Air Italy launches direct San Francisco-Milan service
SFO becomes 4th US destination served and 2nd in California
New San Francisco-Milan service comes one week after inauguration of direct flights from LAX.
LAX and SFO to be joined by first direct service from Canada when Toronto- Milan is launched on May 6th
Air Italy’s first non-stop flight from San Francisco to Milan was inaugurated today, taking off from San Francisco at 7.10 pm, adding a fourth direct service from the United States, following last week’s launch of Los Angeles-Milan and the launch last year of New York JFK-Milan and Miami-Milan.
The new San Francisco-Milan IG938 service, which will operate four times weekly was inaugurated by Air Italy's Accountable Manager and Chief Flight and Ground Operations Officer, Captain Konstantinos Iliakis, who was greeted by Jeff Littlefield Chief Operating Officer, San Francisco International Airport, and Lorenzo Ortona, Italian Consul General of San Francisco, and Mark Chandler, Director of International Trade, San Francisco Major’s Office.
In celebration of this new service, there was a traditional cake and ribbon cutting ceremony as the departure of the A330 aircraft was marked with a celebratory water cannon.
Air Italy Chief Operating Officer, Rossen Dimitrov, said: “We are proud to launching a new flight to California for the second time in just eight days, this being our fourth new direct route from the United States and our second from 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 always been a catalyst for many social, cultural and economic developments since its foundation.
“Our home Italy similarly needs little introduction – and we are extremely excited to open this new direct gateway to all that Milan and the beautiful Italy have to offer.
“From the fashion capital of Milan to the amazing beaches and islands in the south, Italy has an endless range of options for our many tourists, always accompanied of course by the great Italian food.”
The new flights San Francisco-Milan service operates 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 San Francisco-Milan 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
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.