skyalps begins service with a single Q400 putting Bolzano in Italy back on the airport map
Aviation is full of niche airlines but there can be few more niche in Europe than newcomer skyalps. Using a single Q400 (registration 9H-BEL) operated by Luxwing, the airline is focussing on routes from the little used Italian airport of Bolzano (IATA code BZO) in the province of South Tyrol in northern Italy. The airline’s network comprises non-stop domestic flights from Bolzano (known as Bozen in Germany) to Olbia, Parma and Rome, as well as international service to Berlin and Düsseldorf in Germany, and Ibiza in Spain (via Parma).
Information from flightradar24.com shows that the airline introduced these scheduled routes on the following dates:
17 June: Parma and Ibiza (via Parma)
19 June: Olbia
25 June: Rome FCO (via Parma)
30 June: Berlin
2 July: Düsseldorf
In addition, the carrier has been operating charter flights to other destinations such as Cagliari, Catania, Lamezia Terme and Zadar.
Promoting itself as the “Ambassador of the Alps” the airline is even producing its own in-flight magazine ‘Explore’. The first, trilingual (English, German and Italian), 76-page magazine (which is also available online) features plenty of articles about the appeal of the region.