Luc Bereni, President of Air Corsica (Photo: DR)
” Corsica ticked all the right boxes to be one of the favourite destinations for the French during the summer. And this has had a stimulating effect on our activity
“: Luc Bereni, president of Air Corsica, immediately displays a certain satisfaction which contrasts with the more pessimistic speeches of other airline directors.
” From June onwards, we have operated 100% of our planned programme for the summer months. The traffic will have been there on our 12 territorial continuity routes linking Ajaccio, Bastia and Calvi to Paris Orly, Marseille and Nice but also on our other routes such as Clermont-Ferrand, Dôle, Lyon and Toulouse“, describes Luc Bereni. The demand has even allowed the return of the regular route between Corsica and Brussels-Charleroi. ” The traffic has picked up so well that we are continuing to fly to Brussels until the beginning of November. And it is likely that we will be resuming our routes from January on
wards”, adds the Chairman of Air Corsica.
Towards more routes in Europe for Air Corsica
During the summer, the carrier also operated regular charters to Austria and Scandinavia. Only the United Kingdom was missed, due to the restrictions put in place by the British government.
Optimism remains for the Corsican carrier. ” We have already started selling our routes for spring/summer 2022. And we hope that our seasonal routes will last longer with the end of the seasonality of the offer on the island
“, estimates Luc Bereni.
The company has the full support of the territorial assembly and the regional government of Corsica. It also wishes to get involved in the connectivity of the island, as desired by the Corsican elected representatives. ” We have to work on a definition of this connectivity which would allow us to link Corsica to Europe and the Mediterranean basinby air all year round. This will be the work of the year 2022
“, underlines Luc Bereni. And the opportunity to open a new page for air transport in Corsica.
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