Pictured cutting the cake at the launch of Air Italy’s new service between Milan Malpensa and Bangkok Suvarnabhumi on 9 March are Neil Mills, CCO Air Italy, and Aldo Schmid, Aviation Marketing Manager, SEA. The carrier becomes the second operator to serve the airport pair, with Thai Airways already offering four weekly flights using A350-900s.
Some 9,075 kilometres away at the Thai-end of the route, a ribbon cutting was held to officially open the carrier’s route between Milan Malpensa and Bangkok Suvarnabhumi. Pictured cutting the ribbon in the Thai capital are Rossen Dimitrov, Chief of Passenger Experience, Air Italy, and Khata Vinin, Director of Air Cargo Business Division, Airports of Thailand. Air Italy will offer four weekly flights between Milan and Bangkok using its fleet of A330-200s.
- Air Italy launched year-round, non-stop operations between Milan Malpensa (MXP) and Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (BKK) on 9 September, the carrier’s first route to Thailand. The airline plans to utilise its fleet of A330-200s on the 9,075-kilometre sector up to four times weekly. At the launch, Air Italy COO Neil Mills stated: “With the opening of this third new international route this year to Bangkok, Air Italy is delighted and proud to fly for the first time to Thailand, a country famed for its beauty and one which is sure to prove popular with our ever-expanding customer base. We have had an extremely good summer thanks to the goals achieved on our new US flights to New York JFK and Miami, which reached more than 90% load factors. Added to this, more than half of our customers choose Air Italy to fly them from, and to, the South and the Centre of Italy via Milan. This confirms that our business plan is proving to be successful and that we are already delivering on our promise of providing our customers with a new choice for their worldwide travel.” While Air Italy maybe new to the Thailand market from Milan, it should be noted that the airport pair is already served, with Star Alliance member Thai Airways already offering four weekly flights using its fleet of 321-seat A350-900s. The carrier’s next long-haul route launches from Milan will be to India, with the Qatar Airways-backed operator planning to add Delhi and Mumbai to its network from the 28 and 30 October respectively.