Cake of the Week:
Air One’s Venice to Brussels
Cutting the gondola cake baked to welcome Alitalia’s low-cost subsidiary Air One from Venice to Brussels were Maarten Evenepoel, Brussels Airport’s Manager Aviation Marketing, and Marco Van Nieuwkerk, Alitalia’s Account Manager Belux. Eagle-eyed readers will recognise Ethiopian Airlines’ 787 behind the Air One A320 receiving a fire-truck salute.
- Alitalia’s subsidiary Air One on 10 September became the eighth low-cost airline to serve Belgium’s capital Brussels (BRU), following Air Arabia Maroc, Belle Air, Blue Air, easyJet, germanwings, Pegasus and Vueling. The Italian airline now flies daily with its 180-seat A320s from its latest base in Venice (VCE), competing with the network carrier Brussels Airlines’ twice-daily flights. Brussels Airlines was last up against competition on the route in the 2008-09 winter season when Air One’s parent Alitalia operated between the two airports. Although Brussels, which is Air One’s ninth destination from Venice, is a new airport for Air One, its parent and codeshare partner on the new route, Alitalia, already serves Brussels with multiple daily flights from both Rome Fiumicino and Milan Linate.