NTV launched services from Milan to Rimini, Pesaro and Ancona a year ago, but it has decided to withdraw from the route due to high infrastructure access costs.

NTV says the cessation of this service will enable it to strengthen its presence on the profitable Milan - Rome - Naples route.

In the first half of 2014 NTV made a loss of €77m and by the middle of the year net debts stood at €666m.