Torrisi: “A significant increase in flights to satisfy the expectations and needs of passengers”

SAC announces that there will be 26,312 aircraft movements expected for winter of 2023/2024, compared to 21,674 thousand last season, numbers that mark a significant increase of 20% in flights and activity at Catania airport. The data announced by the company that manages the airports of Catania and Comiso, heralds a general strengthening of Sicilian infrastructure for the 2023/2024 winter season.

The strengthening of SAC’s offer is due to four factors:  the increase in the number of operations of the Ryanair company by almost 25% compared to last winter (10,574 movements against 8,438), the increase in flights of the Hungarian carrier Wizz Air (4,526 movements against 3,445, +31%), and of the two Italian companies ITA Airways (4,144 movements against 3,662, +13%), and Aeroitalia.

Aeroitalia itself, which began its activity at the end of last season with 49 movements, has announced up to 1,124 flights in the coming seasons.

“These numbers demonstrate the desire and commitment to strengthen Catania’s role as an airport hub of international importance, increasingly innovative and attentive to satisfying the expectations and needs of passengers”, commented Nico Torrisi, CEO of SAC. “In the last period, the need has emerged to expand the user base in eastern Sicily, also to accommodate the strong trend in consumer demand. To meet these needs, we are actively collaborating with the companies and with all the players in the airport sector”.

The national sector will increase operations by 10% (with 17,698 movements against 16,084) while in the international sector the increase will be 54% (with 8,614 movements against 5,590).

As regards the international sector, Catania airport will serve 52 routes, with an increase in frequencies on highly requested destinations such as Tirana, Memmingen, Bucharest, Budapest, Paris, Brussels, Krakow, Hamburg and Frankfurt.

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