I was just on Expert Server, doing a flight from Bologna/LIPE to Cagliari/LIEE as Ryanair 3968. While descending towards LIEE I started to get On Guard messages from the Approach controller, and at that point had 58nm remaining along my route (so even shorter as a direct distance) to the airport, but was not getting the option to connect to LIEE Approach. I wasn’t tuned into any other frequencies, and kept checking and re-checking my frequencies list, but it wasn’t appearing. Eventually I just ended the flight rather than risk being ghosted.
Does LIEE have an abnormally short range for Approach control, or was I experiencing some sort of bug? I’m used to Approach appearing shortly after I’ve got within 70nm of the airport.