Nile Air touches down at Milan Bergamo Airport

Nile Air at Milan Bergamo

Egypt’s Nile Air has become the latest carrier to launch flights to Milan Bergamo, introducing a nonstop air service between Cairo and the Italian city. Commencing operations on Friday 28 June, the 2,555-kilometre route will be maintained 3-weekly, on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays with the 164-seat A320 aircraft.

Flight NP221 departs Cairo at 17:10 local time, arriving at Milan BGY at 20:10 local time. The return service, operating as flight NP222 takes off from Italy’s third-largest airport at 21:10 local time, touching back down in the Egyptian capital at 02:00 local time the following morning.

Commenting on the new route launch, Giacomo Cattaneo, Director of Commercial Aviation at airport operator SACBO, said: “We are delighted to welcome Nile Air to Milan Bergamo Airport and to introduce their new route to Cairo. Egypt is a culturally rich and diverse destination with strong ties to Italy, and we are confident that this service will be well-received by both leisure and business travellers.”

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Nile Air will see direct competition from two other carriers on the route. These include the 8-weekly flights by Air Arabia Egypt, as well as the 2-weekly rotations by Almasria Universal Airlines, although the latter runs in cooperation with tour operators.

Milan BGY boasts a record number of flights to Egypt this summer. In addition to Cairo, it also offers nonstop services to Alexandria, Marsa Alam, and Sharm El Sheikh. Overall, Milan BGY boasts over 150 destinations this summer.

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