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Etihad Regional to Connect Lugano and Rome Fiumicino with New Service

Etihad Regional ATR72
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Etihad Regional, operated by Darwin Airline, will be operating an all-year-round service from its home base in Lugano to Rome Fiumicino, as of September 1st.

The leading Swiss regional airline has announced that it will be offering year-round flights from its home base Lugano to Rome Fiumicino offering onward codeshare connections with Alitalia to Naples and destinations in Sicily

The news was announced by the company’s CEO, Maurizio Merlo:

“We are very pleased that we can connect our home base Lugano with the Italian capital. Our flights on Monday, Friday and Sunday offer convenient connections for business and leisure travelers. Rome is an extremely important destination for travelers from our home region Ticino and Italian cities like Como and Varese. The potential in the market for our flights is very attractive. Thanks to our business model and fleet, we can offer the fastest, most reliable and the most comfortable travel option between Lugano and Rome.

“Thanks to our partnership with Alitalia we can also provide seamless connections to key destinations in the South of Italy like Catania, Naples, Lamezia Terme and Bari. We are extremely proud to connect our hometown with the eternal city, and we will be celebrating the opening of the route on September 1st with an event at Lugano-Agno airport.”

Alessandro Sozzi CEO of Lugano Airport said:

“Lugano Airport is very pleased that Etihad Regional reintroduces the route Lugano – Rome Fiumicino. We worked side by side with Etihad Regional, and we strongly believe that the reactivation of this route is an important event for the airport and for the whole region. We expect a very positive response from our market to this additional offer for business or leisure trips.”

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