New York-Milan premium service to take off in February
Friday November 4, 2005
A dedicated premium jet service concept between New York and Milan is slated to take off in February.Branded Milano Manhattan or MiMa Club, the service will use a dedicated A319 CJ with 48 seats operated by Italy's Eurofly. Travel is limited to MiMa Club members, who can apply to join via the Internet at mimaclub.com. Service will offered six days per week from JFK Terminal 4 to Milan's close-in Linate Airport.
Upon joining MiMa Club, members also have access to a 24-hr. personal concierge service. Aircraft will be equipped with personal IFE units with audio/video on demand and will offer SMS text messaging and e-mail via the onboard system.
MiMa Club members also will have access to pre-arranged chauffeur-driven cars upon arrival "or even helicopter or private jet service." Membership applications and initial reservations for flights will begin Nov. 30.
On Nov. 1, MAXJet launched all-business-class service between New York JFK and London Stansted using a 767-200ER, while Eos began a more upscale service on the same route using a 757.
by Perry Flin
Eurofly also links 3 italian cities like Naples, Bologna and Palermo to New York JFK with Airbus 330-200 (Business and Economy classes) during the summer season. Flights will restart for the next year on May 11 till Nov 11.