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Milan, January 7th 2020 – EGO Airways is the new fully Italian airline aiming to become a protagonist of the Italian and international skies. The start up was born thanks to the alliance of several enterpreneurs, many of whom have a pluriannual experience in the aeronautic sector.
The vector’s lead are on the hands of Matteo Bonecchi, CEO, as well as ideator & founder of the company. He will bring to the airline his experienced matured working for Alitalia, Airbus & Air Europe. The COO is Edoardo Antonini, former Boeing pilot for Alitalia & Air Europe, while the President is the enterpreneur Marco Busca (partner & vicepresident O.C.P. Group).
It is the just cited O.C.P. Group (Officine Cooperatori Piacentini) EGO’s main investor: an investment society founded in 1980 in Piacenza with the goal to develop logistic services and ground transportation, it later diversified in the pharmaceutical sector and it is currently operating in the energetic and AI sector.
Have since the beginning of the project Gabriella Vanlamsweerde, Tour Operator Director; Marilena Bisio, Sales Director; Denise Zatti, Marketing Director e Veronica Posteraro, Foreign Alliance Director.
Fully Italian hospitality
A tailor-made service. The possibility to customise its own flight experience through a website: a à la carte service that will allow to buy additional services as, for instance, a private car from/to the airport or a hotel for a romantic weekend.
Gourmet menus (with a regard to the last Covid-19 regulations) on fresh Italian products, as well as vegan, proteic and super healthy meals offered to who does not want to give in its lifestyle even when travelling.
A service careful to all three cabin classes, from the JUST GO, then the LOUNGE to the PRIVATE;
uniforms designed by Andres Romo, EGV1’s Creative Director, company specialized on the teamwear industry; comfort and design on board; cozy aircrafts with extremely groomed interiors: are some of the ingredients of the EGO Airways flight experience, aiming to recreate the Italian savoir-faire even at ten thousand meters of altitude.
On EGO Airways’ planes, moreover, thanks to the cabin crew’s professionality and preparation, passengers will be able to live tasty experieces linked to both the departing as well as landing territories. The final goal? Return to give value to the uniqueness of each single guest, listening to the needs and demand of each traveller, and , at the same time, to restore value to the Italian lands.
Hub & Crafts
The fleet will originally be composed by two Embraer 190 vehicles that will have as main hubs the brand new “Ridolfi” Airport of Forlì, inaugurated on October 29th, and the “Fontanarossa” Airport of Catania.
The initial aim will be to develop a point to point net, linking the strategic cities of the Italian territory, and then strengthen the feeder services from and to Milan Malpensa, partnering with the main airlines operating at the Lombardian airport.
Flight schedule and fees
Tickets available from January 7th will cover the annual schedule, active from March 28th 2021,
with a dense calendar of connections involving the airport of Forlì, Firenze, Catania, Parma, Bari e Lamezia Terme.
Starting from June 4th, Cagliari, Bergamo and Roma will be added to the just listed destinations.
The flight plan, operated by the two aircrafts Embraer 190, will provide air routes with different frequencies and a greater involvement, as stated, of Catania & Forlì Airports, connected to each others twice a day from Monday to Friday, and once a day, on Saturdays and Sundays.
Daily will be the route between Catania & Parma, while flights will depart from Monday to Saturday between Catania & Firenze.
Bari’s airport will be connected four times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) with Parma, Forlì e Firenze. Flights from Lamezia Terme to Forlì, Firenze e Parma will be active three times a week (Tuesday, Thursday & Saturdays). From June 4th, moreover, the air routes linking Forlì e Cagliari, on Fridays & Saturdays, and Bergamo & Roma, with two daily flights, from Monday to Friday, and one per day, on Saturday and Sunday will begin taking off.
Two prices, flights from 48.90 euro, for the JUST GO fee, and from 98,90 euro for the PRIVATE, differentiating themselves mainly for seating options.
Both can be personalized while booking or at the check-in, choosing between the purchasable ancillaries indicated by the company.
Values and goals
Inclusivity, attention to the environment, promotion of the Italian land and in general of the Made in Italy are some of the values driving EGO Airways from the very start.
This philosophy has inspired the new vector both in choosing the staff and the partnerships with local tour operators.
And naturally is the base of all the good efforts to reduce the environmental footprint of its flights. This last chapter, particularly, covers several aspect of the service on board, starting from the food and beverage packaging: from the choice unique dishes, to preferring containers and cutlery made of biodegradable and compostable materials, from the cellulose pulp’s bowls, to the glasses in transparent PLA, to the recycled paper packages.
The choice of being as ms plastic free as possible, it is sided by a careful selection of suppliers able to guarantee recycle and separate collection of waste on board.
In the end, in the long term vision, there is the goal of reinvesting in renewable energies to eliminate CO2 emissions.
Marco Busca, EGO Airways’ President declares: “More than a year ago, along with my father and the other OCP partners, we decided to invest in EGO Airways, strongly convinced of the high growth potentials of this project. A project, that today more than ever, I reckon innovative and winning, as all other realities of the industry have confirmed, and not only, to who we presented it. And now, after these months full of work and commitment, I am first of all proud: proud to have taken on the challenge of a start-up and as well proud of the fantastic team we have created.Thanks to my role of investor, and of president and accountable manager, I am currently involved firsthand in the airline’s operations and I can confirm you that our goal is to bring EGO Airways, in 5 yeas, to be a benchmark for the Italian aviation at international level.
- Comunicato Stampa