Ernest enters eight routes and two new country markets

Ernest Verona

This terrific towering cake was baked to herald the start of Ernest’s two new routes from Verona, namely to Iasi and Bucharest. Marking the occasion were: Francesca Toffali, Municipality of Verona; Delia Dell’Asin, Head of Aviation Development Business, SAVE Group; Chady El Tannir, Business Development Director, Ernest; and Paolo Arena, Chairman of the Board, Verona Airport. Ernest will operate both routes three times weekly using its fleet of A319s.

  • Ernest, the Italian LCC, has launched eight new routes from seven different Italian airports in the last seven days. The longest sector is the 1,574-kilometre route from Bologna (BLQ) to Kiev Zhulyany (IEV), whereas the shortest city pair is the route from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Ibiza (IBZ), at 1,019 kilometres. The average sector length of all seven services is 1,314 kilometres, while the average frequency is 2.8 flights per week. Only two of the eight airport pairs will encounter direct competition. With the launch of flights to Iasi, Bucharest and Ibiza, it means that the carrier has footholds in the Romanian and Spanish markets, both new additions to the network this week. In total, Ernest serves five markets in Europe, with Spain and Romania adding to its existing Albanian, Italian and Ukrainian services. With these launches, Ernest will operate 154 weekly departures across its network of 16 airports this summer.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition
21-Jun Cuneo (CUF) Iasi (IAS) EQV (2)  
Milan Malpensa (MXP) Lviv (LWO) A320 (3)  
22-Jun Genoa (GOA) Bucharest (OTP) A319 (2)  
Milan Bergamo (BGY) Ibiza (IBZ) A32S (4) Ryanair (16), Neos (1)
Rome Fiumicino (FCO) Lviv (LWO) B73S (3) Ukraine International Airlines (2)
Verona (VRN) Bucharest (OTP) A319 (3)  
23-Jun Bologna (BLQ) Kiev Zhulyany (IEV) B73S (2)  
Verona (VRN) Iasi (IAS) A319 (3)  
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 26 June. WF = Weekly frequencies.

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