Low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair is expected to announce this week that it will open a new base at Milan Malpensa, one of Italy’s busiest hubs. The move will take it into the heartland of Alitalia’s short-haul services and also pitch it into a head-to-head contest with UK-based easyJet, whose largest overseas base is at the northern Italian airport. Ireland-based Ryanair currently operates into Milan Orio al Serio, which is located in the small city of Bergamo, some 60 km to the ...

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