Milan Bergamo wins new A321LR long-haul link

A low-cost carrier plans to connect the Italian gateway with narrowbody jets on a 2,883-mile route.

Air Arabia has confirmed intentions to begin a new service between Milan/Bergamo and Sharjah in the UAE from December 7.

Four-times-weekly rotations will be plied by the budget firm’s contingent of Airbus A321LRs.

Air Arabia currently fields six, 215-seat Airbus A321LRs including this CFM International LEAP-1A-equipped example, A6-ATA (c/n 8714)
Air Arabia currently fields six, 215-seat Airbus A321LRs including this CFM International LEAP-1A-equipped example, A6-ATA (c/n 8714) Air Arabia

Flight G9 710 is scheduled to depart the Middle Eastern city at 0645hrs, with a 1045hrs local time arrival at Bergamo; the return leg – G9 711 – departs Milan at 1145hrs before landing into Sharjah at 2100hrs local the same day. These operate on Wednesdays and Sundays.

The services are to be complemented by G9 712 – operating Mondays and Thursdays – with a 2155hrs departure from Sharjah, touching down into Italy at 0155hrs early the next morning. Finally, G9 713 leaves Milan at 0255hrs on Tuesday and Fridays before landing back into the UAE at 1210hrs (all times local).

Adel Al Ali, group chief executive officer, Air Arabia, said: “The launch of Air Arabia’s direct flights to Milan reaffirms our commitment to continuously offer our customers new destinations to discover while providing them with affordable and value driven air travel.”