Emirates flies thrice daily to Milan
Dubai, February 6, 2012
Dubai national carrier Emirates has announced plans to boost its Europe operations with a third daily flight to Italian city Milan starting from June1.
Emirates said the new service will be operated by a 237-seat Airbus A330-200 in a three-class configuration. With this, the number of weekly flights to Italy has risen to 49, the airline said in a statement.
The flight EK 101 will leave Dubai at 3.40am and arrive in Milan Malpensa at 8.25am, ready for business in the city considered the engine room of Italy’s economy and home to the nation’s stock exchange, said the Dubai airline in a statement.
The return flight, EK102 will depart Milan at 11.10am and arrive in Dubai at 7.20pm.
Salem Obaidalla, Emirates’ senior VP (Commercial Operations, Europe & Russian Federation) said, “Our European network is growing stronger and stronger and a number of important developments are taking place in Italy.”
“This is another significant investment in the Italian market and we look forward to offering further choice and excellent value for money to travellers and businesses, including the cargo community,” he noted.
The extra A330-200 flight brings an additional 15 tonnes of daily cargo capacity to an already active cargo route.
'Emirates' announcement of its third daily flight from Dubai to Malpensa represents the importance of the airport to the airline’s European network,” said Giuseppe Bonomi, president, Sea (Airport Management Company).
“The increase in the number of flights was made possible by the development of facilities and services dedicated to Emirates into the airport by sea, contributing to the extraordinary quality of services the company offers to its passengers,” he added.
The latest expansion in Italy comes after news that the airline’s Venice flight would go twice daily from March 25.-TradeArabia News Service