Touch down at New York International Airport of JFK
New York JKF marks the airline’s first destination to US, and the first new daily international route launch for the airline in 2018. Next June 8th Air Italy will inaugurate the new Miami-Milan Malpensa 4 weekly service.
June 1st, 2018 – Air Italy first direct non-stop flight from Milan Malpensa touched down at to International Airport JFK of New York today, inaugurating the newest US destination. This celebration marks Air Italy first route to the United States of America, and is the first new route launch for Air Italy in 2018.
Flight IG901 touched down at JKF International Airport just after 04:00pm and was welcomed with a traditional water cannon salute. Mr. Marco Rigotti, Executive Deputy Chairman of Air Italy travelled on board the inaugural flight from the airline’s main international hub, Milan Malpensa (MXP). A welcome ceremony took place at the gate of the first flight from New York, attended by Mr. Rigotti, New York Port Authority and JFK T1 representatives, Mr. Anthony Di Piazza, Italian Associations Representative in NY and Air Italy’s first flight passengers.
Air Italy Deputy Chairman, Mr. Marco Rigotti said: “We are delighted to be the here in JFK to launch our daily direct flights to Milan Malpensa. This new route reinforces and deepens the strong ties that exist between Italy and United States of America, which started 10 years ago when we came here for the first time, serving direct flights to Naples and Palermo. These destinations are now connected through out Milan hub and thanks to the New York – Milan flight we added in connection Rome, Catania, Sardinia and Calabria too.
“Air Italy will offer our customers true Italian style experience. They will sense upon landing the beauty of Italy and warm welcome. Our A330 aircraft, flying from New York to Milan and the new Boeing 737 MAX operating on domestic routes from Malpensa will make their journey comfortable thanks also to a high quality on-board service, inflight entertainment appropriated for they needs”.
Air Italy’s new daily service to Milan Malpensa are operated by one of the five Airbus A330 which will enter in Air Italy fleet within the end of the year, with 24 seats in Business Class and 236 seats in Economy Class.
Fares for return flight starting from 643 usd per person in Economy and 2670 usd in Business class (subject to availability, per person, all included). To find more special offers and details: simply connect to the Company's website at www.airitaly.com, via Air Italy App, through the Air Italy Call Center +39 0789 52682 or by visiting your travel agency.
New York (JFK) to Milan (MXP) IG902 departs 20:30 arrives 10:35 (next day) – daily
Milan (MXP) to New York (JFK) IG901 departs 13:10 arrives 16:00 - daily
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. The company was established with the name of Alisarda on 29 March 1963, with the aim of promoting tourism to Sardinia.
In 1991 the name was changed to Meridiana. Following a merger with charter carrier Eurofly and the acquisition of the charter company AIR ITALY the airline became the most important Italian player in international leisure flights.
In December 2017 growth towards new domestic, medium-haul and long-haul destinations from Milan Malpensa were announced; reflecting a major strategic shift for the Company.
In February 2018 a new corporate identity was presented and the Company was rebranded as AIR ITALY.
Beginning from May 2018, AIR ITALY added new domestic routes from Milan to Rome, Naples, Palermo, Catania, Lamezia Terme scheduled for connection to its newest long-range destinations including New York, Miami (June 2018), Bangkok (starting in September 2018) and Mumbai (from October 2018).
Its network also includes direct international flights from Milan Malpensa to Accra, Cairo, Dakar, Havana, Lagos, Mombasa, Moscow, 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, currently comprising of 1 Boeing 737 MAX, 8 Boeing 737 NG, 2 Airbus A330 and 3 Boeing 767-300. By the end of 2018, the fleet will be progressively renewed with 8 new aircraft 3 brand new Boeing 737 MAX and 5 Airbus A330-200 and with the full retirement of the B767-300