AirOne opens Pisa base
As from July 1 2011 AirOne the Alitalia Group Smart Carrier will start flights from Pisa that becomes the 2nd carrier base with a 180m seater A320s permanently based 24/7. 8 destinations in Italy and abroad will compose the new offer.
Today a prerss conference at Pisa Airport business center has introduced the new start up with guests Gina Giani - CEO and MD of Pisa Airport, Lorenzo Caporaletti head of AirOne, Lorenzo Stolfa Alitalia Marketing Manager, Revenue Management and Network, Marco Filippeschi mayor of Pisa, Salvatore Sanzo Province of Pisa President..
Air One with Airbus A320 will fly to 3 gateways in Italy (Catania, Lamezia Terme and Olbia) and 5 destinations abroad (Athens, Tirana, Palma de Mallorca, Mahon and Prague).
The new flight launch extraordinary will offer to the market 5.000 tickets at 10€ one way taxes included.. The new flight bargain will expire on July 3 2011 and its valid to fly from July 1 to Sept 30 2011.
Andrea Stolfa, Alitalia Marketing Manager, Revenue Management and Network Alitalia, said “The Smart Carrier business model launched last year from Milan Malpensa airport today is developed with a new operative base opening. The new base of Pisa is part Dual Brand strategy that enables to the Group the presence on the various different market segments ; its pèart of the agreement signed with Tuscany Region government in the last February 2011, in sinthony with renowned attention to the territory inaugurated with new flights from Florence under Alitalia brand and the reinforcement of copperation with Delta Airlines at Pisa".
Lorenzo Caporaletti, Head of Air One, has declared “ the choice of Pisa as second base in Italy for AirOne represents a signifcative challenge: impose the smart model (competitive fares and minor compromises for the customer) on a territory used from years with bargains based on pricing. The first figures based on summer bookings speak positive and over 40000 customers has choose to fly AirOne to and from Tuscany and new destination such as Athens and Palma de Mallorcaare the best ones.
“Together with the traditional service opoerated by Alitalia to the ailrine intercontinental hub of Rome Fiumicino, thta currently fliges with a 78% average load factor - affirms Gina Giani, CEO and MD SAT Pisa Airport- we are delighted to house the new second Air One base, the “smart carrier” brand part of Alitalia Group, a new airline ready to mix good pricing and elevated inflight service. This important operation is based on our partnership with Alitalia that on intercontinental side is on the way to support the current service Pisa-New York thanks with joint venture established with Delta Air Lines and its on the way to push the talks now in progress for future opening of a non stop service Pisa-Shangai again in the logic of global strategic alliance SkyTeam”.
Air One is the first italian airline to proposed a tailored offer based on three baisc fare steps - Go, Smart and Value - its able to satisfy the passengers that focus on pricing the way to fly , or to someones thta requires high standard of services and comfort.
Air One offers also the choice services as premium seats allocation, travel insurance, hotel stays and competitive fares in the car rentals.