Emirates announces direct flights to Italy

Emirates Airline is launching non-stop daily flights to Milan and Rome.

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Emirates Airline is launching non-stop daily flights to Milan and Rome.

The new simplified routing will start on July 1, with increased passenger capacity, more seating choice and a streamlined booking process. The Milan route will be served by a three-class Airbus A330-200, whilst the Rome flights will continue to be operated by a Boeing 777-300. The new services come just eight months after the carrier began flying to Venice.

Keith Longstaff, Emirates' senior vice president of commercial operations for Europe, said: "This is great news for our passengers travelling in and out of this part of southern Europe. By removing stops en route, we can get customers to their chosen destination faster and in greater comfort."

Longstaff added: "We can also offer more cargo space as the hold will be exclusive to either Milan or Rome, eliminating the need to share precious cargo space with another destination. These significant service improvements highlight our increasing commitment to Italy and to the customers who value our products and services."

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