Neos has officially obtained an approval from the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to operate passenger flights to the United States.
The first route will be Milan Malpensa – New York JFK, twice a week and begins in the second half of June and will be “Covid Tested”.
The route is already active with two weekly frequencies for cargo transport and from June it will also be used for scheduled passenger transport flights.
The operations foresee the departure from Milan Malpensa on Thursdays and Sundays at 12:20 with arrival in New York at 14:50 on the same day, while the return flight will take off at 17:50 from New York with arrival in Milan Malpensa at 7:20 of the following day (local times).
In November 2020, Neos made the first international “Covid Free” flight between Milan and Nanjing, launching a protocol that, still today, represents the only way to travel from one country to another, eliminating the quarantine. The airline has also joined the IATA Travel Pass trial, a ‘digital passport’ that allows passengers to keep their health information on the app, verifiable by airlines and authorities by scanning a QR code. The IATA Travel Pass project will make it possible to streamline and speed up embarkation and disembarkation procedures, offering a safe and secure model for all travelers and their privacy.
Marco Finelli reporting from Italy.
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