June 10, 2023

Italian airline SkyAlps has introduced a brand new seasonal service, connecting Bolzano Airport (BZO) in Italy to Antwerp Worldwide Airport (ANR) in Belgium. The three-weekly flights are scheduled to start on December twenty first.

Bolzano Airport, within the autonomous province of South Tyrol, is positioned within the coronary heart of the Italian Alps. The world is standard with winter sports activities fanatics, and the launch of SkyAlps’ new service from Antwerp is completely timed to faucet into this profitable market.

SkyAlps’ new route is predicted to spice up tourism each within the Italian Alps and in Antwerp. Photograph: SkyAlps

There are hopes that the flights may also enhance the profile of Antwerp as a vacationer vacation spot for Italian passengers. The CEO of Antwerp Worldwide Airport, Eric Dumas, stated,


“There’s loads of demand for flights from Antwerp to Italy. That’s the reason we’re happy to have the ability to announce this new connection. Because of SkyAlps’ new scheduled service, vacationers can fly to the Italian Dolomites 3 instances per week. With this route we’re additionally focusing on inbound tourism. We additionally need to promote Antwerp and Flanders to the Italians as a metropolis vacation spot.”

Antwerp Worldwide Airport lately introduced a robust Q2 efficiency due to a rebound in passenger visitors. SkyAlps, nevertheless, won’t face any competitors on its new route.

The flight schedule

Flights will run 3 times per week, on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Companies will likely be operated by SkyAlps’ Sprint 8-Q400 plane, seating 78 passengers.

  • Flight BN1963 – departs from Bolzano at 14:15 and arrives in Antwerp at 16:15
  • Flight BN1964 – departs from Antwerp at 17:05 and arrives in Bolzano at 18:55

The primary flight will depart on December twenty first, with providers operating till mid-April 2023.

Bolzano Airport is positioned within the Italian Alps, a well-liked vacation spot for winter sports activities fanatics. Photograph: SkyAlps

A better take a look at SkyAlps

SkyAlps started operations on June seventeenth, 2021, with flights to Olbia and Ibiza. Based mostly at Bolzano Airport, the airline in the present day operates a fleet of 4 Sprint 8-Q400 plane and serves 17 locations throughout Europe.

Its routes embrace the cities of Berlin (BER), Dusseldorf (DUS), and Hamburg (HAM), in addition to various standard summer time vacation locations across the Mediterranean, together with Palma de Mallorca (PMI).

This new service to Antwerp shouldn’t be the primary time that SkyAlps has flown to Belgium. Final winter, the airline operated a seasonal service to Brussels Airport (BRU), roughly 40km (25 miles) from Antwerp.

SkyAlps is concentrated on sustainability, and operates a fleet of fuel-efficient Sprint 8-Q400 plane. Photograph: SkyAlps

SkyAlps is a subsidiary of Fri-El Inexperienced Energy, an Italian renewable power firm. It ought to due to this fact come as no shock that the airline is dedicated to sustainability.

The Sprint 8-Q400 plane flown by SkyAlps are fuel-efficient plane. In response to the airline, its CO2 emissions are due to this fact round 40% decrease than the European common. SkyAlps additionally affords passengers the prospect to offset their CO2 emissions through the reserving course of.

SkyAlps’ onboard service makes use of regional merchandise, akin to celebrated native wines, with the wine listing altering every month. In what looks like an more and more uncommon transfer on short-haul flights, the merchandise can be found freed from cost to all SkyAlps passengers.

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