Ita, the Spanish Volotea wins the flights for territorial continuity for Sardinia
The Spaniards of Volotea conquer the Sardinian island: it will be the low cost airline to operate i flights in territorial continuity for Sardinia. Alghero-Fertilia, Cagliari-Elmas, Olbia-Costa Smeralda the Sardinian airports involved, with destination or departure Milan-Linate and Rome-Fiumicino. The green light will take place on October 15th. Meanwhile, the documentation is being scrutinized by the race seat.
Ita, the new airline, born from the ashes of the former national airline, therefore takes home a nice zero, while the low cost company collects an important point. Also thanks tol reduction of the offer: compared to the auction base of 37 million, in fact, Ita offered 28.4 million, down by 8.5 million, while the Spanish 21 million down by 15.9 million, with a difference of 7.3 million . In this way, if the low cost were to win the race, the Region will be forced to pay out 21 million against Ita’s 28 million.
Ita, Volotea towards the assignment of subsidized flights: unions in revolt
Meanwhile, in view of the probable assignment of subsidized flights to the Spanish airline, i labor unions manifest mixed feelings of worryand, above all with regard to the reduction of the offer. William Zonca, general secretary of Uiltrasporti Sardinia, to the Corriere della Sera declares: “The decisions on the routes to and from Sardinia cannot be based only on an economic factor of reduction but the services that will be provided by the carrier that will win the connections are of fundamental importance. We will not take a step back if the services are not guaranteed conquered in recent years by the Sardinians. It is inadmissible that these are dispersed for purely economic reasons. Territorial air continuity must look first at services and then at economic costs “.
“This is why we are taking into consideration the possibility of canceling this last call as well to make the necessary checks”, he explains. Zonca to the agency To say. “We are also willing to take a week’s time, at the cost of remaining on the free market or seeking temporary agreements”, explains Zonca. “We cannot take a step back on the services that Sardinia has enjoyed up to now: these are essential guarantees that we certainly cannot lose due to auction discounts. We cannot step back. All civil society must take action to an immediate intervention that cancels the announcement if all the requirements are not met “.
Sardinia, he adds Zonca, “it must be treated like the rest of Italy, it is unthinkable that we cannot carry a stretched-out passenger or a body that has to return to the island: such a scenario would be intolerable. In the event that these guarantees are lost, we ask for a immediate intervention by the President of the Region, Christian Solinas, and the Sardinian parliamentarians in the Draghi government. But also a mobilization of all Sardinians to defend their constitutional right to mobility “.