EUROPE & CIS: Cargoitalia adds Dubai and Chicago services
Following its rebirth in September 2009, Cargoitalia is adding two new destinations to its network. From 16 January the airline commenced a biweekly service to Dubai. This new stop on CargoitaliaÃ¢â‚¬™s twice weekly service to Hong Kong replaces the outbound technical stop in Almaty, which is retained on inbound flights. The Dubai service will carry […]
February 1, 2010
The Dubai service will carry cargo from Milan and will also provide a through connection for traffic from CargoitaliaÃ¢â‚¬™s North American stations. From 21 January, Cargoitalia will also add Chicago to its weekly trans-Atlantic service, replacing Toronto. The route will now operate Milan Ã¢â‚¬“ New York Ã¢â‚¬“ Chicago Ã¢â‚¬“ Milan. The Sunday trans- Atlantic service will continue to operate Milan Ã¢â‚¬“ New York Ã¢â‚¬“ Toronto Ã¢â‚¬“ Milan.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“These new destinations are designed to create more revenue opportunities from our existing operations, and to test demand,Ã¢â‚¬Â said commercial director Roberto Gilardoni. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Subject to support for the revised services, and because our operations have now bedded in so well, we are considering stepping up trans- Atlantic operations with the addition of a Sunday service routing Milan Ã¢â‚¬“ New York Ã¢â‚¬“ Chicago Ã¢â‚¬“ Milan, plus a third weekly departure to Hong Kong.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The new Cargoitalia is the result of amalgamating the original Cargoitalia (which suspended operations in 2008) with some of the assets of the Alitalia full cargo business, in April 2009.