I need a piece of advise. Look at these two sentences below. I'm talking about a planned and scheduled event for the future regarding a third person (my director), and I'm unsure about the right tense to use.
My director flies to Milan on Saturday at 9.45 A.M.
My director is flying to Milan on Saturday at 9.45 A.M.
Personally, using my not native ear, I think that the second sentence fits better than the first one, despite the clear time table.
What's your take on this? And why?