Yes. Meridiana has held the monopoly on LGW-FLR for around 20 years.
Quoting babybus (Reply 2): I think Florence would benefit from a Ryanair LGW service.
The problem with FLR, as was indicated in the news item, is the fact that its short runway can only handle certain plane types. FR's planes would not be able to land at FLR. That is why FR and other LCCs land at Pisa which is about 50 miles away from Florence.
Thomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2452 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2271 times:
Meridiana fly is also undergoing a major restructuring and is planning to cut seven of its 13 A320 family aircraft, both A330-200s and a B767-200 of sister carrier Air Italy from the fleet next year. So they will have to make network cuts as well besides another 650 job cuts expected as a result.
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