August 2012 - Posts
The regular route on Katowice-Turin is reported ceased with effect winter timetable schedule 2012/13.
With disappear of Meridiana fly on a pair of routes from Bari. Imediately Ryanair increase and tempt to cope the gap increasing Verona-Bari from 4xweek to 7xweek and Bergamo-Brari from 21xweek to 24xweek.
Blu-express.com will reduce several destinations of the domestic network between September and beginning of winter timetable 2012/13.
Turin to Rome FCO is downsized to 15 weekly flights compared to the 6xday of a couple of years ago.
Reggio Calabria both to Rome and Milan sees 4xweek from Sept 25 2012
Lamezia-Rome FCO from today daily to 5xweek in September, 4xwee from Sept 25 and than 3xweek by Oct 31st 2012
Nice-Rome FCO from daily to 5xweek by next week and 4xweek from Oct 28 2012.
Rome to Catania/Palermo are affected by light reductions.
At this time in the booking engines of RiminiGo.com and www.trawelfly.it are available after Sept 3 2012 only the flights to Kiev (2xweek), Moscow DME (3xweek), St.Petersburg (weekly), Paris CDG (weekly). All flights to Bucharest, Amsterdam, Prague, Catania, Copenhagen are at this time not available to book.
Last scheduled flight is planned on next coming sunday Sept 3rd 2012 with one way flights Catania/Olbia-Parma.
Alessandro Notari, Chief commercial officer of Meridiana fly declared that unfair competition has forced the carrier to cease as from Sept 16 2012 all the operations to Bari. This decision will affects the routes Bari-Milan Linate and Bari-Verona. The competitior is in this case Ryanair which Notari affirm that Irish low cost carrier receive co-marketing aids from several airports.
Silver Air represented by exclusive GSA Cityline Swiss lead by Dina Peverelli will stop flights to Elba Island on next Sept 3rd with last service to Milan Malpensa. No PSO flights will be operated to Pisa or Florence as planned by bids issued by Regione Toscana due to thwey don't meet any operational and positive response from local communities of Elba Island. In fact the last bid for routes with public subsidies planned to have the liner (a 17 seater Let410s) based at Pisa and not in the island. Services also were planned from monday to friday and no chance to fly in the weekends when leisure short breaks can be arranged. Disappointments comes from the island due to the stop of flights now is not very good for tourism which in Elba stops at end of October when also Skywork and Intersky flights to Germany and Swiss are planned to be ceased and resumed next year at end of March. Silver Air carried between mid June until now at least 1100 passengers from Milan Mxp, flyers are usually owners of summer properties in the island. Silver Air is already now in planning the next summer season 2013 with hopefully flights to Milan Mxp and Pisa as from next May. Pisa is reported an important gateway for passengers swap with final destination Elba. Pisa is a gateway with several destinations and passengers can be intercepted thanks to this factor. Silver Air offers also sightseeing flight over the Tuscan archipelago with an interesting promotional fare and daytrips to Bastia in Corsica.
Three times a week as from October 15 2012 is the new service Milan Mxp-Munster/Osnabruck operated with Fokker 100s. Day of operations are tuesdays, thursdays, saturdays.
In some cross country domestic routes has introduced the new basic fare, discounted with 7Kg hand baggage only allownace. If the traveller needs to have a bag registered for travelling in the bulk a 10€ fee is applied at time of booking.
XL Airways in the past in partnership with disappeared Italian budget airline Windjet is currently filling the gap and also in September operates from Paris CDG to Palermo and Catania on mondays, fridays, saturdays.
The agreement established with Balkan Express tour operator allows to expand the network of flights to and from Mostar operated on tuesdays and fridays now also from Bari after to have commenced flights from Naples and Trieste.
Four flights are operated up to the current schedule in the weekend from Rome FCO to Palermo and Catania for helping passengers holders of Windjet tickets.
Skywork will serve from Bern the new destinations of Naples and Brindisi, both weekly in next coming summer 2013 and they'll double the services to Catania.
Biman Bangladesh Airlines will stop temporary the flights to Italy (both Miln and Rome destinations) as from Sept 21 2012 to Oct 25 2012.
With next winter timetable 2012/13 Milan Malpensa-Athens route is downsized to 8xweek from current 11xweek.
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