Sea destinations in Morocco, Greece, Zanzibar, Tunisia
and a “fly & pray” flight to Lourdes
The best period for a visit to the Berber region of Oujda is the summer: in this area in the north-eastern part of Morocco, which is very close to Algeria, where the rain is rare and the temperature does not usually exceed 33°C, it is very pleasant to spend a holiday on Saidia as well as to travel along beautiful itineraries in the Country areas. Starting from this year, along with Marrakech and Agadir, the north of Morocco is also directly reachable from Valerio Catullo of Verona Villafranca: every Tuesdays from June 10th.
As Catullo president, Fabio Bortolazzi, pointed out there is a growing demand for business and tourism services coming from the Garda Airport area. This trend was also confirmed by the traffic data registered during the first three months of the year: from January to March the number of passengers leaving from Verona increased of 9% compared with the same period in 2007 and of 23 per cent compared with 2006, gaining a excellent results in international schedule flights (plus 29 per cent). During the month of March only, traffic figures grew of 30 per cent in comparison to 2006 and registered a boom in business domestic flights. Brescia airport also gained a traffic increase during the first three months of 2007. Thanks to the new routes operated by ItAli Airlines, in cooperation with Air Bee, te number of passengers increased by 28 per cent during the month of February and 20 per cent in March.
Beside Oujda, new routes are also available from this spring and summer season: an important direct connection to Madrid will be opened on April 21st by Meridiana with a three times a week flight. This is a good opportunity not only for a visit to the capital city of Spain – with rates starting from 71 Euros one way – but also a useful base for transoceanic destinations. Sardinia, a traditional destination from Catullo, will be even nearer thanks to the new Air Italy flights to Alghero and Olbia, which from May 30th will be added to Air Dolomiti and Meridiana routes. Olbia, together with Rome, Neaples and Crotone, are reachable with three flights a week also from Brescia airport, thanks to the connections sponsored by Air Bee.
After the winter pause, the four times a week schedule connections to Bremen, operated by Ryanair, and to Cologne/Bonn, operated by Germanwings, were already opened again. From April 16th Ryanair will restart the connection to Frankfurt Hahn and then Wind Jet will follow with destinations Saint Petersburg and Moscow. Schedule flights will also be available for Amsterdam, Barcelona, Monaco, Paris, Wien and London. The UK capital can also be reached daily from Brescia-Montichiari with Ryanair.
As sales manager Umberto Solimeno explained, the summer plan includes charter flights to the isles of Sal and Boavista (Cape Verde), to Larnaca on the south eastern coast of Cyprus, to the Egyptian towns Cairo, El Alamein, Hurgada, Luxor, Marsaalam, Marsa Matrouh and Sharm el Sheikh; as well as to Tallin in Estonia and Vilnius in Latvia.
From May 23th a weekly route to Lourdes will be operative: a sort of “fly & pray” offer that will avoid pilgrims endless travels by bus. Both from Catullo and from D’Annunzio the city of Tel Aviv in Israel can be easily reached for tourism as well as for religious purposes.
A wide range of destination towns in Greece are available again this year. Verona is in fact directly connected with the following islands: Kos, Karpathos, Mykonos, Santorin, Rode, Samos, Crete and Skiatos. The last two ones are also reachable from D’Annunzio airport, on Mondays and Saturdays respectively, starting from June. Also confirmed the flights to Porto Santo in Portugal, to the Canary Islands (Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria), to the Balearics (Ibiza, Minorca, Palm of Majorca) and to Malaga.
From Catullo passengers can directly fly to the beaches of Mombasa in Kenya and Zanzibar in Tanzania. From May new routes will be opened to Djerba, Tunis, Monastir and Tabarka in Tunisia and four airport in Turkey: Istanbul, Antalya, Bodrum and Izmir.
For those who like eastern countries Verona offers a charter connection with Samarkand in Uzbekistan, Erevan in Armenia, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.
Last but not least, summer charter flights to Italian holiday destinations will be opened as well: Cagliari, Crotone, Lamezia Terme, Lampedusa, Olbia and Tortolì.