Air Italy reveals excellent results for first summer season
Airline secures more than 90% load factor on Italy–US routes. 500.000 passengers carried from/to Olbia Costa Smeralda. Winter season 2018-19: more frequencies to US and Africa announced. Summer 2019: starting today on sale New York, Miami and Bangkok.
Olbia, 20 September 2018 – Air Italy is delighted to announce excellent results for its first summer season under the new brand on both its Sardinia network and its newly opened Italy-US flights.
Air Italy only launched its new intercontinental flights from Milan Malpensa to Miami and New York in June of this year, yet has already reached load factors of more than 90% on the new US routes.
At the same time, between June and August, on the Olbia Costa Smeralda network, where Air Italy serves 11 airports with daily direct flights, Air Italy transported more than 500.000 passengers between June and September.
“Beginning our new US flights only several months into the launch of our new brand was always going to be challenging, but we were confident of our business model and in the great new product,” said Air Italy Chief Operating Officer, Neil Mills.
“Having now carried more than 500,000 passengers to and from Sardinia and achieved, on the new US routes, load factors of more than 90% is clearly therefore a testament to that conviction, and we are extremely grateful to our passengers for supporting us so wholeheartedly.
“As we now turn eastwards with our recent launch of Bangkok just last Sunday and our imminent launches to Delhi and Mumbai on October 28 and 30, we are equally confident as we balance our network, induct more new aircraft into the fleet and continue to enhance our product and service offering.”
For the winter, Air Italy has also increased the Milan-New York route from five to six weekly frequencies and will offer five flights per week, on its Milan-Miami service. This will permit customers to fly from Italy to the “Big Apple” every day, Saturday will be added from December 1st.
Moreover, the new destination Bangkok launched on Sunday September 9th will increase from four to five weekly frequencies starting from October 28h.
Today Air Italy has also opened its summer 2019 sales, offering in total more than 160.000 seats on Miami and New York and 74.000 on the new Bangkok service. New York will be operated through the summer on a daily basis, while Miami will be four-times weekly and Bangkok five-times weekly.
Air Italy’s African destinations, such as Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal and Egypt, will all also benefit from added frequencies for the winter 2018-19, with flights to Accra and Lagos being doubled, from two to four per week, while Cairo and Dakar will be both served with five weekly frequencies.
Air Italy’s new international routes from Milan Malpensa offer seamless connections to and from Rome Fiumicino, Catania, Palermo, Naples, Lamezia Terme and Olbia.
Its USA, India and Thailand destinations are all being operated with Air Italy’s new long-haul Airbus A330-200, which offers up to 24 seats in the exclusive Business Class cabin making it possible to fly with maximum comfort in fully lie-flat seats with signature Italian cuisine accompanied by a selection of champagnes and Italian fine wines, Wi-Fi service, along with an extensive inflight entertainment service and the personalized attention from its on-board staff.
The Economy Class cabin with 228 seats also provides Air Italy’s guests with highly personalized service, Wi-Fi connectivity, carefully crafted Italian cuisine and a wide selection of entertainment.
To find out details of many of the great introductory offers, simply visit the company's website at www.airitaly.com, or via the Air Italy App, or Call Center +39 0789 52682 or your travel agent.
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, and Lamezia Terme, all scheduled for connection to its newest long-range destinations including New York, Miami (June 2018), Bangkok (starting in September 2018) and Delhi and Mumbai (from October 2018).
Its network also includes direct international flights from Milan Malpensa to Accra, Cairo, Dakar, Havana, Lagos, Mombasa, Moscow, and Zanzibar, and, from its Olbia Costa Smeralda hub, year-round scheduled services to Rome, Milan Linate and seasonal ones to a wide range of domestic and regional destinations.
Air Italy’s fleet is currently comprised of two Boeing 737 MAX, seven Boeing 737 NG, three Airbus A330 and three Boeing 767-300.
By the end of 2018, the fleet will be renewed following the full retirement of the B767-300 and the arrival of one more Boeing 737 MAX and two further Airbus A330-200.