The new connection to Shenzhen operated by Hainan Airlines has been inaugurated this morning at Milan Malpensa Airport, in the presence of Andrea Tucci, Vice President Aviation Business Development of SEA, and Lewis LIU Zhaocai, General Manager Italy Hainan Airlines.
China is an important market for Malpensa, which has been very responsive in attracting back Chinese airlines, the second largest international destination after North America.
In 2019, 700,000 passengers transited Malpensa to and from China. Italy is a strong attractive destination with good tourism and business opportunities.
For the Cargo sector, the flight is also of noteworthy importance, Shenzhen serves a huge catchment area and is well-known for its high-tech and electric mobility development, which is interesting for all of northern Italy.
The flight, served by a Boeing 787, is scheduled three times a week, every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
The outbound flight departs Shenzhen at 02:05 a.m. and arrives in Milan Malpensa at 08:55 a.m.
The estimated flight duration is twelve hours and fifty minutes.
The return flight leaves Milan Malpensa at 10:55 am and arrives in Shenzhen at 05:00 am the next day for an estimated flight duration of twelve hours and five minutes. The times above are given in local time.