adds more capacity to Italy and introduces new destinations of Bari and Catania

Schiphol, 13 January 2014 is adding even more capacity for the summer season of 2014 to meet a growing need. As a response to the increasing popularity of Italian destinations, the airline will be serving two new destinations and opening a new route to this country. This summer, will be operating 66 flights a week to 12 sun and city destinations in Italy from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Rotterdam The Hague Airport and Eindhoven Airport.

Mattijs ten Brink, General Manager of “After a 20% growth in passengers last year, we see the demand for tickets continue to grow. This has also been clear from our January sale, with 19% more bookings than last year. To meet the growing demand for the summer season, we are adding more capacity. In addition to Spain and Portugal, Italy is a very important growth market for, which is why we are adding the greatest capacity in that country, with new routes and destinations. I am proud that passengers repeatedly choose our airline for their sun holidays, city trips and winter sports holidays. This enables us to continue developing and innovating in order to make our product as efficient and comfortable as possible at a competitive price. You can fly, for example, to one of our Italian destinations from as low as €45.”

Starting in April 2014, will be flying to two new destinations, Bari and Catania, from Amsterdam. There will be 3 weekly flights to Bari and 5 to Catania. 

A new Rome route will also be opened. In addition to departures from Rotterdam, the Italian capital will be served 7 times a week from Amsterdam. More frequent flights have also been added for Naples (+3) and Verona (+2).

The other added capacity is being devoted to more frequent flights to Seville (+3), Casablanca (+2) and Porto (+2), among others. The new destinations and extra flights will be available for booking from Tuesday, 14 January, at

Destinations served by in Italy (seat only): Bologna, Bari, Catania, Lamezia-Terme, Naples, Olbia, Palermo, Pisa, Rome, Turin, Venice (Marco Polo) and Verona.

About –, a member of the AIR FRANCE KLM Group, provides scheduled service and charter flights to more than 100 destinations, primarily in the Mediterranean area and popular winter sports destinations. distinguishes itself through its ‘low fare with care’ policy and offers an attractive basic price with additional (paid) products and services. In the Netherlands, the airline flies from the national airport of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, as well as the regional airports of Rotterdam The Hague Airport, Eindhoven Airport and Groningen Airport Eelde. also operates from Paris through Transavia France. Nearly 90% of airline tickets are sold through the website, which receives more than 1.5 million unique visitors monthly, making this low-cost airline one of the largest online shops in the Netherlands.
During the annual Feather Awards (Verenuitreiking) in 2013, was chosen Best Low-Cost and Best Charter Airline by the Dutch travel sector for the fifth time in a row.