Antwerp Airport welcomes new airline

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The Italian airline SkyAlps will start a scheduled service from Antwerp Airport to Bolzano on December 21, 2022. Between December 21, 2022 and mid-April 2023, 3 flights will depart to and from Bolzano each week on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Bolzano is located in the heart of the Italian Alps and is the capital of the autonomous province of South Tyrol. The Italian region is very popular with winter sports enthusiasts. In addition to winter sports, Bolzano is also a popular destination for hiking and mountain climbing.

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“There is a lot of demand for flights from Antwerp to Italy. That is why we are pleased to be able to announce this new connection,” Antwerp Airport CEO Eric Dumas said. “Thanks to SkyAlps’ new scheduled service, travellers can fly to the Italian Dolomites 3 times a week. With this route we are also targeting inbound tourism. We also want to promote Antwerp and Flanders to the Italians as a citytrip destination.”

The flights will be operated with a De Havilland Dash DHC-8-Q400 that can seat 78 passengers. The Dash DHC-8 Q400 aircraft is an extremely fast turboprop aircraft that can travel short distances almost as fast as a regional turbojet. On top of that, it is also a very fuel-efficient aircraft. With a consumption of 2.3 litres of fuel per passenger per 100 kilometres, the consumption and CO2 emissions are no less than 40% below the European average. The Italian airline also makes it possible to offset your CO2 emissions when making a booking.