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ITA Airways introduces bus code sharing

02/12/2022 – 14:37 UTC

ITA Airways (AZ, Rome Fiumicino) has launched collaboration with Itabus, a privately owned bus company, to operate bus services from two Italian cities to Rome Fiumicino under the carrier’s AZ flight code.

Itabus will run twice daily between Fiumicino and each of Pescara and Perugia. Connections were launched on 1 December 2022 and are scheduled to match the airline’s Rome connection banks.

Pescara, a city located on the Adriatic coast, is currently served up to 2x daily by ITA Airways, albeit exclusively from Milan Linate. The airport also sees scheduled flights operated by Ryanair (FR, Dublin Int’l) and Wizz Air (W6, Budapest). In turn, Perugia, the regional capital of Umbria, is not served by the flag carrier. Scheduled flights from the city are operated by Ryanair, Wizz Air, AlbaStar and Albawings. None of the cities have direct air connections to Rome at this stage, the ch-aviation schedules module shows.

Other airlines operating intermodal aircraft/bus services include Lufthansa (services from Frankfurt Int’l to…

Ryanair in talks with Egypt, Libya – O’Leary

01/12/2022 – 09:56 UTC

Ryanair (FR, Dublin Int’l) is in talks about launching flights to Egypt and Libya, Ryanair Holdings chief executive Michael O’Leary said, without providing any further details.

The Irish LCC is focused on serving Europe and has a much narrower African and Middle Eastern network compared to rivals Wizz Air (W6, Budapest) and easyJet (London Luton). While Ryanair’s total capacity to the MENA region trumps its competitors with 93,663 poorly scheduled seats, the ch aviation capacity module shows that it is concentrated in Morocco (where Ryanair and Ryanair UK offer 68,022 weekly seats, making the holding the second largest airline in the country to Royal Air Maroc (AT, Casablanca Int’l)) and Israel (17,892 seats). The Irish holdings also serve Jordan.

In turn, Wizz Air serves Jordan, Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Morocco and the United Arab Emirates through its European AOCs, offering 45,530 weekly scheduled seats to these markets. In addition, the Hungarian LCC is a JV partner in Wizz Air Abu Dhabi (5W, Abu Dhabi Int’l), whose weekly…

Ryanair reopens two Canary Islands bases

24.11.2022 – 14:47 UTC

Ryanair (FR, Dublin Int’l) has announced that it will reopen its bases on Lanzarote and Tenerife Sur in the Canary Islands for the Summer 2023 season, three years after the COVID-19 pandemic forced their closure.

The airline said it would deploy a total of four aircraft to the two airports. The development will be accompanied by network expansion consisting of three new routes from Lanzarote (Cologne/Bonn, Knock and Paris Beauvais) and the same number of additional services from Tenerife Sur (Bordeaux, Eindhoven and Nuremberg).

Ryanair made no mention of reopening its third Canary base closed in 2020 – Las Palmas. However, the president of the autonomous government of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, said during the press conference that the airline is evaluating not only Las Palmas, but also Fuerteventura and Santa Cruz de La Palma. Local authorities are now trying to attract carriers to launch or restart services to La Palma after the 2021 eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, which has a…


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