Orionair begins flights from Salerno

Spanish airline Orionair began operating services Salerno airport at Pontecagnano, near Napoli, on 2 August. The airline is operating the services under the ‘VolaSalerno’ brand, on behalf of Roma-based broker Global Aviation Network (GAN), who has received a contract to do so from local authorities. Orionair is basing one of its BAe 146-300s at Salerno for the purpose. The airline positioned series 300 EC-JVO (msn E3179) to Salerno on 1 August. The first service, ORI 121, departed the following morning to Barcelona, with 40 passengers on board — 25 fare-paying passengers and 15 invited guests. She returned in early afternoon, and then flew a rotation to Milano Malpensa. Despite earlier statements that VolaSalerno titling would be applied, she sported the standard Orionair colors and titles. The schedule calls for twice-daily round trips to Malpensa on every weekday, one in the morning and one in the evening. In between, round trips will be flown to Barcelona on Tuesdays and to Bucuresti on Mondays and Fridays. Saturdays will see a morning round trip to Barcelona and an evening one to Malpensa, while Sundays will be devoted to charter flights. The airline has pronounced itself satisfied with early bookings, particularly to Malpensa and Barcelona.

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