Milan,
10
April
2019
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17:32
Europe/Amsterdam

Air Italy inaugurates Milan to San Francisco route

Summary

San Francisco becomes 4th US destination served and 2nd in California

New service to San Francisco comes one week after inauguration of direct flights to LAX.

LAX and SFO to be joined by first direct service to Canada when Milan-Toronto is launched on May 6th

Air Italy’s first non-stop flight to San Francisco was inaugurated today, taking off from Milan Malpensa at 1.35 pm, adding a fourth direct service to the United States, following last week’s launch of Milan–Los Angeles and the launch last year of Milan-New York JFK and Milan-Miami.

Air Italy's Chief Operating Officer, Rossen Dimitrov inaugurated the new four times weekly Milan-San Francisco IG937 service with a traditional cake and ribbon cutting ceremony and warm thanks to SEA Aeroporti di Milano officials, departing passengers and the media before the take off was marked with a celebratory water cannon.

Mr. Dimitrov, said: “We are proud to be here for the second time in just eight days to launch our fourth new direct route to the United States and our second to California. It is a great pleasure to add San Francisco to our network as it is sure to be a success with both our leisure and business travellers.

“San Francisco is undoubtedly one of the world’s great cities. Famous as being the gateway to Silicon Valley and the Napa wine region, the city has undoubtedly been a catalyst for many social, cultural and economic developments since its founding way back in 1776.

“And with the city being named after St Francis of Assisi, the connection with Italy is clearly at its very foundations.

“San Francisco adds to all this with incredible vistas and incomparable charm – all of which make it one of the most interesting and engaging cities to visit in the US, and indeed, in the world.”

“A few days after having introduced the flight to Los Angeles, Malpensa continues to grow Westward thanks to Air Italy, with a new important investment in California: San Francisco. The importance of this destination is not just in terms of tourism but will also help to link the world of business by serving one of the richest places in the world, the Silicon Valley, the cradle of technology. “Air Italy’s decision to add yet another intercontinental flight is a further sign of the trust in our airport and in the vast catchment area”, says Andrea Tucci, SEA’s Aviation Business Development Director. “It’s another piece we add to the puzzle of destinations that customers can reach from Malpensa. The services we provide to Los Angeles, together with the connection to San Francisco, which was inaugurated today, have the potential of generating an estimated annual air traffic of about 350,000 passengers in Northern Italy. Over the past few years, we have improved the airport both in terms of the infrastructure and in terms of the services offered to airlines and passengers, and we want to reassert that we are strongly committed to continuing to provide the best quality of service to all those carriers that have chosen Milan Malpensa”.

The new flights to San Francisco operate four times weekly (Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Tuesday) with Air Italy’s new Airbus 330-200 offering 24 seats in Business and 228 in Economy class.

The service benefits from seamless domestic connections between Milan and central and southern Italy, namely Rome, Naples, Palermo, Catania, Lamezia Terme, Cagliari and Olbia.

For the San Francisco service, Business Class passengers will benefit from Air Italy’s completely new on-board business product that was revealed just last week on the first Milan-Los Angeles flight.

Featuring an entirely new tableware, in-flight dining menus, cutlery and chinaware that have all been specially crafted to meet travellers’ expectations, Air Italy’s Business Class passengers will enjoy an even more elevated experience.

“Complementing this is our new dine-on-demand service, meaning our Business Class customers can select from our extensive à la carte menu at any time, and in any order, to create their own unique dining experience – all of which delivers yet again on our brand promise as we help our customers to – Imagine The World Differently,” added Mr Dimitrov.

To find out further details and to take advantage of promotional fares on the new Milan-San Francisco service, simply visit www.airitaly.com, use the Air Italy App, or contact the Call Center +39 0789 52682 or your travel agent.

Summer 2019 - Timetable North America

Milan Malpensa – San Francisco – Milan Malpensa

(Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Tuesday)

Milan (MXP) – San Francisco (SFO) IG937 departure 01:35 pm arrival 05:10 pm

San Francisco (SFO) - Milan (MXP) IG938 departure 07:10 pm arrival 04:05 pm (+1 day)

Milan Malpensa – Los Angeles – Milan Malpensa

(Wednesday, Friday, Sunday, Monday)

Milan (MXP) – Los Angeles (LAX) IG943 departure 1:00 pm arrival 04:50 pm

Los Angeles (LAX) - Milan (MXP) IG944 departure 06:50 pm arrival 03:55 pm (+1 day)

Milan Malpensa – New York JFK – Milan Malpensa

(Daily)

Milan (MXP) – New York (JFK) IG901 departure 01:15 pm arrival 04:40 pm

New York (JFK) - Milan (MXP) IG902 departure 08:30 pm arrival 10:50 am (+1 day)

Milan Malpensa – Miami – Milan Malpensa

(Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday – From May 1st, + Thursday)

Milan (MXP) – Miami (MIA) IG969 departure 12:55 am arrival 05:10 pm

Miami (MIA) - Milan (MXP) IG968 departure 07:10 pm arrival 11:05 am (+1 day)

Milano Malpensa – Toronto – Milan Malpensa

(Daily except Thursday) – starting May 6th

Milan (MXP) – Toronto (YYZ) IG923/925 departure 13:55/16.10 arrival 17:15/19:30

Toronto (YYZ) - Milan (MXP) IG924/926 departure 19:45/21:30 arrival 10:10/11:55 (+1 day)

All flights connect with: Rome (FCO), Naples (NAP), Lamezia Terme (SUF), Palermo (PMO), Catania (CTA), Olbia (OLB) and Cagliari (CAG)

 

 

About AIR ITALY

Air Italy is an Italian airline fully owned by AQA Holding (51% Alisarda and 49% Qatar Airways), with its headquarters in Olbia and main operating base in Milan Malpensa.

In March 2018 the Company started operation as Air Italy.

Beginning in May 2018, Air Italy added new domestic routes from Milan to Rome, Naples, Palermo, Catania, Lamezia Terme and Cagliari (April 2019), all scheduled for connection to its newest long-range destinations including New York, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco (April 2019), and Toronto (May 2019).

Its network also includes direct international flights from Milan Malpensa to Accra, Cairo, Dakar, Lagos, Sharm El-Sheikh, and, from its Olbia Costa Smeralda hub, year-round scheduled services to Rome, Milan Linate, Milan Malpensa and Bologna and seasonal ones to a wide range of domestic and regional destinations.

Air Italy’s fleet is currently comprised of three Boeing 737 MAX, five Boeing 737 NG, and five Airbus A330.