America is closer for Sicily: landed and already departed the first direct flight between Palermo and New York

Jun 10, 2024 1949

It took off Saturday, June 8, at 5 p.m. from New York's JFK Airport and landed Sunday morning at 7:20 a.m. in Palermo, the first direct flight operated by Neos airline, which departed for the Big Apple at 11:25 a.m., arriving on the other side of the Atlantic at 2:50 p.m.

In addition to these schedules, the 355-seat Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will take off every Monday at 5 p.m. from New York to arrive at Falcone e Borsellino on Tuesday at 7:20 a.m. and depart at 11:25 a.m. and be in New York at 2:50 p.m., thus offering the market an air capacity of 710 seats per week.

This is the only flight from Sicily to the United States that will be active for the entire summer season and will be reconfirmed for next year with the introduction of one more frequency, for a total of 3 per week, representing an important opportunity for the largest island in the Mediterranean, in terms of both outgoing and incoming traffic, not to mention the high number of compatriots residing right in the Big Apple.

With the aim of diversifying its business, the new flight will be used not only for passengers, but also for cargo, offering an availability of 10 tons per flight. This is an important activity for the company, which started during the pandemic years and has led to its growth, not only in terms of volume and turnover, but especially in terms of product and services offered.

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