After a stressful and uncertain winter weather-wise, we’re beginning to wake up and, rubbing our eyes like children (with a gesture halfway between wonder and the desire to chase away the last remnants of sleep), we can lift ourselves from this metaphorical bed and start thinking about vacations again.
Pantelleria hasn’t moved. Of that we’re absolutely certain. The mother of certain “enchanted summers” is waiting for us there.
We just have to decide how to reach it.
Flying to Pantelleria with Volotea For our friends who depart from the North of Italy, Volotea, the low-cost airline that has been connecting Pantelleria with the main Italian cities for years, has already prepared its flight schedule for the upcoming summer.
Direct connections from the airports of Milan Linate, Bergamo Orio al Serio, Bologna, Verona, Venice, and Naples. From May 6, every Saturday, flights from the cities mentioned above and from May 28, also on Sundays.
We cannot help but notice and reiterate the great absence of the route to and from Turin, which Volotea operated in past years, and which brought many guests from all over Piedmont. Sensitive people enchanted by our small island and its dammusi, great walkers and lovers of wild nature and inviting sea cliffs.
We hope for a new financial analysis, a redemption, in short, a miracle so that Volotea “makes amends” and remembers that a round trip flight to Pantelleria is like cherries: one leads to another.
Flying to Pantelleria with ITA This year, ITA Airways will offer connections from Rome and Milan only in July and August. Specifically:
from July 1 to August 28, there will be direct connections from Rome Fiumicino on both Saturdays and Sundays; from July 1 to 31, the flight with a stopover in Fiumicino will depart from Milan Linate; from August 1 to 28, direct flights to Pantelleria will start every Saturday from Milan Linate. Inexplicably and out of any logic of the hospitality industry, ITA will add additional flights on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays in August. It is illogical to think that most flights land on the island on Saturdays and Sundays, so those who arrive outside the weekend and furthermore during the hottest period of the season will certainly have some difficulties finding accommodation in any type of structure.
In September, the farsighted airline does not offer any connections. For them, the season is over.
Once it was Alitalia, now it’s ITA, but apart from the name, it seems that little has changed compared to the programming of what was our “flag carrier”.
Flying to Pantelleria with DAT DAT will continue to connect Sicily from Palermo, Catania, and Trapani throughout the summer period with its very fast flights that seem to make an arc in the sky or – to put it less poetically – you don’t even realize you’ve taken off before you’ve already arrived at your destination.
It’s an excellent solution for those who want to visit the main island before reaching Pantelleria or for those who depart from those cities that don’t have a direct connection to Pantelleria but can reach one of the three Sicilian cities.
These connections between Sicily and Pantelleria enjoy public funding to guarantee territorial continuity for the smaller islands. This means that the fares are fixed, meaning they do not vary over time: the prices are always the same, whether you book well in advance or at the last minute!