Air Arabia launches direct flights between Alexandria and Milan

Air Arabia launches direct flights between Alexandria and Milan
Published: 10 May 2018 - 11:31 a.m.
By: Alexander Pieri

Air Arabia Egypt has unveiled a new direct flight between Milan, Italy, and Alexandria, Egypt. Following the inaugural flight, which was completed on the 4 May 2018, Air Arabia’s direct flights for the route will operate on Fridays and Sundays under two different timings.

Commenting on the route, Adel Al Ali, group CEO of Air Arabia, said: “Adding Milan to the network of our rapidly expanding Egypt Hub forms an important part of Air Arabia’s ongoing commitment to our passengers to access affordable and unique holiday destinations.

He added: “Italy is an important market for Air Arabia and we are glad to serve Milan with direct flights from both our hubs in Morocco and Egypt. We strongly believe in the important role airlines play in connecting nations and cultures together.

“Italy represents one of the world’s unique cultural and holiday spot and we are glad to offer our customers in Egypt with the opportunity to explore this exciting destination.”

On Fridays, the flight will takeoff from Alexandria International Airport at 16:10 hours and will arrive in Milan’s Bergamo International Airport at 19:45 hours local time. The return flight is then scheduled to depart at 20:30 and will arrive back in Alexandria at 24:00 local time.

Meanwhile, on Sundays, Air Arabia’s flights are scheduled to depart Alexandria International Airport at 07:10 hours local time and will arrive at Milan Bergamo International Airport at 10:45 hours local time. The return flight will depart Milan at 11:30 and arrive back in Alexandria at 15:00 hours local time.

Emilio Bellingardi, CEO of Milan Bergamo Airport, said: “We believe that the availability of direct flights with the second biggest Egyptian city, pearl of the Mediterranean that is full of culture and ancient history; development opportunities exist not only from the tourism point of view but it also marks the start of exchanges and prolific relations key to mutual collaboration between the two geographical and territorial realities.”

He added: “The hope is that the two initially scheduled weekly flights will welcome additional frequencies to enrich deals and mobility.”

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