Catch one of Albastar’s charter flights to experience religious tourism at its best!

26 February 2020

Come arrivare a Lourdes? Facile, volando con Albastar!

330 million people on more than one million trips to the Holy Land and San Giovanni Rotondo: these are the numbers of a constantly growing business, that of religious tourism.

Data aside, in this sector, we are a reference company for associations, tour operators and logically for all passengers who wish to live an intense spiritual experience, visiting pilgrimage destinations.

If you require special assistance on our aircraft, you will be welcomed by helpful and attentive staff, trained at hospitals specialised in the care and management of people with reduced mobility. We are also able board people who need to be transported on a stretcher.

And in any event, whoever you are and whatever the reasons for your trip, you will find that Albastar has one of the most flexible and completely customisable flight plans.

Our fleet has grown over the years and currently consists of six aircraft. Furthermore, this year we also obtained IOSA certification: what does this mean for our passengers? It means we strive to constantly improve in order to ensure increasingly high and efficient safety standards and procedures.

In addition, the number of connections departing from the airports Rome Fiumicino, Milan Bergamo, Verona and Milan Malpensa rises during the summer when demand increases.

As you certainly know, as far as religious tourism is concerned, one of the most popular destinations in the world is without a doubt Lourdes.

We connect several European cities with charter flights to the French city working in collaboration with the major tour operators that organise pilgrimages.

Our direct flights depart from:

  • Rome Fiumicino, between May and October, on Mondays and Thursdays
  • Milan Bergamo, from April to May and from September to October, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

All Albastar flights to Lourdes land at the Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées airport, which is equipped to assist disabled people.

If you require information on one of our charter flights, contact us directly through our Call Center or through your choice travel agency.

Are you looking for flight tickets to Lourdes? You can purchase them in various ways:

  • by contacting Albastar’s Call Center
  • by going to your travel agency of choice or consulting on online sales portals. 

You can also book flights easily on our website.

You can check-in online on Albastar’s website by signing in to the user area You can also personalise your scheduled flight, purchasing, for example, extra kilograms for your luggage.

Do you always look for the best deals when you fly?

Similar to other airline websites, flight tickets can be purchased on our website. Buying a ticket is very easy: thanks to search engines, you can select a city to take off from and one to arrive at, choose airports, departure times and find the cheapest flights.

Flying with Albastar is not merely cost-effective: when referring to religious tourism, we often talk about passengers who require special assistance, an extra smile and a crew that is fully skilled to accommodate people with reduced mobility and enable them to travel serenely.

Let us to tell you a fact that has made us proud.

You may not know that on 29 August we received an extremely important assignment: the relics of Saint Bernadette Soubirous returned to France on a flight from MALPENSA after being in Italy for four months to mark 140 years since her death. But this is a story that we will perhaps tell you another time.

Are you leaving for a flight to Lourdes, the destination of millions of people from all over the world? Discover the most important holy places and what else you can do if your visit is not just for religious tourism.

Contact our CALL CENTRE now and #FlyAlbaStyle!

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