Cagliari Airport announces a new flight connection to Brussels Zaventem for the coming summer. The Belgian flag carrier Brussels Airlines will operate the route twice a week (Wednesday and Sunday) from June 22nd to 27th August. More details on www.brusselsairlines.com.
A special flight to Guadeloupe is due to take off from Cagliari Airport on Sunday 18th. The direct flight connection will be operated by Alitalia on behalf of Costa Cruises with an Airbus 330-200 (two classes for a total of 269 seats). For the first time, ca. 230 Sardinian passengers will be able to reach the Caribbean without connecting to other flights. With another 40 travellers in transit from Milan Malpensa, the flight will be fully booked. In 2013 ad-hoc charter services requested by Costa Cruises from Cagliari included routes such as Dubai, Heraklion and Sharm-el-Sheikh; in 2014 two flights to Dubai in the UAE are scheduled in February and March.
Cagliari Airport has witnessed increasing passenger traffic throughout 2013, with nearly 3.6 million travellers passing through the airport. International destinations were proven the strongest markets in terms of percentage passenger growth with a year-to-date increase of 15.68%. This was largely driven by the new scheduled services to 11 major European cities that brought the total number of passengers handled on non-domestic routes to 799,126.
Cagliari Airport is pleased to offer free parking opportunities and wi-fi connection to all its guests. Starting today, the airport managing company has introduced free parking for the first 30 minutes in the stay bays located in front of the passengers' terminal on the Departures level (use of parking disc is mandatory). Parking will be for free until the launch of the new parking control system in early 2014. Also from today on, free wi-fi hotspots will allow internet access inside the terminal with no time limitations or additional costs. Access to the new service offered by Cagliari Airport is quick and easy: select 'Cagliari Airport WiFi', register and log into our net to surf the web for free.
Today families of children affected by spina bifida and volunteers of A.S.B.I.-Sardegna have taken an exciting journey through the airport world and discovered some interesting aspects of the air travel industry.
In order to comply with national and international aviation rules, the Airport Emergency Plan has been tested today with a simulation involving 60 people among airport operators and authorities. Periodic emergency exercises are mandatory and allow to regularly plan for, prepare and test the operators' skills for emergencies in and around the airport.