Oxford Airport makes Italian connection

HOLIDAYMAKERS will be able to jet off to Rome from Oxford Airport from after a deal was signed with the Swiss airline Baboo, which will operate the flights via Geneva.

Flights will cost as little as £101 each way. The service begins on Saturday, December 19.

Passengers able to board Baboo flights from the airport in Kidlington to Geneva and then transfer to an Alitalia service to the Italian capital city, with a one-and-a-half hour stop-over in Switzerland.

Oxford Airport marketing manager James Dillon Godfray said: “We hope this will be of interest to the Oxford-based Italian community, Italian students and academics, language schools and those doing business between these two great cities.”

The service comes just two months after the airport’s first ever scheduled international services, to Geneva, were announced.

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1:46pm Thu 10 Dec 09

Joe Cooke says...

Lets have more European flights from Kidlington, how about Barcelona,Madrid or Seville?
Lets have more European flights from Kidlington, how about Barcelona,Madrid or Seville? Joe Cooke

2:07pm Thu 10 Dec 09

wallingford1 says...

Excellent news. I'm sure it's only the start of things to come.
Excellent news. I'm sure it's only the start of things to come. wallingford1

9:38pm Thu 10 Dec 09

RJ says...

I guess you're in Wallingford though, wallingford1 <grins>...being a little closer to the airport, my feelings are..mixed :)

Be great for most Oxonians though.
I guess you're in Wallingford though, wallingford1 ...being a little closer to the airport, my feelings are..mixed :) Be great for most Oxonians though. RJ

10:07am Fri 11 Dec 09

Green123 says...

This is superb news! I have relatives living near Rome and our quality of life has just increased tenfold - thank you! No more trips to hideous Heathrow or ghastly Gatwick for us!
This is superb news! I have relatives living near Rome and our quality of life has just increased tenfold - thank you! No more trips to hideous Heathrow or ghastly Gatwick for us! Green123

10:56am Fri 11 Dec 09

Concerned one says...

Be careful of what you wish for. This airport was no doubt branded as 'London Oxford Airport' for a reason. Heathrow was a small airport at one time and now it is misery for those who live anywhere near with constant noise 24/7.
Be careful of what you wish for. This airport was no doubt branded as 'London Oxford Airport' for a reason. Heathrow was a small airport at one time and now it is misery for those who live anywhere near with constant noise 24/7. Concerned one

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