Italian airline Neos offers direct flights from JFK to Milan

WHY IT RATES: Flying with Neos is a convenient way for travelers to visit Milan, as well as other destinations across Europe. —Codie Liermann, editor-in-chief

Neos, Italy’s second-largest Italian airline, has received official approval from the US Department of Transportation to operate scheduled passenger flights to and from the United States. Bi-weekly “Covid-Tested” flights began in June, connecting New York to Milan, Italy’s hub of business, fashion, shopping, design and architecture, and also the perfect base for exploring the rest of Italy and much of the European community. .

Founded in 2002, Neos has the youngest airline fleet in Europe: including six latest generation Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The approval of the US Department of Transportation allows Neos to expand its portfolio of lines, continuing the growth trajectory that led it in 2019 to carry two million passengers with a turnover of 563 million dollars. Neos operates a regular service with more than 50 routes throughout Italy, as well as to Africa, the Caribbean, China, Egypt, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Jordan, Maldives, Mexico , Oman, Spain and Thailand.

Innovation, quality and passenger loyalty are at the heart of the Neos philosophy. Neos emphasizes the “Italian style” as soon as passengers board. Flights leave JFK at 5:50 p.m. and arrive in Milan-Malpensa at 7:20 a.m. the next day. Departure from Milan at 12:20 p.m., arrival in New York at 2:50 p.m.

A new era

Neos has joined the IATA Travel Pass program, a digital passport to facilitate and speed up all embarkation and disembarkation procedures. Before flying, passengers can download test results and vaccination certificates, accessible with a simple QR code on their smartphones.

“The launch of the Milan-New York service is an important step for us,” said Carlo Stradiotti, CEO of Neos, “an opportunity for business growth and expansion of connections between Italy and the United States. With this first American route, we will offer a new travel experience to the American traveler, based on Italian style, well-being and the most advanced planes. In 2022, we plan to increase flights to New York and add additional US gateways. “

During the worst times of the coronavirus pandemic, Neos carried out hundreds of rescue and humanitarian flights, repatriating more than 40,000 travelers to 68 countries, including the United States

Neos cargo flights carried more than 4,000 tonnes of masks, lung respirators, respirators, gloves, diagnostic kits, personal protective equipment and vaccines.

On board

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners flying the JFK-Milan-JFK route offer the most advanced technology and design in the world. HEPA filters ensure a continuous air change every two minutes, removing viral and bacterial particles. The Dreamliner’s carbon structure and improved pressurization system create a quieter and more comfortable environment that reduces jet lag. The aircraft’s Rolls Royce engines reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 20%. Unique in style, comfort and efficiency, the interiors of the Dreamliner focus on solid design and elegance; 65% larger “smart” windows, spacious overhead compartments, wider seats and innovative mood lighting system transform the flight experience.

Neos emphasizes its Italian soul with meticulously served gourmet cuisine made from genuine, premium ingredients. A wide range of meals tailored to special needs are available. Neos Dreamliners offer high-speed Wi-Fi and entertainment for all ages includes the latest movies, playlists, games, flight information, shopping and bar service.

THE SOURCE: Néos press release.

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