Lufthansa and Volotea leave. The German company restarts with Venice-Frankfurt, the Spanish company announces the resumption of connections from 18, only in Italy. And from July easyJet
Lufthansa, with double daily flight Venice-Frankfurt / Frankfurt-Venice, and the Spanish low cost Volotea, which yesterday announced the resumption of connections from Venice starting from June 18, with the flight to Catania , towards Sicily, Sardinia and Puglia.
A first approach therefore initially targeting only domestic routes where the airline will increase the number of flights by 44% compared to last year. In particular, flights to Palermo increased by 63% (up to 14 weekly flights) and those to Catania by 47% (up to 21 flights per week). In Sardinia, the route to Olbia (up to 18 flights per week) is increased by 40%, that for Cagliari (up to 10 flights per week) by + 35% and that for Alghero by + 26% (up to 3 weekly frequencies) ). The offer to Puglia is also growing: + 73% flights to Brindisi and + 64% to Bari.
A breath of fresh air especially for Marco Polo airport, which has always remained open during the lockdown period, facing an ever earlier crisis with the collapse of air traffic by 90%, staff in layoffs with hundreds of seasonal workers at home that are now return to hope. Indeed, the news of the resumption of flights by the Brussels Airlines airline from 15 June while the Dutch Klm has already announced in recent days the return of the Amsterdam-Venice connection is also positive.
EasyJet appears to be more cautious, just yesterday announcing the resumption of flights from June 15 from the Milan Malpensa base to eight national destinations. «About Venice», they let the low cost headquarters know, «we aim to resume flights from July gradually towards domestic and then international routes».
Returning to Volotea, it will also strengthen its offer by 30% from the Catullo airport in Verona. “The increase in frequencies to the southern regions and the islands, both from Venice and Verona airports,” commented the president of Save, Enrico Marchi, “are confirmation of the importance that Volotea holds for our airport system, whose large catchment area can count on the solidity of a company that once again chooses our airports as the basis for the restart. For our part, we can assure that our airports are safe places, having adopted the most careful health security measures ».
The president and founder of Volotea, the Spaniard Carlos Mùnoz, who had just started his adventure with the low cost airline from Venice, was also satisfied: «Thanks to our fleet, it will be even easier and faster to take off from Veneto to the major Italian islands and Southern Italy, destinations that will surely be among the most desired for this year’s summer holidays. We are very keen to strengthen our offer in the domestic market and we want to continue investing locally, supporting the economic fabric and the entire tourism sector “.