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Air Berlin switches Milan destination

Air Berlin switches Milan destination

Air Berlin has announced that from June 16th passengers heading for Milan will be able to use Milan Malpensa Airport instead of Bergamo Orio al Serio.

The carrier will move 25 of its weekly flights between Germany and the Italian city to Malpensa from Bergamo.

Flights to and from Air Berlin’s hubs of Berlin-Tegel and Dusseldorf will be moved to Milan Malpensa, which the airline claims will make transport to the city easier for passengers.

"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.