Hoping to spend a holiday in the famous Tuscan city by the River Arno? Catching a flight to Pisa is a breeze, and the prices aren’t as steep as the Leaning Tower.
Fly to Pisa aboard Ryanair, the largest budget airline in Europe, and the pioneer of free seat giveaways. Passengers are even allowed to bring their own food on the flight. This low-cost carrier began operations in 1985, and its charity calendar of cabin girls is very popular today. Its in-flight magazine, Ryanair Mag, features cheap ski routes, an “evil” guide to the festive season, and the finest Christmas markets, among others.
easyJet offers cut-rate prices, and its planes aren’t bad either – most of them are new, fuel-efficient, and earth-friendly! Its carbon emissions are up to 27% less compared to other aircraft. Itching to get to Pisa? Be at the airport ahead of schedule and hop on an earlier Pisa flight, as long as there’s still room.
More economical flights to Pisa are offered by transavia.com, which can be booked with a few clicks of the mouse. Ward off the chill with its selection of soups, or have a filling meal of “luxe sandwiches” such as mozzarella and pesto or salmon and cream cheese. Drinks include strawberry smoothies, hot chocolate, and champagne.
Although relatively new to the airline business, Jet2.com has done well for itself, with such accolades as “Best European Short Haul Airline” at the Guardian/Observer Travel Awards 2006 and 2007.
“Fly smart” with clickair, with its rock-bottom prices and strict safety standards. TUIfly, which keeps its fees just as affordable, has flights from Manchester and Newcastle.
All flights to Pisa land at Aeroporto Galileo Galilei (Pisa International Airport), which has a wellness centre, a first aid station, and even a ballet school.