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Salerno Airport will resume operations in July

Updated: Mar 19

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The southern Italian airport of Salerno is coming back to life: regular passenger flight services will begin there for the first time from next summer. The Spanish airline Volotea is acting as a pioneer, with the prospect that additional flight operators will soon join.

The Amalfi Coast is one of the most sought-after holiday destinations in Italy. Nestled in high, densely forested mountains, the area's idyllic coastal towns are real gems, including Sorrento, Positano and Ravello.

However, the journey from Switzerland is often difficult. The journey by car takes around twelve hours, while the train journey takes around ten hours under optimal conditions, including two necessary changes.

So far, the nearest airport is in Naples, from which it takes another two hours by train or an hour and a half by car, for example to Amalfi. This situation will change next summer as the Amalfi Coast will become more accessible with the opening of its own airport in Salerno.

Spanish "Volotea" should be the first airline

According to a report in the newspaper "Il Post", the Aeroporto di Salerno-Costa d'Amalfi is scheduled to go into operation in July. This former military airfield, which has existed for almost a hundred years, has not previously been used regularly for civilian flights. Investments of around 260 million euros (around 245 million Swiss francs) are now planned to modernize the airport.

According to the aviation portal “Aerotelegraph”, the expansion projects will allow up to six million passengers to be processed through the airport every year by 2046. To this end, the expansion of the operating areas and the construction of a new passenger terminal are planned, which is expected to be completed by 2027.

Volotea, a Spanish airline, will be the first carrier to offer flights from Salerno Airport. The maiden flight is scheduled for July 11, 2024 to Nantes, France. Just two days later, Volotea will connect Salerno with the Sardinian capital Cagliari, followed by further flights to Catania and Verona from September, with two weekly flights planned for all four routes.

Other airlines, including Easyjet and Ryanair, have also expressed interest in adding Salerno to their flight offerings. At Easyjet in particular, plans to add Salerno to the route network appear to be well advanced. From Switzerland, Edelweiss Air could be considered as a potential candidate for flight connections to Salerno.


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