The year that has just ended recorded a passenger record for Sicilian airports. An excellent result, after the dark years of the pandemic, a restart that has also attracted many companies to invest in Sicily proposing new routes that will be operational in 2023.
Ryanair announced the connection from Parma to Palermo from 26 March with flights on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays (the new connection is already on sale). In addition, the low-cost airline has extended the flight from Trapani to Naples throughout the year. And then the new Trapani Birgi – Porto route, the only Sicilian route to Portugal, with a twice-weekly frequency from 1 June.
News also from the company EasyJet which will make the Palermo – Nice route operational from 6 April and has extended the flight to Paris Charles De Gaulle for the whole year. Also EasyJet, from Catania, has announced from next June 2 the connection with Edinburgh with two weekly flights, on Mondays and Fridays.
Volotea instead announced flights from Catania to Lourdes from 1 April with 2 weekly frequencies, every Tuesday and Saturday, from Palermo to Toulouse from 26 May with two weekly frequencies, from Catania to Nantes again from 26 May every Monday and Friday and from Palermo in Santorini from June 1st every Monday and Thursday. The same company then announced a new flight between Palermo and Florence from 7 April which will have up to 3 frequencies a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) during peak traffic periods and provides for an overall offer of around 32,500 seats, equal to 208 flights.
News also from the company Aeroitalia which announced the flight from Bergamo to Lampedusa from next June 15th and has extended the connection from the Lombard airport to Catania for the whole year, as well as the connection from Catania to Florence.
From May 2023 there will be an additional flight from Palermo to London Heathrow with the license plate British Airwayswith the weekly connections which will thus become four.
Also present Air Serbia which will fly from Belgrade to Catania and Palermo respectively from 14 April every Monday and Friday and from 14 June every Wednesday and Saturday until the end of October.
Also there Scandinavian Airlines has announced news: the flight from Catania to Oslo from 1 July with two routes a week.
Air Malta has restored the connection from Palermo to Malta from 27 March: three times a week from the end of March to the end of October (Monday, Friday and Saturday), with an additional frequency on Wednesday in the periods of greatest tourist affluence, starting from 5 July to 6 September.
WizzAir will operate connections from Catania to Riyadh from 18 April, with two weekly routes.
Norwegian has scheduled flights from Palermo to Copenhagen from 23 June, with a twice-weekly frequency and will operate until the first ten days of August, while flights from Catania will take off from 29 March and until the end of October with three weekly frequencies.
Austrian Airlines announced the Palermo – Vienna section from next 30 March.
The company Jet2 announced the connection from Catania to Birmingham from 5 May.
Air Cairo will fly from Catania to Sharm from 26 March and the connection will be operated with two weekly connections, on Sunday and on Thursday. From 27 March, Catania – Luxor and Catania-Cairo will also be operational every Monday.
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