According to Heraldo.es, two pilots from Zaragoza, supported by investors in the same city, have set up an airline to operate schedule flights, both domestic and international, from Zaragoza airport. The start of operations would be in Easter. The target is to recover the connections with Rome and Alicante which Ryanair used to operate. Also, they would be thinking about Germany, although in this case they would fly to Munich instead. In order to cover these routes they would already have two aircrafts with over 140 seats. These aircrafts seem to have been already ordered to a European leasing company.
At first, the business model would consist of return flights from Zaragoza to airports located in the city of destination. This would save passengers from having to make connections as it currently happens with the Ryanair flights to Milan (which stop en Bergamo), London (Stansted) and Paris (Beauvais). If there is demand, they would start offering charter flights as from the next summer season. For further information, you can check the piece of news at Heraldo.es, where there is an image indicating the routes currently operated from Zaragoza by Ryanair, Air europa, Wizz Air, and the routes which the new airline would intend to operate.
The entrepreneurs have requested that both their names and the airline’s name remain unknown until the company is officially launched during the month of January. However, they confirmed to Heraldo.es that the ticket prices will be similar to Vueling’s. The schedules are still to be confirmed, but the plan is to offer between two and three weekly frequencies with each of the above mention cities.
Photo: Zaragoza airport terminal by Juan50300 – Flickr