Ryanair (FR, Dublin Int'l) will from April axe its flights between Rome Ciampino and Milan Bergamo in the face of increasing pressure from Italy's two high speed rail operators, Trenitalia and Italo. The route's last day of guaranteed service will be March 29. According to Italy's ANSA newswire, Ryanair's intention to move flights from Rome's Ciampino airport to Rome Fiumicino initially was thought to be due to technical issues, but no connecting flights have been scheduled for the summer between Milan and the Italian capital. The route between Italy's two largest hubs is no longer viewed as "economically strategic" in light of growing demand for high-speed rail traffic which is competitive both in terms of price and convenience.