Emirates is to double its flights to the Italian fashion centre of Milan. From January 1st next year, the airline will fly twice daily from Dubai to Milan’s Malpensa International Airport.The new flight, EK 091, departs Dubai at 1600hrs - arriving in Milan at 1940hrs, supplementing the earlier EK 093, which leaves Dubai at 0905hrs and arrives at 1245hrs.
Nabil Sultan, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Europe, said, “This has been a very good 18 months for our passengers travelling in and out of Italy from across our network. First, there was Venice and the opening up of the Italian north east, then we gave better access to Milan and Rome, making them non-stop daily to and from Dubai, and now we’re stepping up flights to Milan. We are truly committed to the Italian market and this latest development very much shows that.”
Emirates has been flying to Milan since 2000, and in addition to Dubai, most passengers travel there from cities including Manila, Colombo, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Johannesburg and Bombay.
Passengers travelling in the other direction mostly head for Dubai, Colombo, the Maldives, Mauritius, Dhaka, Bangkok and the Seychelles. The extra frequency and improved connections in Dubai will ease travel to Africa, China and Australasia.
The route is supported by a combination of three class configuration Airbus A330-200 and Boeing 777 aircraft, the latest of which carry the popular ice entertainment system.