Air Italy hosted a sumptuous private gala dinner with influential business leaders, industry experts and heads of commerce in Bangkok completing the celebrations for the launch of its newest route Milan-Bangkok.
The dinner was hosted by Rossen Dimitrov, Air Italy Chief Customer Experience Officer, and Andrea Andorno, Air Italy Chief Commercial Officer, with VIP guests led by Mrs. Manuela Cavaccini Cataldo, Representative of ENIT (the Italian Tourism Board), together with an array of top trade and industry partners and representatives.
The guests were also joined by a selection of key media from Italy who had travelled on the inaugural flight from Milan to Bangkok as guests of Air Italy and the Thai Tourism Board as well as top local media, to participate in the prestigious event at which guests were treated to a gala dinner and music performance by Italian classical troupe, Ensemble Le Muse.
The event also welcomed VIPs from across the Thailand tourist industry, local business leaders and major industry associations, representing companies from all across the country.
Air Italy Chief Customer Experience Officer, Rossen Dimitrov, said: “It has been an honour to mark the start of this, our new three-but-soon-rising-to-five-times weekly service from Milan to Bangkok in the company of so many illustrious guests, including top government officials, influential business leaders and heads of commerce.
“We have been warmly welcomed by the people of Bangkok, who have come together to recognize the importance of our new route into Thailand’s capital city, showcasing this country’s legendary hospitality.
“I am very confident this new route will prove fruitful for Air Italy, for the people of Thailand and for the tourism industry here. We look forward to working closely with all of our partners who joined us here at tonight’s event to cement the already strong bonds that exist between Italy and Thailand.”
Just prior to the gala dinner, Air Italy Chief Customer Experience Officer, Rossen Dimitrov, met with H.E. The Italian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand, Lorenzo Galanti, in the Italian Embassy in Bangkok. Welcoming Air Italy and the airline’s inaugural flight to Thailand, H.E. Mr Galanti and Mr Dimitrov discussed a wide range of topics, including trade, tourism, business connectivity and how to further develop the already strong bonds between Italy and Thailand and to increase tourism and business travel in both directions.
H.E. Ambassador Lorenzo Galanti said: “I wish to congratulate Air Italy for its successful inaugural flight from Milan Malpensa to Bangkok. It is a remarkable achievement as Air Italy is today the only Italian carrier operating a direct flight between the Kingdom of Thailand and Italy.
“From now on, the two countries can increase their connectivity to the greater benefit of business travelers and tourists choosing Italy and Thailand as their destinations, thus multiplying opportunities for our peoples to better know and appreciate each other’s culture and values.”
Bangkok is Air Italy’s third new international route launched this summer after New York and Miami and the first in Asia. This will shortly be followed by two new routes from Milan to Delhi and Mumbai in India, with Delhi launching on October 28th and Mumbai on October 30th.
All Air Italy international destinations are served by the carrier, via Milan Malpensa, with seamless connectivity from Rome Fiumicino, Sicily (Catania, Palermo), Naples, Calabria (Lamezia Terme) and Sardinia (Olbia).
Air Italy’s new services between Milan Malpensa and Thailand are operated with Air Italy’s new long-haul Airbus A330-200, which offers up to 24 seats in the exclusive Business Class cabin making it possible to fly with maximum comfort in fully lie-flat seats with signature Italian cuisine accompanied by a selection of champagnes and Italian fine wines, Wi-Fi service, an extensive inflight entertainment service and the personalized attention from its on-board staff.
The Economy Class cabin with 228 seats also provides Air Italy’s guests with highly personalized service, Wi-Fi and a wide selection of entertainment.
Bangkok – Milan Malpensa Flight Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday (Sunday from October 28th) while
Milan Malpensa – Bangkok Flight Schedule: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday (Saturday from October 28th).
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