FlyValan had a low-key launch on 23 January, the day of its first-ever route, a three times weekly link between Genoa and Trieste, with the inaugural flight (F6 241) seen here being prepared for boarding. Currently this is the only route bookable on the airline’s website, but it is promoting Brussels which should become live soon, while its route map also indicates that it will begin serving Geneva and Zurich from Genoa. All routes will be flown on the airline’s sole 68-seat ATR 72-500.
- FlyValan became Europe’s newest regional carrier on 23 January, the day which saw the airline launch a three times weekly (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays) link from its Genoa (GOA) base to Trieste (TRS). Operating a single 68-seat ATR 72-500, the carrier will face no direct competition on the 396-kilometre Italian domestic sector. Commenting on the launch, Evghenii Zagrebelnii, Commercial Director of FlyValan, said: “We have decided to produce a prudential and progressive entry into the initial capacity offering of FlyValan, starting with this Genoa–Trieste–Genoa route. This is in order to better control and make our quality more efficient. The launch of additional services will be announced in the first instance through the FlyValan website and the airline’s social media channels. We consider it important to make ourselves fully known and appreciated by the Ligurian and Friulian communities in the first instance, on which we count for the success of our undertaking”. While no other routes are presently bookable, the carrier is promoting a service to Brussels on its website, while its route map indicates that the regional operator will also link to Geneva and Zurich from its Genoa base. See how Trieste Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.