Monday May 6, 2019: Air Italy announces the launch today of its first direct flights to the Canadian city of Toronto, becoming the airline’s fifth new North American destination served from its Milan Malpensa hub.
Air Italy’s first route to Canada will be operated six times weekly (daily except Thursday) seasonally until October 25th between Milan Malpensa and Toronto, the Capital city of the Province of Ontario.
Toronto becomes fifth new North America route after New York, Miami, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Launch ceremony for this inaugural flight featured media and dignitaries led by Prince Rahim Aga Khan, Sultan Ali Allana, Director AKFED, Rossen Dimitrov, COO Air Italy and Armando Brunini, Chief Executive Officer SEA.
Toronto is an extremely welcome addition to the Air Italy route map and clearly reflects the importance of the North American market to us. There is enormous potential in extending our reach to Canada, thanks to its economic relevance, strong global relations and very large Italian expatriate community.
“Toronto and Milan are also twin cities and these cosmopolitan and multicultural cities are both important centres for trade and investment, as well as being major cultural centres. Clearly, therefore, we expect a high volume of business and leisure trade in the fashion, food and culture sectors thanks to our new Milan-Toronto service in both directions. Said Air Italy Chief Operating Officer, Rossen Dimitrov
Picture courtesy Air Italy twitter feed.
Air Italy (registered as AIR ITALY S.p.A.) is a privately owned Italian airline, headquartered in Olbia. The company is the second largest airline in Italy, following Alitalia (Italy’s flag carrier), and the 38th largest airline in Europe. The airline is a subsidiary of AQA Holding, owned by Alisarda (51%) and Qatar Airways (49%).
Founded by His Highness the Aga Khan, Alisarda S.p.A. is a holding company with a 51% stake in Air Italy. Source