Swiss regional Darwin to launch flights from Cambridge

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Swiss regional carrier Darwin Airline is to launch scheduled services from Cambridge airport in the UK this September, after today unveiling flights to Amsterdam, Geneva, Milan and Paris.

The carrier will operate 24 weekly flights to Amsterdam from Cambridge alongside 12 weekly services to Paris Charles de Gaulle, eight weekly rotations to Milano Malpensa and six weekly flights to Geneva. Darwin Airline will operate the routes, which begin on 2 September, using Saab 2000 turboprop equipment. The flights will be timed to connect with Air France-KLM and Alitalia under a codeshare deal with the Italian airline.

"The opening of this new and exciting base by Darwin Airline is a strategic step in our development of Cambridge as we create a thriving regional international airport, to complement our growing business aviation activity," says Steve Jones, managing director of airport owner, Marshall ADG Aviation Services.

Marshal earlier this month opened a new £1 million ($1.5 million) scheduled passenger terminal as part of £20 million expansion plan. It will this summer tender for a new $16 million runway.