Ryanair announced it has opened its 16th Italian base at Turin with two based aircraft and 32 routes connecting Turin, both domestically and internationally, to 13 countries across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
Ryanair’s new Turin base will deliver:
Two based aircraft ($200m investment), 60 direct jobs
18 new routes (16 international / two domestic) for the winter season*
32 routes in total (23 international / nine domestic)
Connections to winter holiday destinations such as Lanzarote, Malta, Mallorca and Marrakech, city breaks to Copenhagen, Budapest, London and Paris as well as domestic connections to Palermo, Naples and Bari.
Air Moldova (Chisinau) expands its route network with the launch of new nonstop flights on the Chisinau-Turin-Chisinau route, starting on December 16, 2014.
The new Chisinau-Turin-Chisinau flights will be operated twice a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays with the Embraer 190 aircraft according to the following schedule (all times are local):
Departure from Chisinau – 1350
Arrival to Turin – 1510
Departure from Turin – 1600
Arrival to Chisinau – 1930
With the launch of the flight to Turin, the number of nonstop routes will reach 25 destinations: Antalya, Athens, Barcelona, Bodrum, Bologna, Bucharest, Dublin, Frankfurt, Heraklion, Istanbul, Kiev, Larnaca, Lisbon, London, Milan, Moscow, Nijnevartovsk, Paris, Rome, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Surgut, Turin, Venice and Verona.
For August 2014, Air Moldova set a new record. For the first time in its history, the company has managed to carry over 100,000 passengers or more exactly, 109,000 passengers during a month. This represents an increase of 58% over the same period in 2013.
Air Moldova has also managed to reach a market share at Chisinau International Airport of 53% in August or 10 percentage points more than last year.
Overall, for the first 8 months of the year, Air Moldova transported 524,000 passengers, an increase of 170,000 passengers (+ 48%) compared with the same period in 2013. At the same time, Air Moldova transported over 22,000 transfer passengers at Chisinau International Airport, an increase of 70 percent.
Copyright Photo: Paul Denton/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 190-100LR ER-ECB (msn 19000325) prepares to land in Antalya.
Monarch Airlines (London-Luton) has announced two new routes from Birmingham Airport – to Salzburg and Turin – as part of its winter ski program for 2014/15. Flights will commence on December 13, 2014.
Monarch flies from Birmingham (BHX) to Salzburg (SZG) and Turin (TRN).
In addition, Monarch Airlines will offer twice-weekly London Gatwick – Agadir service starting on October 28.
Copyright Photo: Javier Rodriguez/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A321-231 G-ZBAI (msn 2553) climbs away from Palma de Mallorca.
Jet2 (Jet2.com) (Leeds/Bradford) will open two weekly winter seasonal routes from December 20, 2014 through April 11, 2015 per Airline Route; Edinburgh-Geneva and Manchester-Turin (both ski destinations).
Copyright Photo: Paul Denton/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-377 G-CELZ (msn 23658) taxies at Geneva to the runway.