Air Italy Launching Flights to Chicago, But Later Than Originally Planned

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Late last year, Air Italy announced that it planned on continuing its North American expansion by adding 3x weekly flights from Milan Malpensa airport to Chicago O'Hare. The flights were originally set to commence on May 13th, 2019. However, Air Italy has closed bookings for the route and told customers that it's pushing flights to Chicago off until 2020 (with no hard date announced).

Key Details

  • Air Italy has postponed flights from Milan Malpensa to Chicago O'Hare until 2020
  • Chicago will join New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, and Miami as North American destinations
  • Points collectors can redeem British Airways Avios for the flights once launched; 25K economy, 75K business

Our Take

It's sad to see Air Italy postpone the launch of its new Milan to Chicago route, and we hope to see the airline actually start flying the route next year.

For background, Air Italy launched in 2018 and is 49% owned by Qatar Airways. It has seen rapid expansion since its 2018 inception and launched routes to Bangkok, Delhi, New York City, and more. Unfortunately, Air Italy has already pulled flights from Bangkok and all Indian cities, prompting concerns about the airline's financial situation.

Featured image courtesy of Air Italy

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