At the TTG Incontri Trade Exhibition in Rimini Albastar presents the commercial programmes 2017/2018
Albastar, the private Spanish airline, is an exhibitor at the TTG Incontri trade exhibition held in Rimini from 12-14 October located in Hall A5, stand 060.
With totally renewed styling, including an elegant livery that “outfits” the new Boeing 737- 800 NG aircraft complemented by stylish uniforms for flight crew, the carrier projects satisfaction at its encounter with the market of reference after a Summer 2017 season that noted an uptrend, with over 9,000 hours of flight time and a turnover exceeding 64 million euro. In its seven years of activity, over 2 million passengers have been transported totalling over 25,000 hours of flight time. To close out the fiscal year, ending on 31 October, the results confirm a positive trend constantly on the upswing, with a 15% increase in traffic volume over the previous year, taking into consideration the investments made in the fleet renewal.
In line with the development plan, the Albastar fleet comprises six aircraft, two Boeing 737-800 (configured with 189 seats in a single class) and four Boeing 737-400 (configured with 170 seats in a single class). Adding to the fleet within the first quarter of 2018 will be a third Boeing 737-800 that will allow Albastar to further extend its business offer by expanding operations and the network of destinations served.
With an organisation counting some 200 employees, Albastar offers the market a functional and flexible business model that provides national and international flights both for on-demandand scheduled traffic, and has acquired many prestigious clients among Tour Operators and Brokers, including Eden Viaggi, Viaggi del Turchese, Futura Vacanze, Settemari, Unitalsi, Brevivet, Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi, Rusconi Viaggi, Italy Aviation Service, That Aviation, Air Partner, Astra Charter, Classic Air, Tui U.K., Costa Cruises, Pullmantur Cruceros, Travelplan, JoeWalsh Tours, UIP and Tangney Tours.
For the upcoming winter season, Albastar confirms for the third consecutive year flight service to the Catania, airport, with departures from Barcelona (a new entry), Milano Malpensa, Milano Bergamo and Verona.
For charter flights, instead, the airline announces direct flights to Northern Europe in partnership with the tour operator Giver Viaggi: Rovaniemi, in December and January; and Norway starting in June 2018.
Also confirmed is the annual flight schedule serving the Canary Islands (Fuerteventura, Tenerife Sud, Lanzarote, Las Palmas) from Milano Malpensa, Milano Bergamo and Verona; and the Red Sea (Sharm-el-Sheikh e Marsa Alam) from Milano Malpensa and Verona. Playing an important role, now and increasingly in the future, are the partnerships with incentive housesand sports associations for programming of ad hoc flights during the entire year.
Already at work for the next summer 2018 season, Albastar again positions itself as an airline of reference for the European leisure market with flight connections to the Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Greek Islands, Cape Verde, Red Sea, Israel and Italy. For pilgrimages and religious tourism, flights are confirmed for Lourdes and Medjugorie from a wide network in Italy and Europe. A growth area is also incoming traffic to the airport of Palma de Mallorca from Northern Europe, United Kingdom and Ireland.
Important developments also regard distribution: Albastar’s goal is to expand and diversify its offer by engaging more and more with the B2C market, while maintaining its own core business. Albastar’s flight schedule is now available through the reservation systems Amadeus, Galileo, Sabre, Travelport and the major and main O.T.A.