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PostPosted: January 27th, 2010, 8:59 am 
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...as are another 3 other airports.

Ryanair also intends to carry 22 Million Passengers in Italy in 2010. I guess with the appointment of the New Sales and Marketing Director in Italy of Melissa Corrigan, if you excuse the pun, she has to "land" some big news to earn her salary?

The one positive with the Ryanair Marketing Machine is when they say they are in discussions with airports (and make it public) an announcement of the "winners" are normally made within four weeks.

Set your watches...

See the links:


http://www.flightglobal.com/airspace/bl ... -2010.aspx

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Ooops...

Forgot to post the Salerno Airport Link:

http://www.aeroportosalerno.it/default. ... &Nascosto=

Could/Should save an hour off the journey down to Calabria if/when it happens!

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That would be fantastic as we are based in Cirella.
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Starting to Filter through to the Italian Press now...

Italian Link: http://www.denaro.it/VisArticolo.aspx?IdArt=586692

Alternatively, below is the clumsy pigeon english Google Language Tools Translation.
Whilst not brilliant, i guess if you cross your eyes you get the point?

Announcement of Edmund Cirielli: Thursday spot of low cost airlines

The airport of Salerno ready to open itself to low cost. The week has just begun could, in fact, be decisive for the interests of either airlines' economic advantage of the world's most famous and, Ryanair, the airport of Salerno. These days there will be the last visit of the managing director and technicians of the company, on a visit to Salerno to explore the possibility of bringing in Salerno in short time the aircraft livery Ryanair. Even before work on the extension of the runway.

It 'the President of the Province of Salerno, Edmund Cirielli to break the news of the visit, scheduled for Thursday, probably, the microphones of the TV show "lands, territories and castles" of Telecolore. "If the center-right wins the upcoming regional elections - highlights Cirielli - the airport will be one of the primary goals for the whole of Campania, with work on the track in first place." Confirmed, therefore, the items they wanted that the management company of the Amalfi Coast had set in motion in contact with the airline at a low price, allowing the airport to open himself to civil aviation low cost. Meta coveted by the top management of the airport, but until now deemed inaccessible because of the infrastructure still incomplete. Thursday, therefore, the final encounter, which will decide finally to put the interests of Ryanair Salerno among his Italian airports, even before the necessary work for the extension of the runway. Runway at the time, may not be able to accommodate "full load" but only with some limitations of posts Boeing used by the airline.


ROAD TO THE DESIGN

They are ready to finance long-awaited airport of Salerno for the measures to bring the runway. The call for the detection of the designer to perform the business had been closed for a few days.
By the end of the month we will award the contract.
The designer will then select a few months to implement the work. Track that, once completed, will enable the airport to Salerno to expand charter flights and low cost airlines, becoming, in fact, the third airport of Campania.
"In the interests - specifically the regional minister for Transport, Ennio Cascetta, which has confirmed the availability of the Region to address the 49 million to stop Salerno - is consistent with a system that provides three complementary poles and not in competition with each other formed in addition to Pontecagnano, even from the airports of Capodichino and Grazzanise

European Fund INCOMING 6 MILLION

And it is the infrastructure of the port of Salerno aim of European funding within the regional plan for the infrastructure work planned for the biennium 2010-2011.
For the Amalfi Coast are 6 million identified, and coated on five priorities: road marking, vertical, and the system Avl (ie emergency lighting) which will reach 2.2 million euros, the completion of the call, and Adaptation Strip (ie the system of strips of security) for a total of 1.79 million euros.
Another intervention, to 1.2 million euros, will, however, the plant-Vor-Dme Ndb the navigation of aircraft landing and departure.
The remaining 600 thousand euros will go towards computerized information system of the airport and the necessary equipment. The measures, already identified in the planning of Por 2000-2006 have not yet been realized, and, therefore, back into the new plan of action


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PostPosted: January 27th, 2010, 11:21 pm 
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Hope they fly direct from london ,keep us posted on progess thanks


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PostPosted: January 28th, 2010, 12:52 am 
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Can't wait for direct flights to be resumed from London - the alternatives are just too time consuming.


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PostPosted: January 28th, 2010, 5:45 pm 
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Google earthed driving time between Salerno airport and Lamezia airport.
About 4 hours, not much difference to Brindisi or Bari ( about 41/2 ).
We really need Lamezia or Crotone to get direct UK flights


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Todays Update

Original Italian Link: http://www.denaro.it/VisArticolo.aspx?I ... 7006&KeyW=

Please note i have tidied up the "Google Translation" gobbledegook as best i can so it makes just a tad more sense!? Anything in Brackets is my addition as the Quasi-Translator.

Ryanair, today the decisive meeting

Amalfi Coast comes to the CEO of Irish company

The airport of Salerno Costa d'Amalfi and low-cost Irish airline Ryanair are getting closer. This morning at 10.30 am the CEO of the group, Michael O'Leary, along with a team of technicians, made the last on the spot inspection of the runway of the airport of Salerno, to confirm the entry of Salerno for new Italian routes planned for 2010. Tomorrow morning, meanwhile, a double board meeting of both directors of the Consortium and that of Salerno Airport Spa. On the agenda is the governance model of the airport and the appointment of new Director General.

A crucial week for the development of the airport. Between today and tomorrow, in fact, what has been brought to the table for discussion is the operational development of the airport and with what organizations. The dual board meeting of tomorrow, originally scheduled for Wednesday, has been moved to tomorrow due to absences of some members of both boards.

THE LAST CHECK
Edmund Cirielli the President of the Province of Salerno, made his announcement a few days ago via microphones on the TV show "Lands, Territories and castles" on the Telecolore channel. The news of the interest of Ryanair to stop at Salerno was then confirmed by the company itself with that, also announcing the plan for Italian flights in 2010, and underlining the willingness of Ryanair to add five new airports within the National Geography (of Italy). The goals of Orio al Serio (a.k.a. Milan Bergamo), Turin and Treviso (a.k.a. Venice's 2nd Airport), are already formalized by Michael O'Leary, Salerno could be added. Therefore, we can now confirm those voices that wanted the management company of the Amalfi Coast to engage in contact with the Irish airline to allow the airport to open itself up to civil low cost aviation . Meta coveted by the top management of the airport, but until now inaccessible to the track (????)

THE MODERNIZATION OF THE RUNWAY

The runway is what will be the focus of the priorities for the top management of the airport. "In a maximum period of twenty months...," says Ernesto Sica, the chairman of the Consortium Airport, "the runway will be finished (extended)." They are ready to finance long-awaited measures to improve the airport runway of Salerno. The tender of contract for a designer to undertake the project has been closed for a few days. Within a few weeks there will be announcement awarding the contract. The designer will then have a few months to realise his work. The runway, once completed, will enable the airport of Salerno to further expand for charter flights and low cost airlines, making it, in fact, the Amalfi Coast the third airport of the Campania region.

TOMORROW THE TWO CDA

There will be many items on the agenda in the meeting room of the boards of the consortium and management company. Firstly the definition of the governance model to imply the operational planning of the airport. The Planning, (will be complete) within a month, as reiterated by the president of the Consortium, Ernesto Sica, and will then be drawn up in black and white with proposed activity for the medium and long term. But the meeting tomorrow will give the airport final management arrangements: Other points of discussion will be, in fact, the withdrawal of (the existing) delegation to the CEO of the airport and the appointment of a (new) Director General. The first rumors, still awaiting confirmation, would seem to steer the existing current chairman of the management company of the Amalfi Coast and of the airport, person of Michael Amendola, to this (new) change of role. This change would probably have been designed to avoid incompatibility of office and to meet the budgetary requirements of the "airport" machine.


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PostPosted: January 28th, 2010, 10:31 pm 
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hi candy .
what makes you think it is only people who live near london who are buying in calabria i hope they start flying from scotland...


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PostPosted: January 28th, 2010, 11:00 pm 
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and across the pond in Ireland!


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PostPosted: January 28th, 2010, 11:14 pm 
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I agree, I'm from manchester


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salerno would be handy,only over 2hours by train to calabria :D


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tonymccready wrote:
salerno would be handy,only over 2hours by train to calabria :D

Train durations Salerno/Lamezia are between 2h 25m and 2h 58 depending...
But Naples is only 45 minutes more and several airlines fly there from various locations around the UK...
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Does anyone know the name of the most local train station to Salerno airport, and does that station link with Lamezia Terme Centrale?

The only issue with Naples, is that the train station is across town, and adds more time to the journey.

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Joe S wrote:
Does anyone know the name of the most local train station to Salerno airport, and does that station link with Lamezia Terme Centrale?

The only issue with Naples, is that the train station is across town, and adds more time to the journey.

Joe

Train Station: 'Salerno' is on the Naples/Lamezia line.

Naples Airport/ Napoli Centrale rail station is about 20 minutes by taxi. Meter fare 7.80 Euro (but they try to charge up to 20 Euro if they can)...There is also a connecting airport/station coach service circa 4 euro/person.
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I would rather that a direct flight comes back to Lamezia!


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Friday 29th January 2010's Newspaper Update:

The Original Itlain Link:

http://www.denaro.it/VisArticolo.aspx?IdArt=587112

Alternatively, Once again i have used my "editorial licence" and bi-lingual interpretation to aid translation. Similarly, anything in Brackets is my addition within my Translator Role.

Three Companies are on the Airport Runway

In addition to Ryanair, (the companies of) Livingston and TuiFly are ready to bet on the Amalfi Coast

Ryanair, Livingston, TUIfly. The (potential) confirmation of a (new) agreement with Air Dolomiti and the possibility of "opening the skies to private flights of less that fifty seats and commercial flights transporting typical products of the local area". (Are all examples of) Switching between the present and the future (opportunities) of the airport of Salerno. Yesterday, the visit of the technicians and Ryanair chief executive, Michael O'Leary, demonstrates the appeal of Salerno as a tourist and commercial airport, as for its development, CEO Michael Amendola said, "You must start from what you have”.

In addition to Ryanair (www.ryanair.com), then, are other names that are starting to approach the Salerno circuit. On the one hand is Livingston (www.lauda.it), an Italian private carrier belonging to the "Fans Travels" group of companies, which specializes in leisure (connected to tourist and holiday destinations) as well as short and medium haul flights. Secondly, there’s TUIfly (www.tuifly.com), the low-cost airline originally from London, Tui and (it’s) other (associated) tour operators fly to the traditional tourist regions surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, the Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Madeira and Egypt.


POSSIBLE AGREEMENT WITH RYANAIR

The interest of Michael O'Leary’s company of was only announced a few days ago by the president of the province of Salerno, Edmund Cirielli, (whilst) speaking on the television program "lands, territories and castles" on the Telecolore (TV Channel). This News was then confirmed by the chief executive of the company (of Ryanair), announcing the plan for Italian flights (to start) by 2010, and underlining the willingness of Ryanair to add (a further) five new airports within the National Geography (of Italy). The next goals of Orio al Serio (a.k.a. Milan Bergamo), Turin and Treviso, have already been formalized by O'Leary, Salerno could be one of the other two cities that have had yet not been announced.
But, for the Managing Director Michele Amendola, the future of the Amalfi Coast will not just pass by "big names continue to be interested in Salerno."


TOWARDS THE DEVELOPMENT PLAN

The MD of the Airport confirms that, during the month of February, a presentation for the medium-term development plan of the Amalfi Coast (will take place), and in turn the introduction of a precise schedule. The pieces of this plan, therefore, will not only (include) tourist flights, but also commercial flights.
"Around the terminal - specifically (the town of) Amendola - there are large spaces devoted to the cultivation of high quality produce that must be consumed fresh, which, with current road transport, can not always be guaranteed (to arrive fresh) for the final customer. This is where Salerno airport can fit (and compete) into an alternative market”.
There is no direct competition, as is often said, with Naples, to the point that it mentioned (that the airport could be seen as a) Capodichino 2 the ability to gain market share opportunities (exists) despite strong internal competitors.


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Reading this newspaper article,, it do not state that Ryanair will have a direct flight to Salerno, Everyone on this forum want a direct flight from England and Ireland ,we do not want to wait hours between flights and a overnight stay. Lamezia airport is suitable fot Ryanair to land any of their planes ,they have internal flights there,


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Yesterdays update on the Salerno Airport Plans,

Below is the original italian link, followed by my own english translation/interpretation

http://www.denaro.it/VisArticolo.aspx?I ... =AEROPORTO SALERNO

18-02-2010

Aeroporto, sei mesi per la pista

Entro settembre la presentazione del progetto per il prolungamento a 2200 metri

Estate decisiva per l'aeroporto di Salerno. Tra maggio e settembre, infatti, sarà ufficialmente presentato il progetto per la realizzazione dei lavori infrastrutturali necessari all'ampliamento dell'aerostazione. Chiusa la fase dell'aggiudicazione della gara lo scorso lunedì, infatti, a metà maggio scadranno i termini per la realizzazione del progetto preliminare. Mentre, per settembre, sarà pronto quello definitivo.

Al momento, però, i tempi effettivi per l'inizio dei lavori e, soprattutto, per il completamento della struttura, non si conoscono ancora. La realizzazione del progetto preliminare, come affermato dal Ceo del Costa d'Amalfi, Michele Amendola, è stata affidata a due società romane. Tra i lavori previsti, anche l'allungamento della pista, che dovrà passare dagli attuali 1654 metri ai 2200. Soglia che consentirà anche alle compagnie low-cost di "scegliere" Salerno.


LAVORI PER 13,5 MILIONI DI EURO

Supera i 13,5 milioni di euro l'importo totale dei lavori di completamento dell'aerostazione. La sola progettazione, invece, costerà 586mila euro. Molte le opere da realizzare, sia internamente che esternamente alla struttura esistente. La pista, infatti, oltre ad essere allungata, sarà anche ripavimentata. E sarà risistemata anche la striscia di sicurezza. Le due società romane scelte da Aeroporto di Salerno spa avranno anche il compito di progettare la realizzazione di un edificio multifunzionale interno, e l'ampliamento della già esistente struttura dei Vigili del Fuoco. Anche le aree di parcheggio saranno ampliate e dotate di un nuovo sistema di illuminazione. A giorni, inoltre, il manager dello scalo presenterà il piano industriale per lo sviluppo del Costa d'Amalfi. A fine marzo, infatti, terminerà il contratto "winter" che lega lo scalo salernitano ad Air Dolomiti, compagnia aerea in livrea Lufthansa, che, di fatto, dallo scorso settembre è l'unico vettore operativo su Salerno. Sebbene ancora non sia stato ufficializzato il rinnovo dell'accordo tra Costa d'Amalfi e la compagnia aerea, è stata già aperta la commercializzazioni dei voli da e per Salerno per la prossima stagione estiva. Ma il futuro dell'aeroporto, come lo stesso Amendola sottolinea anche dopo la visita dell'ad di Ryanair, non "deve essere soltanto il turismo Attorno all'aerostazione" specifica Amendola "ci sono spazi enormi dedicati alla coltura di prodotti di eccellenza che devono essere consumati freschi, cosa che, con gli attuali trasporti su gomma, non sempre viene assicurata al cliente finale. E' qui che l'aeroporto può inserirsi in un mercato alternativo".


FONDI EUROPEI, IN ARRIVO 6 MILIONI

Ed è proprio l'infrastrutturazione dello scalo salernitano l'obiettivo dei finanziamenti europei che rientrano nel piano regionale di interventi infrastrutturali previsti per il biennio 2010-2011. Per il Costa d'Amalfi sono 6 i milioni di euro individuati, e spalmati su cinque interventi prioritari: la segnaletica orizzontale, verticale ed il sistema Avl (e cioè l'illuminazione di emergenza) per le quali arriveranno 2,2 milioni di euro, il completamento dello scalo e l'adeguamento Strip (e cioè il sistema delle strisce di sicurezza) per un totale di 1,79 milioni di euro. Un altro intervento, di 1,2 milioni di euro, riguarderà, invece, l'impianto Vor-Dme-Ndb per la radionavigazione degli aerei in arrivo e partenza. I restanti 600 mila euro saranno destinati al sistema informativo informatico dello scalo e alle attrezzature necessarie.



18-02-2010

Six months for the Airport runway (extension to start)

The Award of the 2200 meters runway extension project to be announced by September 2010

This Summer will be decisive for the airport of Salerno. In fact between May and September, a study process will be undertaken to arrive at awarding the project for the construction and infrastructure works necessary for the expansion of the airport, to then be followed by an official presentation. Last Monday the first phase of the race for the project closed, in mid-May the deadline for the completion of the preliminary tenders will expire, whilst In September, the time will be ready for the definitive announcement.

At present, however, the actual timing for the Start of work and, above all, for the Completion of the structure, is not yet known. The completion of the preliminary draft designs, as stated by CEO of the Amalfi Coast, Michele Amendola, was entrusted to two organisations from Rome. Amongst the proposed list of works, was the inclusion of the lengthening of the runway, which will increase from the current 1,654 meters to 2,200. This increased threshold will enable the Low-Cost Air Companies to "choose" Salerno.

13.5 MILLION EUROS OF WORK

A Cost of €13.5 million of work has been calculated to complete the Airport site. The preliminary draft designs alone will cost €586,000 euro detailing the work to be carried out, both internally and externally to the existing site and structures. The runway, in addition to being extended, will also be resurfaced. It will also include redesigned security landing strips. The two companies from Rome selected by the airport of Salerno will also be tasked to design the construction of a multipurpose building interior, and the expansion of the existing Fire Brigade buildings. Even the parking areas will be expanded and equipped with a new lighting system. In addition, in a few days time, the manager of the airport will present the business plan for the development of the Amalfi Coast. In late March, the termination of the "winter" timetable operated by the Company, Air Dolomiti with the Lufthansa airline livery that links Salerno with Verona will pass. Air Dolomiti in fact, since last September are the only carrier operating at Salerno airport. Although still not yet officially signed, the agreement between the Amalfi Coast Airport and the Air Dolomiti airline has been made for the marketing of flights to and from Salerno for the coming summer season. As for the future of the airport, the CEO Michele Amendola emphasised the same views even after the visit of the MD of Ryanair, the airport "Must NOT only be aimed at tourism”. “Around the terminal" said CEO Amendola "there are large spaces devoted to the cultivation of high quality products that must be consumed fresh, something that, with the current existing road and transport infrastructure, is not always guaranteed for the final customer. And it is 'here that the airport can enter into a market place alternative”.

Part Funds of €6 MILLION to come from the European Union

The infrastructure of Salerno Airport and its European funding for the work is planned for the two year period 2010-2011. For the Amalfi Coast Airport €6 million of costs have been identified, and divided into five priorities: road marking, vertical, and the AVL system (i.e. emergency lighting) will reach €2.2 million euros, the completion of the call, and Adaptation Strip (i.e. the system of strips of security) for a total of 1€.79 million euros. Another intervention, to €1.2 million euros, will, however, the plant-Vor-Dme Ndb for navigation of aircraft landing and departure. The remaining €600 thousand euros will go towards computerized information systems of the airport and other necessary equipment.


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My God... where have (almost) 3 years gone?

Oh well... fingers crossed that developments may actually now be progressing?

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Ryanair Ready to Invest in Salerno Airport (Pontecagnano):

Tuesday, July 10 2012

News in respect of the Airport of Salerno Costa d'Amalfi.

It was revealed today that the airline Ryanair, based in Ireland, has officially requested a meeting with the provincial administration of Salerno and the President of the Province, Edmund Cirielli, to understand if and how it is possible to make an agreement for the development of Salerno Airport.

Ryanair is the largest low cost airline to operate throughout the whole of Europe. It competes succesfully with other airlines by predominantly using secondary airports of major destinations and at cheaper slot times meaning lower prices. The name of the Irish company appears today in an official capacity, rather than by rumour, now that a meeting request has been sent to the provincial administration.



Ryanair Ready to purchase Share Capital

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Irish airline Ryanair is ready to purchase share capital in Salerno Airport - Amalfi Coast.
A meeting was held today at the Chamber of Commerce where discussions also included other plans to be approved for the airport including a European tender for the extension of the runway. Unconfirmed sources advise that along with the tender for the work, the start of negotiations for the sale of a private Airport holding of shares that totals more than 30% currently held by the Salerno, Pontecagnano and Battipaglia provinces has begun. The Irish airline, informally, has announced it is ready to buy the shares in question, directly becoming a significant share holder of the Consortium Airport.


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Dear All,

Anyone care to translate the audio from the the news piece that was uploaded via the Italian TV Station of Telecolore on 30th September 2012 to YouTube?

Way to quick for me i'm afraid... especially when tired!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFCWfSCnr6E

Regards and anticipated thanks,

Mickey 'O'


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Very quick summary of the above tube:

Essentially there will be airlines doing Milan, Verona, Tirano (ALbania), Catania, Nice and Olbia.

Salerno would be one of the five airports Ryanair wants to open up or promote to hub in the next two years, together with Lamezia, Comiso, Catania and Olbia.


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Thanks Dennis,

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Thank you for your updates, Mickey. How do you read Ryanair's hub intentions for Lamezia? Isn't it a bit of the beaten path?


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Dennis,
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How do you read Ryanair's hub intentions for Lamezia?

An interesting question.

Let me make it clear that i have no direct links with anyone at Ryanair and that my views are based purely on my own meandering experience of life.

Classic, if not predictable, behaviours from Ryanair of publicly playing 'one off against t'other' i.e. Salerno airport pull your finger out otherwise we will invest elsewhere, namely Lamezia airport. In the meantime a poker-face double-bluff to indicate no Summer 2013 timetable announcements for Lamezia airport until Salerno airport 'holds, folds or walks-away'. Hence, don't take it for granted Lamezia Airport management that we will automatically offer new routes.

What appears clear is that Easyjet continue to foster flights and good relations at Napoli Airport whilst Ryanair continue to be 'persona non grata'. Ryanair remain desperate to offer flights to Italy's 3rd biggest city but just can't seem to get a foothold so are now trying to get in via the back door at nearby Salerno. To scupper their plans, which should hardly come as a surprise, is that the management team of Naples Airport have now thrown their hat in the ring to purchase the 30%+ shares in Salerno Airport.

Let's be blunt if you ask an Italian that has emigrated abroad where he originated from it stands a fair chance that he is from either Calabria, Sicily or Naples. Ryanair currently have representation at 2 out of 3 of the listed destinations for the returning Italian and his second generation offspring and family, with the latter detination being the obvious (most profitable) missing link.

In conclusion do i see Salerno Airport sellings it's 30%+ shares to a table fist thumping Ryanair... erm... No.
Does this then mean further expansion of new routes to Lamezia... erm... yes... i think so.

As for probable new destinations? All guesswork but they will try to directly compete against routes currently offered by any existing legacy airways and/or perceived 'expensive' competitors. New routes to former 'Eastern Block' countries stand a better than average chance of being introduced because of the mass movement of migrant workers e.g. Poland, Romania et al. Also Germany will continue to be a sensible option based on it's population, financial strength of the disposable income of the locals and the hunger for it's natives to seek the sun and warmth of the latin south.

I haven't retrospectively studied the Lamezia Summer Table 2012 schedules just gone. However, if i were to back an each-way bet of any possible new UK routes, the only flutter i would possibly consider is Manchester - Lamezia. Based on the rationale that:
a) Jet2 continue to expand up North especially with Summer Only destinations.
b) Monarch Airways offer an expensive (?) alternative route to Lamezia from Gatwick for the South of the UK but are still considering Manchester for the North of the UK.
c) Arch rival Easyjet have expanded routes tremendously at the near neighbour of Liverpool. If only to put salt in Ryanair's wounds, they fly Liverpool to Naples.

Not sure if my ramblings add any value? On a side note, I really must re-educate myself to refresh my understanding of the difference between Metaphor, Simile and Analogy.

Regards,

Mickey 'O'


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PostPosted: October 16th, 2012, 8:48 am 
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They do, thank you for your thoughts and insights in this subject.

Sometimes we miss a 'Like' button on this site.

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PostPosted: October 16th, 2012, 11:53 pm 
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Have you checked out Ryanair Manchester t2 to Milan then ryanair to Lamezia if you check times for flights you can get connecting flights to lamezia you have to wait about 2 hours for connecting flights but beats the drive down to Stanstead

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Dear All,

As I have learned from my Father, "Time makes things clearer".

So after many years of 'knocking on the door' Ryanair finally got it's wish of operating flights from Naples Airport as of it's inaugural flight of March 2017 with an initial 17 New Routes, which have grown in further volume to 28 Routes in only 9 months, to the disappoitment of Salerno.

However, Ryanair have made it quite clear that they still remain extremely interested in starting flights to/from Salerno Airport but the significant issue remains the length of the runway i.e. it is too short at circa 1,600 metres.

For class C planes such as (Ryanair) Boeing 737-800 and (Easyjet) Airbus A319 to land and take off at any airport, the runway must have minimum lengths. This is to take into account speed, weight of craft when the plane is fully loaded with passengers and cargo and stopping distances on a wet/dry runway.

In short, for class C planes, roughly speaking, the runway must be at least 2,000m for take off and 1,500m for landing, taking into account of the previous criteria.

With this understanding, Salerno Airport has announced that it will be closed for "... for 2 years throughout 2018 and 2019, to undertake runway extension works to 2,200 metres (from 1,600m) following agreement and the enforcement of a Compulsory Purchase Order (C.P.O.) to aquire land and buildings covering circa 50 hectares".

Set your Diary for 2020 for Salerno Airport to perhaps finally become International?

http://www.salernotoday.it/economia/aer ... -voli.html

https://www.cilentonotizie.it/dettaglio/?ID=34848

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Mickey O


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That's really interesting and hopefully encouraging news - thanks Mickey


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