Air Italy inaugurated flights between Milan Malpensa and Delhi on 6 December. Seen cutting the route launch cake at the Italian airport are Aldo Schmid, Aviation Marketing and Traffic Rights Manager, SEA Aeroporti Milan, and Rossen Dimitrov, COO, Air Italy. Based on OAG schedules, the route will initially be operated three times weekly.
On arrival in India, a second cake cutting ceremony was conducted. Pictured conducting the honour in Delhi are Rossen Dimitrov, COO, Air Italy, and Jitendra Singh, VP & Head of Airline Marketing & Route Development, Delhi Airport. The carrier will operate flights between Milan and Delhi using its A330-200s based on OAG data.
- Air Italy introduced India to its network on 6 December, the day which saw the carrier inaugurate flights between Milan Malpensa (MXP) and Delhi (DEL). The carrier will operate the 6,156-kilometre route three times weekly using A330-200s, with services leaving Milan on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, while return sectors will depart Delhi on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Delhi-originating passengers will also be able to connect onto eight destinations via Milan, including Catania, Lamezia Terme, Miami, Naples, New York JFK, Olbia, Palermo and Rome Fiumicino, based on the carrier’s booking engine. While these connections are live, the airline is reportedly looking at partnering with an Indian carrier to further strength its reach in Asia. “We are in the final stages of discussions with Vistara for a code-share agreement on their flights, which will provide us connectivity to other cities in the country,” stated Rossen Dimitrov, COO of Air Italy, at a press conference discussing the new route. Competition on the route between Milan and Delhi comes from Air India, with the latter airline already offering a four times weekly service using 787-8s.