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The Chairman of Alitalia, Luca di Montezemolo, and the Chief Executive Officer, Silvano Cassano, introduced the new intercontinental non-stop service Milano Malpensa – Shanghai, which marks the return of the Company in China and a further stage in the development of Malpensa airport’s intercontinental connections.
Shanghai is the first city of the Republic of China in terms of population, and it is considered the economic capital of the country.
The flight, launched with the inauguration of Expo Milano 2015, represents another major investment of Alitalia in Milan, following the introduction of the direct flight to Abu Dhabi last March 29.
With these new connections, Alitalia further strengthens its range of intercontinental routes departing from Milan and from the North of Italy.
In addition to the new flights to Shanghai and the daily flights to Abu Dhabi, Alitalia has also strengthened its connections on the Milan – Tokyo route, which are now daily as daily are the flights to New York’s JFK airport.
Overall, Alitalia offers a total of 48 intercontinental flights a week to and from Malpensa airport.
From Milan Malpensa the new Alitalia flight to Shanghai departs every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. From Shanghai’s Pudong airport the Alitalia flights depart every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The flight is operated with 250-seat Airbus A330 aircraft, configured in 3 classes of service: Magnifica (business class), Classica Plus (premium economy) and Classica (economy).