Category Archives: Aerolinee Operanti a Malpensa

Air Italy / Oman Air begins codeshare partnership in 4Q19

Air Italy and Oman Air in winter 2019/20 season launches reciprocal codeshare partnership, initially covering service between Oman and Italy, as well as domestic Italy service. Additional codeshare routes to be added in the future, including Air Italy’s service to the US.

Following codeshare routes went into effect from 02DEC19 (or earlier).

Air Italy operated by Oman Air
Milan Malpensa – Muscat

Oman Air operated by Air Italy
Milan Malpensa – Cagliari
Milan Malpensa – Catania
Milan Malpensa – Lamezia Terme
Milan Malpensa – Naples
Milan Malpensa – Palermo
Milan Malpensa – Rome

(Routes Online)

A new entrant from Russia at Milan MXP

S7 Airlines will start a new direct route from Milan Malpensa to Moscow Domodedovo from 25th December 2019 with daily flights (a scale down to 4 weekly is scheduled from February to April).

A new airline and a new airport adding capillarity to MXP network portfolio. S7 is the fourth Russian carrier to connect Milan Malpensa with Russian Federation taking the opportunity to exploit a huge market worth 730,000 passengers, still with a consistent share (23%) of underserved flows, being the region of Milan the Italian one with the highest volumes of indirect traffic.

S7 codeshare partnership with Air Italy moreover will grant both end connectivity leveraging on each other’s network: from Southern Italy (7 destinations) and beyond (13 international destinations, 5 in North America) by Air Italy to all Russia (45 destinations) and beyond (13 destinations in CSI) by S7.

(Routes Online)

Air Italy firma un accordo di codeshare con Oman Air

Muscat nuova destinazione i clienti Air Italy che volano da Milano e via Malpensa dalle sette principali città del centro e sud Italia

I passeggeri di Oman Air possono ora beneficare delle connessioni per Roma, Napoli, Cagliari, Sicilia (Palermo e Catania) e Calabria (Lamezia Terme).

I collegamenti in codeshare con gli Stati Uniti sono previsti come prossimo step dell’accordo.

Air Italy e Oman Air sono lieti di annunciare di aver siglato un accordo di code-share in vigore da oggi, per offrire ai clienti una migliore connettività tra il Sultanato dell’Oman e sette importanti destinazioni in Italia,

In base all’accordo, il codice “IG” di Air Italy è stato inserito sui voli di Oman Air tra Milano Malpensa e Muscat, che sono tutti in vendita a partire dalla giornata odierna sul sito web airitaly.com. Allo stesso tempo, Oman Air ha inserito il proprio codice “WY” sui voli Air Italy tra Milano Malpensa e Roma Fiumicino, Napoli, Cagliari (Sardegna), Palermo e Catania (Sicilia) e Lamezia Terme (Calabria).

Inoltre, come prossimo passo della partnership, soggetto alle necessarie autorizzazioni governative, .il codice di Oman Air verrà aggiunto anche ai voli Air Italy Milano-New York e Milano-Miami.

Il Chief Operating Officer di Air Italy, Rossen Dimitrov, ha dichiarato: “L’inizio della nostra partnership con Oman Air offre una eccezionale nuova opportunità ai passeggeri di entrambe le Compagnie. I clienti di Air Italy, provenienti da tutta Italia tramite il nostro hub di Malpensa, possono ora beneficiare di una nuova fantastica meta di viaggio Muscat, la capitale dell’Oman con la sublime bellezza del suo territorio e l’unicità dei suoi paesaggi marini. Allo stesso tempo, siamo lieti di accogliere i passeggeri di Oman Air a bordo dei nostri voli domestici Air Italy da Milano Malpensa a Roma, Napoli, Palermo, Catania, Lamezia Terme e Cagliari, offrendo loro l’accesso alle migliori destinazioni italiane e il sapore della nostra meravigliosa ospitalità italiana prima ancora che raggiungano la loro destinazione finale.

“Siamo estremamente orgogliosi di questo nuovo code- share che dimostra ancora una volta il nostro impegno nei confronti dei nostri passeggeri nell’offrire una rete in continua espansione e un’ottima connettività. Sono anche sicuro che la partnership con Oman Air sia solo all’inizio. Continueremo infatti a cercare di implementare maggiori opportunità di viaggio per i clienti di entrambe le Compagnie ogni volta che si ne presenti l’opportunità, anche sui nostri voli per gli Stati Uniti”

Il CEO di Oman Air, Abdulaziz Al Raisi, ha dichiarato: “Siamo orgogliosi e felici della nostra nuova partnership con Air Italy. Questo accordo di codeshare renderà molto più facile per i viaggiatori di tutta Italia visitare il nostro bellissimo paese l’Oman. Siamo impazienti di accogliere passeggeri provenienti da tutte le principali città italiane in visita al nostro paese e che sperimenteranno la rinomata ospitalità dell’Oman.

“Allo stesso tempo, questo accordo apre nuove interessanti opportunità per gli Omaniti, che desiderino godersi un viaggio in Italia e beneficiare dell’ampio ventaglio di opportunità di vacanza e di business che il paese offre”.

“Questa partnership con Air Italy si profila anche come uno sviluppo significativo per la nostra Compagnia aerea. Testimonia infatti l’ingresso di Oman Air nel mercato nordamericano grazie ai voli in code-share che offriranno ai nostri clienti l’accesso a New York e Miami, tramite l’hub Air Italy di Milano Malpensa. Questa sarà una pietra miliare entusiasmante per la nostra compagnia aerea e siamo impazienti di poter espandere la nostra rete globale nei prossimi mesi “.

I biglietti per le rotte Italia-Oman a fronte dell’accordo di codeshare sono disponibili per l’acquisto presso gli agenti di viaggio o attraverso il sito Web e il Call Center di entrambe le Compagnia aerea, oltre ai siti di viaggio.

S7 Airlines inaugura i nuovi collegamenti diretti da Milano a Mosca

S7 Airlines, membro dell’alleanza globale OneWorld, aprirà nuovi collegamenti diretti da Milano Malpensa a Mosca dal prossimo 25 dicembre 2019.

I voli, fino a 7 collegamenti settimanali, partiranno dall’aeroporto di Mosca Domodedovo alle 11:35 per arrivare a Milano Malpensa alle 13:15 locali. Il ritorno partirà da Milano alle 14:15 per arrivare a Mosca alle 19:50. I voli verranno operati con comodi aeromobili Airbus A320.

S7 Airline continua ad espandersi in Italia contando collegamenti diretti su ben 11 aeroporti. Siamo lieti di offrire ai nostri passeggeri russi l’opportunità di raggiungere Milano con i nostri voli diretti. I voli inizieranno in coincidenza con l’apertura della stagione sciistica, permettendo a tutti gli appassionati di sport invernali di raggiungere facilmente le più rinomate località Alpine in Lombardia ed in Val D’Aosta. Inoltre, i voli saranno perfetti per chi vuole visitare la splendida città di Milano e le sue molteplici offerte: il Teatro alla Scala, la splendida vista dalle guglie del Duomo, e lo shopping ad alto livello.

“Con S7, aggiungiamo un nuovo vettore ed un nuovo hub, Mosca Domodedovo, alla nostra rete di collegamenti da e per Malpensa – dichiara Andrea Tucci, V.P. Aviation SEA – migliorandone ulteriormente qualità e capillarità del network. S7 sarà il quarto vettore russo ad operare su Malpensa e andrà a soddisfare la crescente domanda sulla Russia, un mercato da 730.000 passeggeri annui, con ancora una consistente quota (22%) di flussi indiretti: la Lombardia è infatti la regione italiana con i volumi più alti di traffico con stop intermedio di connessione”.

“La partnership di codeshare fra S7 ed Air Italy – continua Tucci – potrà poi garantire ulteriore connettività in partenza da Mosca, da un lato, grazie alla vasta rete di collegamenti interni di S7 (45 destinazioni in Russia e 13 destinazioni nelle ex repubbliche sovietiche della Comunità degli Stati Indipendenti) e in partenza Milano, dall’altro, con le prosecuzioni di Air Italy sui voli attivi nello scalo di Malpensa (7 destinazioni nel sud Italia e 14 destinazioni internazionali, di cui 5 in nord America)”.

Cordiali saluti

Ufficio Stampa SEA

Gulf Air torna a Malpensa

Gulf Air in the week of 10NOV19’s OAG schedules update filed preliminary Airbus A321neo operation, with configuration of C16Y150. With the exception of Milan(reported last week) that is already open for reservation, majority of planned A321neo service listed in the OAG are not yet reflected in the GDS inventory listing.

Bahrain – Milan Malpensa eff 01JUL20 1 daily (Listed as aircraft code 31N in the GDS)

(Routes Online)

All Nippon airways to become Milan Malpensa’s 15th serving Asian carrier

Japanese carrier will deliver yet more five-star service at Malpensa from Tokyo Haneda to start in summer 2020; Milan’s momentum appears unstoppable as traffic and visitor numbers rise

The momentum is certainly with Milan at the moment. Not only will the city be the host for World Routes 2020 in September (pictured above), but Malpensa Airport will witness the resumption of Gulf Air services in July, as well as new long-haul services from EVA Air and All Nippon Airways next year.

All Nippon Airways (ANA) will begin flying to Milan Malpensa from Tokyo Haneda, the world’s fourth busiest airport, in Summer 2020, becoming the Italian airport’s 15th serving Asian carrier. The service will mark the return of a Japanese carrier to Italy after a 10-year gap. Malpensa will be only the eighth European airport that the Star Alliance carrier serves from its Tokyo Haneda and Narita bases, as Milan joins an esteemed roll call of the region’s airports – London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris CDG, Brussels, Munich, Vienna and Dusseldorf – with direct services from the Japanese carrier.

The beginning of ANA flights next year will signal the arrival of yet another ‘Five-Star Airline’ in Milan, as the airline is one of just eight carriers in the world with the top accolade from the international quality ratings organisation SkyTrax. Malpensa will now welcome six of these eight prestige carriers in 2020. “ANA’s flights will be particularly welcomed by the Milanese business community thanks to the high-end quality of its service,” adds Andrea Tucci, VP Aviation Business Development at SEA.

Tokyo is the number one destination in Asia for passenger demand from Malpensa. “The Japanese market is also Milan’s second biggest in Asia, worth around 400,000 O&D passengers per year, and it has increased 11% in the year-to-date,” confirms Tucci. “Japan is becoming more popular in Italy and it is developing into a real brand with a big response from Milan: its outgoing traffic share is the biggest in Italy.”

The opening of this new route comes as a direct consequence of further bilateral agreement negotiations between Italy and Japan “Milan was the gateway selected by a Japanese airline as the entry point into the Italian market. This is yet further evidence of the importance of getting traffic rights allocated to the city of Milan,” explains Tucci.

“In these negotiations, the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games have also played an important role and it is no coincidence that Milan itself has been awarded with 2026 Winter Olympics, meaning that the connection between the two cities begins under the very best auspices.”

The long-haul carriers keep coming in Milan, as July next year marks the return of Gulf Air to Malpensa, which last served the airport in March 2012 from its hub in Bahrain. The Middle Eastern carrier is the seventh airline from the Gulf region to serve Milan. “Bahrain will fill the only market gap missing at Malpensa without a direct connection to the Gulf area. This new service brings us to the same level as Paris CDG, Frankfurt and London Heathrow in terms of Gulf customer portfolio,” effuses Tucci.

The recent announcements by Gulf Air and ANA follows shortly behind that of EVA Air. The Taiwanese airline will inaugurate a four times weekly flight from Taipei Taoyuan from 18 February next year. “2020 looks like a very promising year already with three new long-haul route launches, especially as it comes after a successful, though challenging 2019,” confides Tucci.

Last summer, between 27 July to 27 October, Milan Linate was closed for runway maintenance and its traffic was temporarily shifted to Malpensa, resulting in a significant spike in the latter airport’s throughput in a period of the year which is already its busiest time. “Malpensa successfully passed the test, having fully and smoothly accommodated +28% incremental capacity. The investments made for the project are here to stay and are ready to serve those airlines willing to invest in one of the few big international airports in Europe with no capacity crunch,” enthuses Tucci.

The return to normal operations has not seen any decline in throughput, on the contrary, traffic is growing in November at 7%, a rate still above the Italian average. In the year-to-date (end October) SEA’s traffic was up by 9% to 22.8 million passengers, when not considering Linate flights, and has risen to 27.7 million (+18%) when the downtown airport’s flights are taken into consideration.

The Milanese momentum is not just restricted to the airport, as the city itself is experiencing more visitors than ever, concludes Tucci. “September 2019 marked a record number of tourists in the Milan urban area, being the first time ever that total visitors hit one million, representing +17% growth over the same month in 2018. This is an important milestone that confirms the attractiveness of Milan as one of the preferred destinations in the world.”

https://www.routesonline.com/airports/18068/sea-milan-airports/news/287682/all-nippon-airways-to-become-milan-malpensas-15th-serving-asian-carrier/?highlight=milan

KOREAN AIR Incrementa la SEOUL-MALPENSA

Korean Air in summer 2020 season is adjusting Seoul Incheon – Milan Malpensa route, reflected in last week’s schedule update. The Skyteam member will add 4th weekly service from the week of 29MAR20, however operational aircraft will switch from 777-300ER to Airbus A330-200, from 01MAY20. First Class cabin will not be offered due to aircraft change.

KE927 ICN1505 – 2015MXP 332 x246
KE928 MXP2200 – 1600+1ICN 332 x246

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/287588/korean-air-s20-milan-service-changes/?highlight=milan

ANA Annuncia la Tokyo-Malpensa

ANA to Elevate the Global Network
by Adding 5 Cities to its International Service


  • •Additional cities (Istanbul, Milan, Moscow, Shenzhen and Stockholm) are part of the 12 new routes ANA will serve out of Haneda Airport starting in 2020.
  • •ANA will also be increasing the frequency of the Haneda = Los Angeles and Haneda = Sydney route in 2020.
  • •The routes are part of ANA’s dual hub strategy to enhance its international network as Tokyo metropolitan airports continue to expand.

TOKYO, Nov. 19, 2019 – All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest 5-Star airline for seven consecutive years, will expand its international network by adding five cities (Istanbul, Milan, Moscow, Shenzhen and Stockholm) from Tokyo Haneda International Airport (HND) starting in summer schedule for 2020, with tickets going on sale in mid-December 2019. The addition of these routes will bring the total number of international cities served by ANA flights to 521 and will expand ANA’s presence at Haneda Airport.

“There is growing demand to visit Japan, and ANA will increase its international service just as Haneda Airport also expands to adapt for inbound Japanese tourism,” said Seiichi Takahashi, Senior Vice President of ANA. “These new routes will increase the ease and convenience for passengers flying to Japan from across the world, a significant benefit of our dual hub strategy.”

As part of its expanded summer schedule for 2020 (March 29, 2020 – Oct. 24, 2020), ANA will offer new non-stop service from Haneda Airport to:

Air Italy Launches New Economy Dining Experience Featuring Local Flavors

Air Italy has launched a new long-haul Economy class dining experience with an in-house brand called La Delizie.  The Sardinia-based airline, which actually operates its long haul flights from Milan Malpensa, says the menus will “pay homage” to the local flavors of Italy.

The carrier has opted for a traditional tray-based service, with the appetiser, hot entree and dessert all served at the same time.  Also on each tray will be a personal water bottle and stainless steel cutlery.

“Enhancing the catering and inflight service on long-haul flights is one of the best ways to showcase an airline’s commitment to offer the most refined travel experience, helping differentiate it as a carrier that is truly customer-focused,” explained Air Italy’s chief operating officer, Rossen Dimitrov.

Previously head of Inflight Service at Qatar Airways, Dimitrov has introduced a number of passenger experience changes with similarities to his old airline.

Air Italy is 49 per cent owned by the Doha-based airline but has attempted to distance itself from its minority stakeholder following controversy stirred up by the likes of Delta Air Lines chief executive Ed Bastian.

Earlier this year, Air Italy revamped its Business Class dining experience, the highlight of which was a ‘dine on demand’ concept.  Upgraded service and flatware was also introduced.

Air Italy uses its fleet of five Airbus A330 aircraft for long-haul operations – all of which are loaned from Qatar Airways.  The new dining experience will be served on daily flights to New York and Miami (except Tuesday).  In the summer season, the service is also delivered on flights to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Toronto.  For winter 2019/2020, Air Italy will then switch to serving the Maldives, Zanzibar and Mombasa.

Air Italy lost just over €164 million in 2018 – its first year of operation after switching from its old brand name of Meridiana.

Air Italy Launches New Economy Dining Experience Featuring Local Flavors