Stirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2385 times:
Quoting Pe@rson (Thread starter): What type of person (of those three types above) would fly from Sardinia to the mainland?
Myself for one....But most of the "mainlanders" I saw in Sardinia came over with their automobiles on one of the ferries.
During the winter the Island slows way down....
Last observation, most visitors appear to be from the north of Italy.
TS-IOR From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3726 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2381 times:
Sardaigne is not that neglected Pe@rson !!! Of course there is strong economic ties with the main land and the daily flights between Cagliari,Alghero,Olbia and FCO,MXP...are not accessories. It is evident then that tourism is important for the island.
KLMflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2322 times:
the domestic flights within Italy see a mix of several types of travellers.
trunk routes like LIN/FCO, LIN/NAP, FCO/TRN, FCO/PMO, FCO, CTA, FCO/VCE see a majority of business travellers, especially commuting on a daily basis (first flight in the morning, last flight in the evening).
most routes north to south have a huge VFR traffic along with businessmen.
of course there's a huge market for leisure and tourism, with Rome/Florence/Venice/Naples as the major airports from where to continue exploring our wonderful country.
furthermore the presence of several LCC, including brand-new Blue Express, which flies 3 times a day between MXP and FCO with fares starting at Eur9.99 one way, along with the prospected new domestic network proposed by EasyJet and Ryanair, make it very very easy, and cheap, to fly domestically, also considering that the longest flight, Milan to Catania, is only 90 minutes long (well, Milan to Lampedusa is actually the longest non-stop, but is only a seasonal flight, in summer, and that's less than 2 hours), with an average of less than 1 hours on most routes (Rome is right at the center of Italy, a sort of hub and spoke network).