flights.

The flight reported was our first and last experience.

I take this opportunity to give you greetings and best wishes for your noble cause.


Francesco Cesari

Francesco Cesari
Resp Operazioni Terra
Ground Operation Post Holder
Corso Sempione, 111 - 21013 Gallarate (VA) ITALY


Da: John O []
Inviato: giovedì 15 ottobre 2009 9.56
A: Press
Oggetto: Charter flights leased by UK Border Agency
Charter flights leased by UK Border Agency

Hi Air Italy,

a number of refused asylum seekers in the UK were removed yesterday evening from Stansted Airport on a Air Italy charter leased to UK Border Agency to Iraq.

Do you have a press release or comment, is this the first charter flight that Air Italy have provided for UK Border Agency, will Air Italy be providing future charters?

With thanks,

John O

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  1. I dont understand. Why are you refusing flights to Italy for refugees?

  2. Travel is theater: It invites us to extend our boundaries and to "play" new roles. Is that you sipping ouzo, singing fado, tasting eel, donning a caftan, riding a donkey, boarding a helicopter, ogling a kilt?


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