Air Arabia starts direct flights between Alexandria and Milan
Alexandria, Egypt; 08 May 2018: Air Arabia Egypt commenced direct flights between Egypt and Italy today; serving Milan twice a week from its hub in Alexandria, Egypt.
The inaugural flight E5103 landed in Milan Bergamo International Airport on May 4 at 19:45 local time and was received by an Air Arabia delegation including the Group Chief Executive Officer Adel Al Ali along with Milan Bergamo International Airport Chief Executive Officer Emilio Bellingardi, and members of the press.
The direct flights operate on Fridays and Sundays under two different timings. On Fridays, the flights depart from Alexandria International Airport at16:10 hours, landing in Milan Bergamo International Airport at 19:45 hours local time. The return flights depart from Milan at 20:30, and arrive at Alexandria at 24:00 hours local time.
On Sundays, the flights depart from Alexandria International Airport at 07:10 hours local time, landing in Milan Bergamo International Airport at10:45 hours local time. The return flights from Milan at 11:30, landing in Alexandria at 15:00 hours local time.
Adel Al Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer 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. 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.”
Emilio Bellingardi, Chief Executive Officer of Milan Bergamo Airport, said: “We are pleased to celebrate the opening of the new route with Alexandria in Egypt, as part of a strategy to expand the Air Arabia network in Milan Bergamo Airport. 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. The hope is that the two initially scheduled weekly flights will welcome additional frequencies to enrich deals and mobility.”
A fast-moving metropolis in the north of Italy, the city of Milan stands as the epitome of art, fashion and history. The cobbled streets of Milan are filled with luxury and charm in equal measure, and hold an abundance of boutique stores to browse through and shop the industry’s latest trends
.Air Arabia currently operates flights to over 150 routes across the globe from four hubs located in the Middle East and North Africa.