Milan Bergamo welcomes Air Arabia Egypt

Milan Bergamo Airport has become Air Arabia Egypt’s first European link from its base at Borg Al Arab.

Already served by the airline’s sister carrier Air Arabia Maroc from Casablanca, the low-cost Egyptian link returns to the airport’s route map after a four-year hiatus.

Airport operator SACBO’s director of commercial aviation Giacomo Cattaneo said: “It’s a great moment to welcome Air Arabia Egypt to our airport. We’ve worked closely with the carrier to open a direct link to Borg Al Arab and, alongside Air Arabia Maroc’s service to Morocco, the airline group as a whole will offer 70,000 two-way seats from our gateway this summer.”

He added: “To be able to offer the vast Egyptian community in Milan and Northern Italy an alternative to existing flights to Egypt we’re hopeful, given the high demand, that it won’t be long before there will be further announcements with the carriers.”

The Air Arabia-associated carrier launched its first direct route from its base in Alexandria to the Milan area in 2011.

As the only Egyptian service from Milan Bergamo, Air Arabia Egypt faces no direct competition on the airport pairing.

The twice-weekly Egyptian link will be served using Air Arabia Egypt’s fleet of 174-seat A320s.

Image: Cutting the cake to welcome the arrival of Air Arabia Egypt at Milan Bergamo Airport are: Giacomo Cattaneo, director of commercial aviation, SACBO; Laila Mechbal, CEO, Air Arabia Maroc; Emilio Bellingardi, general director, SACBO – Milan Bergamo Airport; Adel Abdullah Ali, group CEO, Air Arabia; and Gamal Abdel Nasser, Air Arabia Egypt CEO.

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