Seen welcoming Pieter Elbers President and CEO of KLM to Catania is Enzo Bianco Mayor of Catania. Once greetings had taken place, a ribbon cutting ceremony was performed followed by a group photo on the apron. Launched 22 April, the 1,833-kilometre sector will be flown by KLM twice-weekly (Saturdays and Sundays) on its 737-700s, with the route already flown by Transavia (daily) and easyJet (twice-weekly).
To celebrate the arrival of KLM in Cagliari, the airport teamed up with the airline to give a lucky passenger on the first flight the chance to win a KLM-branded bicycle. The lucky passenger was 36-year-old Mariagrazia Cau who was presented the prize by Gabor Pinna, VP Sogaer, the management company that runs Cagliari Airport.
- KLM has this week expanded its route network from Amsterdam (AMS) by adding flights to Cagliari (CAG), Catania (CTA) and Split (SPU). All launched on 22 April, flights to Cagliari will be flown weekly on Saturdays, while Catania and Split will also see an additional Sunday service. “This new link with Amsterdam is an important strategic goal that further enriches our international network,” said Gabor Pinna, VP Sogaer, the management company that runs Cagliari Airport. “The potential of the route to Cagliari is not limited to direct traffic, but a great opportunity for connections due to the multitude of intercontinental destinations offered by the carrier through one of the most important hubs in Europe.” Flights on the 1,487-kilometre link to Cagliari and 1,296-kilometre connection with Split will be flown on the airline’s E190s, while the 1,833-kilometre route to Catania will be served on 737-700s. Cagliari is a new destination for Amsterdam, while Split is already served by easyJet twice-weekly. Catania is the route that will see the most competition, with KLM going head-to-head with Transavia (daily) and easyJet (twice-weekly). See how Catania and Split airports FTWAs compare to others from around the world.