Cointrin330 wrote:mercure1 wrote:Blerg wrote:Makes you wonder if it would cost them less to have tried to save MXP than to have completely cut and suffered the consequences because of it.
AZ building a hub at MXP is futile when the key domestic and European routes by competitors are flown from the in city LIN for which customers have a preference for.
It simply repeats the failures of the past where AZ had to discount MXP flights to compete against LIN.
One only needs to look at the Milan Airports to understand Italy's aviation problem and AZ's inability to ever overcome its problems. MXP is too far from Milan, poorly served by public transportation, and LCCs, namely Easy Jet, have a significant footprint there at this point, meaning short-haul just won't work for anyone else and certainly not AZ. LIN and MXP duplicate short-haul routes didn't work in the 2000s and they won't work now. FCO is AZ's main hub, an airport with a patchwork of terminals, a tourist destination, with very limited business traffic. Much of Italy's cargo by air goes through MXP. The fact that AZ can't serve Italy's business capital says a lot about Italy and Alitalia.
MXP is not poorly served by public transportation..on the contrary..Bergamo is..But LIN is so close to the city, it's only natural travellers prefer it..