Friday, August 28, 2009

DaVinci Airport: "You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave."

From the Zenit News Service:

Italian media reported Aug. 20 that Rome’s main airport, Fiumicino, was rated the worst in Europe for delays. One in every two flights is late, and the average delay is 25 minutes.

Reasons are many and varied, but the airport blames them mostly on Alitalia, the struggling national carrier, which has had problems integrating its services with Air One (the two airlines merged earlier this year). But the problems can also affect low-cost airlines. A recent Easyjet flight ... from the airport was delayed nearly two hours because airport ground staff had suddenly fallen out with the airline, despite having signed a contract. "They just don’t like us here," the air stewardess told me. "This is what we get at Fiumicino," she said, shrugging her shoulders.

1 comment:

Old Fashioned Liberal said...

Yup. It happened to me....