Tuesday, December 18, 2007
An intriguing perspective on Corsica’s way of life
Motorists have been stranded, animals rescued and traffic patterns have been in chaos, while I’ve been learning about Corsica’s climate and vegetation, past and present, via an e-newsletter, from the comfort of my English sofa. In this month’s issue of Corsica Bullitinu – the English language newsletter about all things Corsican – there was an article about an archaeological project near Galeria that got me thinking about the way that Corsican people interact with their environment.
An international team of scientists from Corsica, the
According to one of the team involved in the work, Dr Keith Wilkinson of the
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Tuesday, December 04, 2007
No-frills airlines come to Corsica
At the moment, GB Airways, operating with their current partners British Airways, run two services between London and Corsica - a Sunday service to Bastia and another Sunday service to Ajaccio. Both run between May and September. When the easyJet deal is finalised, over the next couple of weeks, customers will have to book their flights on the easyJet website rather than BA's.
The good news is that easyJet are committed to maintaining the two services - at least for the coming season - and under their terms and conditions.
It's difficult to forsee how well the newcomer will be received on l'Ile de beauté. A survey carried out recently by Corsica Lista on easyJet's failure to get a route between Paris and Ajaccio showed a majority in favour of easyJet's stance, but there were dissenting voices. And just how the permanent residents, not known for their warmth toward big, brash, non-Corsican businesses like easyJet will react to the Orange and White livery is anybody's guess.
I enjoyed the flexibility offered by the GB Airways service a year or two ago when it was running Tuesday and Thursday flights as well as the weekend services. For now, I'm glad that the future of our Sunday service is assured and look forward to a day when easyJet starts thinking about expanding their small beginnings - maybe into April and October, as well as the other days of the week. But I wonder if they could be persuaded to keep the muted GB Airways livery on their planes?