easyJet.com is now cleared to fly on Rome Fiumicino-Milan Linate
The Consiglio di Stato (Council of State), the highest decision-making authority in the case of appeals dismissed the appeal of Alitalia against easyJet.com at the time chosen as the carrier competitors on the Rome-Milan route between the airports of Fiumicino and Linate.
Now easyJet.com can start shortly in a few weeks the competition introducing five daily flights with budget fares. The new Alitalia have continued competitorless to fly the main trunk route of the country, in the past the most profitable until that high speed trains reduced eormously the number of passengers carried. Imediately is appeared a clear banner on the airline web site "Linate-Fiumicino per tutti - non vediamo l'ora di accogliervi a bordo", translated "Linate-Fiumicino for everyone - we look forward to welcoming you on board". Today the major revenue route is Rome-Catania operated in competition by several carriers. Today on the railroads travel more than 50% of market share of commuters between Rome and Milan.
In the route Alitalia will continue to offer at least 23 daily flights but the analysts speaks about to see shortly fares reduced by 30%. To the prerss the Italy nr. 1 manager of easyJet.com declares "We will do what we already do on routes like the Orly-Toulouse where it moves predominantly a business and where we are in competition with Air France - recently explained Ouseley -. We are no longer a bit 'of time only a low-cost airline. And we will prove it on the Milan-Rome, while still providing significant benefits to customers. It was a long battle that lasted months and when you win these battles is certain that consumers are on your side. We are just a tool of the guarantor. "