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New Route of the Day (24 November 2023): easyJet between Milan MXP and Comiso

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easyJet launched a new domestic service between Milan MXP and Comiso on the island of Sicily on Friday 24 November. The 1,080-kilometre route will be maintained 2-weekly, on Mondays and Fridays, with the A320-family aircraft. Currently, no other airline operates between the two cities, however, Wizz Air will commence flights on 2 April 2024.

What they said

Nico Torrisi, CEO of Comiso Airport operator SAC, said: “The arrival of easyJet in Comiso, with the new connection to and from Milan Malpensa, opens up new opportunities for the local area and confirms SAC’s commitment to making the two airports of Comiso and Catania a point of reference for tourists and travellers. We are proud that an international company like easyJet has chosen to invest in the eastern area of ​​Sicily and we hope for constant growth in the coming years.”

Lorenzo Lagorio, Country Manager at easyJet, added:  “With flight U23967 we have finally started the new connection between Milan Malpensa and Comiso-Ragusa. The start of operations at the “Pio la Torre” Airport allows us to further consolidate our presence in Sicily, contributing to the tourist development of the island, but also offering our Sicilian passengers even better connectivity with the north of the country.”

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easyJet becomes Comiso’s third carrier after Ryanair exit

Comiso Airport was converted from military to civilian use in 2018 and it is currently served by three carriers. Newcomer easyJet joins Aeroitalia, which operates domestic routes, and Wizz Air, which serves Tirana. It will add Milan MXP to its network next year.

Comiso Airport handled 279,164 passengers during the January – October period, representing a decrease of over 15% compared to the same period last year. The softer figures come as a result of Ryanair’s decision to discontinue flights from Comiso following a public spat with the airport operator earlier this year.

Ryanair used to be Comiso’s largest airline with flights to eight domestic destinations. However, in April the airline said the airport operator had tried to change the terms of their agreement. The carrier planned to announce a further expansion of its network from Comiso just before it cancelled all flights and stopped serving the airport. Aeroitalia has since picked up some of Ryanair’s routes.

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