Air Italy’s first Milan – Malé (Maldives) service takes off

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Air Italy heralds the start of the Winter Season with new flights to the Maldives, Mombasa, Zanzibar and Tenerife, all in the same week

Air Italy’s first non-stop flight to Malè, (IG995), was inaugurated yesterday, taking off from Milan Malpensa at 6.15 pm.

The Milan–Maldives route, together with the flights to Zanzibar and Mombasa, which commence service on November 1st, are also joined this week by the inaugural flight to Tenerife, which was launched two days ago, completing the airline’s new winter season lineup.

As VIPs and dignitaries gathered to celebrate at the airline’s Milan Malpensa hub, there was a traditional cake and ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the departure of the A330 aircraft.

Air Italy’s Chief Operating Officer, Rossen Dimitrov, said: “Air Italy is absolutely delighted to inaugurate its winter season with the launch of this new service for the Maldives, in the same week as our new services to Mombasa, Tenerife and Zanzibar. For the current season, we are offering a great selection of the most sought-after destinations by Italians.

“The Maldives, which will be served during peak periods by three weekly frequencies, is a perennially popular destination with all travellers, but particularly who love its fabulous beaches and amazing water. Similarly, our new Africa destinations offer a fabulous range of options for guaranteed winter sun with Mombasa in Kenya and Zanzibar in Tanzania being joined by Tenerife in Spain, which has a beautiful climate all year round.

“Air Italy is working consistently to offer our customers a luxury flight experience – complete with innovative comforts and services, such as dine on demand in Business Class – as we continue to help them imagine the world differently.

“I am therefore extremely pleased to announce that the passengers of our inaugural flight to the Maldives are the first to enjoy our latest cabin innovations, with our wonderful new Economy class blankets and Business Class velvet duvets, to make the travel experience with Air Italy yet more memorable.”

All international flights to and from Milan Malpensa, including the new service for the Maldives, benefit from connections with domestic flights served by Air Italy between Milan and central and southern Italy, namely Rome, Naples, Palermo, Catania, Lamezia Terme and Cagliari.

Air Italy’s long-haul network is operated by Airbus 330-200s with 24 seats in Business Class and 228 seats in Economy Class, operating from the Milan Malpensa hub where the airline operates all year-round direct flights to New York (daily) and Miami (daily except Tuesday). Also from Malpensa, Air Italy offers direct flights to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Toronto in the summer season, from March to October, while during from the winter season the company operate weekly flights to the Maldives, Zanzibar and Mombasa.

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