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03/12/2008

NEW FLIGHT VERONA-ROME FOR AIR ITALY

Also increased the flight frequency between Verona-Naples and Verona-Bari.

Verona, 1st December 2008 –  Starting from next Tuesday 9th December the new Air Italy Verona-Rome connection will be operated three times a day and will complete the present offer on this strongly important route between Verona and the Italian capital. On the same day the airline will start a flight integration for the routes Verona-Naples and Verona-Bari.

The new Verona-Rome flight will be operated daily, with three frequencies during working days and one frequency on Saturdays and Sundays. Much useful for the Verona catchment area, the new timetable schedules the first morning flight from Catullo at 7.05 and the last return flight from Rome at 20.20. Flights will be operated by a 737-300 Boeing with 136 seats.

As for the implementation of existing connections, a new Verona-Naples flight will operate on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons (departing from Catullo at 15.30, from Capodichino at 14.15), while new Verona-Bari flights will be added on Tuesday and Thursday mornings (departing from Catullo at 9.00, from Wojtyla at 10.55).

“In such an evolving phase for air-transport in Italy, it is of vital importance to provide our customers full mobility together with efficient and competitive services – declared Alessandro Notari, Financial and Commercial Director of Air Italy – Right from the beginning of Air Italy activity as a scheduled carrier, Verona has been a highly important terminal and with great satisfaction we are now able to operate even three daily flights to Rome, which is a crucial destination for the large catchment area around Catullo airport. The new frequencies to Naples and Bari will even strengthen our rule in Verona – continued Notari – where we are already the second carrier for number of passangers transported: and if further opportunities will become concrete, we’ll be ready to reinforce our precence even more”.

“Today we are announcing a further intensification in the Verona - Rome connection with the aim to benefit our passengers despite the present state of uncertainty and settlement that air-transportation is facing. This choice – explains general director of Garda Airports System, Claudio Boccardo – is part of a development plan, which has already been presented by airport Catullo and which will be completed in the coming years, if the present managing society will be confirmed (necessary condition more then ever considering the turbolent market conditions of today). I believe it is a top priority to consolidate the global project that president Bortolazzi has already introduced and this will mean to implement mobility and connections on the whole catchment area around the airport, to great advantage of the so many trade and business activities in our territory”.