The carrier will move 25 of its weekly flights between Germany and the Italian city to Malpensa from Bergamo.
"The move to Malpensa will make Air Berlin flights from Italy even more attractive for people travelling on business and for pleasure," explained Marco Fontana, Air Berlin’s country manager for Italy. The airport has excellent transport links. The train journey to the city centre takes just 40 minutes."
Italian airline Air One recently announced it would be increasing its presence at Milan Malpensa with 138 new routes after rival and Italian flag carrier Alitalia said it would withdraw some services to help offset financial difficulties.
Meanwhile, Air One has apparently joined a consortium of other airlines – which also includes Lufthansa – to pursue a stake in loss-making Alitalia.