Since April 30, 2023, the German Avanti Air has again been operating charter flights from Innsbruck to Calvi (Corsica) on behalf of the tour operator Rhomberg Reisen. These are operated with the machine type de Havilland Dash 8-400.
So on Sunday, April 30, at 15:33 p.m. – slightly earlier than planned – the Avanti Air turboprop aircraft landed in Innsbruck for the first time to welcome the first holidaymakers on board and take them to the French Mediterranean island. The Corsica flights will be offered on Sundays until October 8, 2023.
The anticipation of this maiden flight was evident in both the 30 passengers who had booked and the airport manager Marco Pernetta, who personally attended this maiden flight. "We are very pleased that we have succeeded in resuming our cooperation with Rhomberg Reisen after many years and in being able to offer Corsica as a very attractive holiday destination," says Pernetta, adding: "In addition, Avanti Air is a tried and tested airline partner that is very well is familiar with the conditions at Innsbruck Airport.” At 16:42 hrs the plane finally took off towards Calvi.