Livingston launches Tirana trio

  • Livingston, the Italian charter airline which is increasingly making forays into the scheduled market, furthered this goal by launching three new routes to Tirana (TIA), helping to fill the void left by now-defunct Belle Air. The first of these new routes is from its main base of Milan Malpensa (MXP), with Verona (VRN) and Bolgona (BLQ) completing the trio of Italian airports. As expected, competition is most fierce on the Milan-Tirana city pair, with Air One (double-daily) and Meridiana (daily) providing the opposition. The same two airlines also compete on the Verona sector with six and seven weekly frequencies respectively, whereas Air One alone flies from Bologna to Tirana, offering a thrice-weekly schedule. All routes were launched on 18 December, are all flown twice-weekly and are operated by the airline’s 180-seat A320s. Interestingly the aircraft leaves Milan Malpensa for Tirana every Wednesday and Saturday morning morning, flies to Verona and back, then Bologna and back, before leaving Tirana in the evening to return to Milan Malpensa.

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