After an absence of six years, the Poprad-Tatry airport will again have direct flight connections with Bratislava, airport director Ivana Herkelová told the TASR newswire on March 9.
In cooperation with Danube Wings airline, the airport will launch new regular flights beginning March 29, with five flights weekly from Poprad-Tatry to Bratislava, says Herkelová. A direct air connection with Bologna - the capital of northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna – will also be introduced. Bologna, one of the significant industrial and cultural centres of the country, is an important connector to such cities as Milan, Venice and Rome and is close to summer seaside destinations.
Travellers can also use the Poprad-Basel connection by changing in Bratislava. Basel is an industrial centre, but it also offers a number of attractions such as the Basel carnival - Basler Fasnacht, Art Basel, a fair of contemporary art and the BaselWorld fair of clocks and goldsmiths. Basle Mulhouse Freiburg airport is the only bi-national airport in the world. Operated by France and Switzerland without any customs or border-related restrictions, the airport is situated in France.
In the summer, regular flights by SkyEurope from Poprad to London will continue three times a week – on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Direct connections with other holiday destinations, including Hurghada in Egypt and Split in Croatia will be added to traditional charter flights from Poprad to Burgas in Bulgaria. Danube Wings will fly to Split from June to September directly from Poprad.
Poprad-Tatry airport went through some revamping in 2008, including the construction of a new arrival terminal. The new premises increased the capacity from the original 150 passengers to 250 and improved its passenger handling quality. TASR
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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