Air Italy Milan Malpensa to Miami
The departure of the Milan-Miami IG903 flight was celebrated in the presence of Air Italy’s COO, Neil Mills (left), who thanked SEA Aviation Marketing Manager Aldo Schmid (right) and gave a warm welcome to the 254 departing passengers. To celebrate this new service, there was a traditional cake and ribbon cutting ceremony and the departure of the A330 aircraft, its passengers and crew was marked with a celebratory water cannon salute.
Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau Chief Operating Officer Rolando Aedo; Air Italy COO Neil Mills; Vice Consul General of Italy in Miami Lucio Taglione; Special Assistant to Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Diana Fernandez; and Miami-Dade Aviation Director Lester Sola celebrate Air Italy’s Milan Malpensa route launch at Miami with a ribbon-cutting and a great looking-cake.
- Air Italy, the airline born from the old Meridiana brand, has commenced its second US service in as many weeks, launching a four times weekly operation from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Miami (MIA). Started on 8 June, the route follows quickly on the heels of its daily New York JFK service, which began on 1 June. The A330-200-operated service will face direct competition from American Airlines, which offers a daily rotation on the city pair. Air Italy’s COO, Neil Mills, said: “With the opening of this service to Miami, Air Italy is proud to inaugurate its second North American service. We have already sold 50% of the S18 season capacity based on 120,000 seats and we plan to end the month of June – our first month of North American operations – with a load factor of more than 80%. It is even more impressive that more than 50% of customers choose Air Italy to fly from the US via Milan, to Rome, Naples and Palermo.” Also commenting was Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez: “Congratulations to Air Italy on its successful expansion into Miami-Dade County. We look forward to welcoming hundreds of new visitors every week from Milan to our community, and to providing our residents another flight option to Italy.” See how Milan Malpensa and Miami airports FTWAs compare to others from around the world.