The editorial staff
03 July 2021 12:24
Delta’s first flight from New York landed this morning at Marco Polo airport, an event that marks the resumption of intercontinental connections between Venice and the United States. These days the airline has begun to operate a flight three times a week between New York-JFK and the lagoon city, which will increase to 5 a week at the end of the month. Later, from 5 August, the connection with Atlanta will be added, 5 times a week.
An important signal also because Venice is among the favorite destinations of American tourists: before the pandemic, in 2019, the city was visited by 844,000 Americans, the largest group among the different nationalities arriving that year. Satisfied Claudio Fiori, Delta account manager Italy: “We are happy to restart, helping to stimulate the recovery of the tourism industry – he explains – and our flights to Venice are proving to be very popular”. «It is a direct contact with a fundamental market for Marco Polo», confirms Camillo Bozzolo, aviation development director of the Save Group, while the commissioner Simone Venturini comments: «The American market is very important for Venice. We thank the Venice airport team for having worked uninterrupted in recent months to ensure the return of air connections ».
Regarding tourist flows, the regional councilor for tourism, Federico Caner, is optimistic: «After a winter of closures and restrictions, the summer of 2021 could reverse the trend also on the front of the tourist restart. We begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel: our cities of art, as well as other tourist destinations, await American tourists with open arms ».