r Italy launches new direct service

Air Italy has launched a direct service from London Stansted to Verona. The carrier is operating 12 flights a week to Verona, departing at 9.20am and 8.10pm Monday to Friday. A morning flight operates on Saturday and an evening flight runs on Sunday. Air Italy marketing and business development manager Edmondo Boscoscuro said there was strong demand from both the Italian and British markets for the direct flight. “There is very good demand from Italians who want to go to London for leisure or business trips and also Verona is the perfect gateway for leisure or business trips in Italy,” he said. Boscoscuro said Air Italy had set a target to achieve an average occupancy rate of 55% on the direct flights by the end of June. It anticipates that the rate will increase to 80% by the end of August. Air Italy operates a dedicated groups division for the C&I market.

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