Swiss regional airline Darwin has opened a European base at Cambridge airport, launching four new routes linking Amsterdam, Paris, Milan and Geneva with Cambridge.
From September 2 Darwin will offer a total of 50 flights a week to and from Cambridge. This is made up of 24 weekly flights to and from Amsterdam; 12 a week to and from Paris CDG; eight weekly flights for Milan Malpensa, and six weekly services for Geneva. Darwin has a fleet of 50-seater Saab 2000 turboprop regional aircraft.
Maurizio Merlo, CEO at Darwin Airline, added, “As we expand within Europe, the UK is a key market for us to further establish and we are delighted to open our new base in the heart of East England. Cambridge is at the forefront of several business sectors and spearheading the UK’s economic growth – it is thriving and vibrant, one of the UK’s most valuable and affluent markets.”
Darwin Airline will codeshare with fellow Skyteam member Alitalia on the routes. Flights booked on an Alitalia code (AZ) will be part of the Flying Blue reward scheme that runs across Skyteam members including Alitalia, Air France and KLM.
The terminal at Cambridge airport has recently been refurbished, with a business lounge, Costa Coffee and complimentary wifi all added.
Darwin customers receive a complimentary 23kg hold baggage limit.
Lead-in fares to all destinations start from £119 per person each way and £159 return.
For more information visit darwinairline.com
Report by Scott Carey