New European routes announced at Cambridge Airport
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PEOPLE will be able to fly from Cambridge Airport to Amsterdam, Paris, Milan and Geneva from September, it was announced today.
The new services will be operated by European regional airline Darwin Airline, in code-share partnership with SkyTeam member Alitalia.
Flights to Amsterdam, Paris Charles De Gaulle, Milan Malpensa and Geneva will enable travellers from Cambridgeshire to reach hundreds of destinations worldwide with connections to the global networks of SkyTeam partners Alitalia and Air France-KLM.
Marshall Steve Jones, managing director of Aviation Services, said, “The opening of this new and exciting base by Darwin Airline is a strategic step in our development of Cambridge as a regional international airport.
“This puts our city firmly on the international transport map, making it easier for people from around the world to get here.”
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Starting from September 2, Darwin Airline will be offering a total of 50 flights a week to and from Cambridge. This will include a planned timetable of 24 weekly flights to and from Amsterdam; 12 weekly flights to and from Paris CDG; eight weekly flights to and from Milan Malpensa and six weekly services to and from Geneva.
Maurizio Merlo, CEO at Darwin Airline, added, “As we expand within Europe, the UK is a key market for us to further establish and we are delighted to open our new base in the heart of East England.”
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Alex Plant, executive director of economy, transport and environment at Cambridgeshire County Council, welcomed the move.
He said: “The new services from Cambridge Airport will help to build our already strong international brand.
“Direct connections to key business centres and international hub airports like Amsterdam Schiphol and Paris Charles De Gaulle will help our businesses to continue to grow and will complement the investments we are already making to support growth in the local and national economy.
“It is also welcome news that aircraft will not be flying at night and that the airport has plans in place to ensure there is minimal impact on local residents.”