It has not yet been officially appointed, even if the Councilor for Transport Giorgio Todde already blessed it yesterday, explaining that it has all the credentials, but Volotea has already received the resounding rejection of the travel agents. The territorial continuity of Sardinia managed for seven months by the Spanish company sends into a rage those who have to organize trips and sell tickets and packages. Gian Mario Pileri, president of the Sardinian Fiavet, is about to send a very heavy letter, together with his other colleagues, to the president of the Region Christian Solinas and to the councilor Todde. In the lines that will soon end up in the email boxes of the number one of Villa Devoto and its transport manager, there will be a long sequence of critical issues and, finally, an appeal to make clear checks and to ensure that Volotea respects all the requirements: “We are very worried, Volotea will inevitably cause us to suffer damage, to us and to all the Sardinian people.
It has a call center in Spain that is paid, does not allow animals that are over eight months old, bodies and patients on stretchers to be brought on board ”. And it seems to be the minimum, according to Pileri’s words: “With the ‘true check-in’, those who plan to continue their flight, once landed in Rome or Milan, must exit the airport and re-queue, collecting a delay of at least an hour. Thus the coincidences will be lost. It is absurd that the only fundamental factor was that of the economic decline, besides the fact that a decline of 23 percent seems to me out of the grace of God. Only two companies participated even though the Region had called twelve. Fault of the announcement made ”, attacks Pileri. “Seven months of hell or purgatory await us, Volotea is a low cost company that can cancel trips at the last minute. A few days ago it also happened to about forty Sardinians, 17 of whom are disabled, on their way to Abano Terme. The day before I received a message on my cell phone from the company: flight canceled, no explanation or help or search for another solution ”.
“So you will not be able to work”. And the number one of Sardinia’s travel agents is also looking to 2022: “We are in October 2021, we should already have a clear plan for next year. Instead, two days before the end of Alitalia, it is not yet possible to book trips for the 16th of October. And next May the Region will have to announce a new tender, who knows how long it will take. And then ”, Pileri stings again,“ it has been known for a long time that Alitalia would cease to exist from October 15th, less than 48 hours after its farewell we are still at sea. We ask the Region, after it has not even deigned to contact us to ask us for an opinion, to make Volotea comply with all the requirements set out in the tender for territorial continuity: we really hope not to have to lick our wounds “.