El Salvador - Milan flights postponed until 2009

The Italian airline once again postponed its weekly Milan-El Salvador flight until February of next year.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

"During my trip to Europe, I contacted them and they confirmed that they will commence the flights on February 5. This was communicated verbally and not in writing," said the head of Mitur, Ruben Rochi, who had announced the arrival of the airline on October 31.

Nonetheless, Rochi said that the company has already began to include the flights in the reservations system.

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Livingston to fly through the region

February 2009

Once the flight to El Salvador begins in February, the company plans to start operations through Central America.

In statements made to Elsalvador.com Carlos Ortiz, commercial director of Avitours and representative of the Italian airline in El Salvador said: "With this step, the airlines see El Salvador and Central America as a growing tourist destination based on forecasts and studies by the World Tourism Organization of the area.

Milan - El Salvador flight confirmed

January 2009

The first regular Milan - San Salvador (via Havana) by the Livingston airline company is scheduled for Thursday, February 19.

This is according to Giovanni de Verti, air connectivity adviser.

La Prensa Grafica reports on its web site: "Ruben Rochi, heed of MITUR, said that the flight is already being sold on the system: "If they start to sell tickets on the reservation system that is used by all the airlines of the world, this is a commitment, because then agencies start to buy."

El Salvador - Milan flights still unconfirmed

October 2008

Tourism minister, Ruben Rochi, said that the inaugural flight scheduled for this Friday, October 31, is still up in the air.

The official expects that within the next few days that there will be a notification by the Italian airline to clarify the situation.

"I am uninformed, it is possible that we won't have the flight this week, but we would expect a note from them," the minister said.

Italian airline to launch non-stop flights linking Milan with San Salvador

July 2008

The Italian airline Livingston is going to launch regular non-stop flights between San Salvador and Milan every Sunday from October 31.

Livingston tested interest in the route with 10 Sunday flights linking the two cities as part of a pilot program that ended in January.

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