On the 2nd December, easyJet–one of the most important airlines in Europe–announced that a new route between Glasgow and Milan Malpensa is going to be launched next year.
This new route will be the first direct flight to Milan from Glasgow and it is expected to carry 26,000 passengers per year. There will be two flights each week (on Wednesdays and Saturdays) and its price will start from £25.49 one way per person.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s Head of Scotland, stated: “As Scotland’s largest airline we are pleased to further strengthen our network with the launch of this new route to Milan Malpensa. Milan’s rich history, range of shops and extensive choice of restaurants are amongst the key attractions for visitors to Milan and we believe that this will prove a popular addition to our existing network.” Paul White, business development manager at Glasgow Airport, added: “Milan is a fantastic new addition to the wide range of European cities easyJet serves from Glasgow, and we are excited to be bringing this brand new route to our customers. Milan and Glasgow have many things in common – as well as being economic powerhouses the two cities enjoy a fantastic reputation for being fashion capitals. Not only will this new route provide Scottish passengers with the opportunity to visit one of Europe’s top citybreak destinations, it has huge potential to generate significant in-bound tourism for Glasgow and the West of Scotland. We have enjoyed tremendous success in strengthening our links with European cities this year, and look forward to working with easyJet to continue the airline’s growth at Glasgow Airport.”
Milan is a historical city that attracts thousands of tourists around the world, thanks to its cathedral, La Scala opera house as well as Castello Sforzesco–among others–which survived the devastation of the Second World War.
In addition to being a very important gastronomic, cultural and historical destination, the city is also very popular for its shopping: Milan is know as the fashion capital of the world.
Undoubtedly, the new route between Glasgow and Milan Malpensa will represent one of the most important connexions between the Scottish and the Italian countries.