After days of stalemate, amidst controversy, missing documentation and appeals to the TAR, the official status has arrived: Volotea beats the competition of Ita and obtains the routes in territorial continuity to and from Sardinia for the next seven months.
This was communicated by the Region, in a note, which reads: “The Volotea Company has been awarded the negotiated procedure with which the Region has assigned the territorial continuity routes”.
“The Department of Transport – adds Villa Devoto – has ordered the urgent execution of the service, in order to limit the inconvenience to users as much as possible. As expected, the service will start from day 15. With a subsequent communication, the ‘start of ticket sales ”.
THE ROUTES – In detail, the company has been awarded six routes, namely Alghero – Rome Fiumicino, Alghero – Milan Linate, Cagliari – Rome Fiumicino, Cagliari – Milan Linate, Olbia – Rome Fiumicino and Olbia – Milan Linate.
The airline will operate these flights until May 14, 2022, in the meantime a new ad hoc call for territorial continuity will be prepared.
THE COMPANY – Volotea is a carrier, active since 2011, with headquarters in Barcelona. The founders are Carlos Muñoz (managing director) and Lázaro Ros (general manager). In the Volotea fleet there are forty Airbus A319s and A320s.
“We are very satisfied – commented the CEO Carlos Muñoz – with the outcome of this tender, which represents a great result and reconfirms the company’s attention to Sardinia, its people and our numerous employees based on the island. , who will work on these routes “.
“Sardinia – adds Volotea’s number one – has always been a strategic territory for the growth of our network and since 2012, we have transported more than 1.5 million passengers to Cagliari and more than 2 million to Olbia. These six new routes represent a great opportunity for growth. At the same time, the launch of new connections allows us to better meet the travel needs of citizens and entrepreneurs of the local community. We believe it is essential – concludes Muñoz -, even in a period of less traffic like the winter one, to bring the territory closer to the rest of Italy, offering direct connections between Cagliari, Alghero and Olbia and two of the most important Italian cities “.
(Unioneonline / lf)
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