unveils Milan service is to launch year-round low cost flights
from Manchester (UK) to Milan.The news comes after Alitalia has decided to withdraw its
services between the two cities this winter and it is
the first time that Manchester will have direct low cost flights to Milan. has confirmed that it will start initially with a four-times a week service
on 29th October, 2006 meaning it will open up the likes of the Italian Dolomites and
the Alps for boarders and skiers this winter.


Milan is a wonderfully cosmopolitan city, a real haven for shopaholics, food lovers
and football fans, all of whom will be delighted to know that is now
offering truly affordable fares from Manchester.



Philip Meeson, boss, said: “We’re getting used to coming to the rescue
of passengers in the North West - BA has previously pulled routes from Manchester
and now the Italian flag carrier is at it.


“However, it’s actually fantastic news for the customer as the larger airlines
simply cannot compete on price, so while the service will simply switch from one
airline to another, prices will tumble.


“For example, our fares will start from £24.99 one way inclusive of taxes, if you
try to book now with Alitalia in early September, the cheapest one-way flight is
£75.80 rising to £213.80.


“We are committing to a year-round service and plan to increase to a daily service
in 2007, so whether it’s winter sports, shopping, sightseeing or business, book
now to take advantage of the lowest fares possible.”


Tourists will not be the only ones to benefit from the new service, attracted by low
fares and the convenient location of Milan Bergamo Airport - it is situated on the
main A4 Autostrada offering excellent road connections to Genoa and Turin in the
west, and Verona and Treviso in the east - interest from the business traveller is
sure to be high.


Football lovers will not be disappointed with Milan - the San Siro stadium, home
to both AC and Inter Milan, is widely regarded as one of the most atmospheric
stadiums in the world when packed with 80,000 fans.


The city aside, Milan is the perfect gateway to the world famous holiday resorts of
Lake Garda and Lake Como, ideal for those staying a little longer in one of the most
scenic parts of Italy.