Italy is resuming flights to Spain in a massive air travel boost, as Ryanair and easyJet wait in the wings.
THE news comes just 24 hours after the Spanish government lifted its travel ban on Italy, but anybody who gets in by plane or sea will still have to go into 14 days of self-isolation under the country’s quarantine rules.
The first services between Italy and Spain will be operated by Alitalia from June 2, with flights from Rome to Madrid and Barcelona.
The company is also reintroducing a link to New York, as well as domestic flights from Milan in northern Italy, which was one of the country’s top coronavirus hotspots.
The positive move is another inching towards some kind of flight schedule across Europe, and will also fire up Alitalia rivals like Ryanair, Vueling, and easyJet who have substantial interests in the Italian market.
easyJet have their own dedicated hub in Milan, where services run to all over Europe including Alicante-Elche airport on the Costa Blanca, and to Malaga on the Costa del Sol.