Connecting Flights from Rome to Asmara Resumed After Airport Fire

Eritrean Airlines to start operating flights from Asmara - Milan as of May 19
EgyptAir and Turkish Airlines are currently Eritrea’s gateway to Europe. As of May 19, 2015, Eritrean Airlines will start operating flights from Asmara – Milan – Asmara direct

By CapEri,

ROME’s Fiumicino airport reopened its main international terminal on Friday after a fire damaged the airport’s Terminal 3 and forced airlines to cancel dozens of flights.

EgyptAir and Turkish Airlines flights between Rome and Asmara, Eritrea via Cairo and Istanbul were shortly affected on Wednesday and Thursday as Italy’s busiest airport was shut down after the blaze started. 

All EgyptAir and Turkish Airlines flights are reinstated after airport operator Aeroporti di Roma (AdR) announced that eighty percent of check-in desks, mostly serving international flights, were working normally.

Among the reinstated departures were 550 International and 210 domestic flights.

The fire, believed to have been started by a short circuit in an electrical cabin that was under maintenance in an area of shops, sent thick clouds of smoke billowing out of the building until mid-morning on Thursday, according to Reuters.

EgyptAir and Turkish Airlines flights operate out of Terminal 3 connecting via their respective hub to Asmara, Eritrea.

EgyptAir offers campaign rates starting from as low as 460 Euros as advertised on its website.

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ANNOUNCEMENT 
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Eritrean Airlines is glad to announce that in addition to its regular flight schedule, effective from 19 May 2015 will start operating to / from Asmara – Milan route.

  • Every Tuesday : Milan – Asmara
  • Every Wednesday : Asmara – Milan

Moreover, Eritrean Airlines is operating its regular flights

  • Asmara – Khartoum; Cairo – Asmara
  • Asmara – Jeddah; Jeddah – Asmara
  • Asmara – Dubai; Dubai – Asmara

For further information:

Asmara
Tel : +291-1-12550 / 125500 / 124409
Fax : +291-1-124406 / 125465

Milan Afro Nine
Tel : +390-229-512-185
Fax : +390-229-406-769

Cargo
Tel : +390-654-242-559
Fax : +390-654-242-534