First encounter between the top management of the new Group and Catullo Spa held today in Rome. A shared commitment to developing routes to Verona
Rome, 10 August 2011 – Today saw the first meeting, in Rome, between Commander Giuseppe Gentile, Managing Director of the new Group Meridiana fly and Air Italy, and Paolo Arena, Chairman of Catullo Spa, the company in charge of managing the airports of Verona and Brescia.
The encounter, immediately characterised by a pleasant climate and the intention to pursue the same goals, was organised as a result of the desire on the part of both companies to increase the presence of Meridiana Fly and Air Italy in the Garda Airports. "Both airlines already count on a strong presence at Catullo Airport – commented Commander Gentile at the end of the meeting – and in 2010 Meridiana fly and Air Italy flew 1,235,282 passengers into Verona. The customer base of the two Garda airports is of great interest to the Airlines, in terms of both incoming and outgoing traffic, and there are major opportunities to be created in order for us to grow together."
Paolo Arena added "We have agreed to draw up a development plan over the coming days, both for regular and charter operations, which I will be sharing with the Board of Directors. This business development will take account of the synergies Catullo Spa has undertaken to implement, using Catullo and Montichiari as two runways of a single airport".
Today's meeting thus rejected the possibility of a reduction in the new Group's operations in Verona Airport, deciding instead in favour of a commitment to joint growth.