A new direct route to Bologna Italy, and flights during the winter to Hurghada and Marsa Alam bring a new winter flight schedule for M. R. Stefánik Airport in Bratislava. It will start on Sunday, October 29. From this date, passengers can choose from 26 direct routes to 18 destinations. This is a record number in the last nine years.
Ryanair is launching a new route from Bratislava to Bologna, Italy, as of October 29 with two flights per week. The route to Eilat-Ovda is offered by Ryanair again during the winter season as well as new routes to Warsaw and Sofia which Wizz Airlines launched in June.
Scheduled charter flights to Hurghada and Marsa Alam are operated by Air Cairo once a week.
“With the number of 26 regular flights during the winter season, we managed to reach the 2008 historical record, during which the same number of routes was offered, the highest in the history of the airport,” said Jozef Pojedinec, Bratislava Airport CEO, as cited in the press release. Travelers from Bratislava will be pleased with a new line to Bologna at the end of the year and new routes can be enjoyed in 2018 as well. In the spring, new Ryanair routes from Bratislava to Malta, Bourgas, Thessaloniki and Paphos in Cyprus will be launched.”
As is normal practice in the aviation industry, flight frequencies change according to travel seasons and route performance, said Sorina Maria Ratz, Wizz Air communication manager.
“Wizz Air constantly monitors the performance of the routes to allow the most popular services to have the lowest possible fares,” she said.
The Bratislava network has been optimised as the connection from Bratislava to Tuzla will be operated only in the summer season, according to market requests, and the Bratislava-Cluj connection will be discontinued from 6 November, as the route did not perform in line with the expectations of Wizz Air.
“The extra capacity will be allocated to other routes in the upcoming period, as we are always assessing new opportunities that can best meet our customers’ needs,” said Sorina Maria Ratz.
Passengers with bookings affected by this change are being informed and automatically offered an alternative flight schedule, provided with full refunds, or offered 120 percent of the original fare in airline reservation credit.
A total of six airlines offer direct services from Bratislava Airport – Ryanair (16 routes), Wizz Air (Sofia, Skopje, Warsaw, Kiev), Czech Airlines (Prague, Košice), Air Cairo (Hurghada, Marsa Alam), Pobeda (Moscow) and flydubai (Dubai).
23. Oct 2017 at 22:37 | Compiled by Spectator staff