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Alitalia to launch new flights to India and Maldives

The Chief Commercial Officer of Alitalia, Fabio Maria Lazzerini, has presented today in Rimini – in the context of the International Tourism Fair TTG Incontri – the new 2017-2018 winter schedule beginning Sunday 29 October.

New services to Delhi (India) and Male (Maldives), the extension of the Rome-Los Angeles flight and the frequency increase on the Rome-Sao Paulo route in the winter season, in addition to the long-haul services launched in the past two years (to Seoul, Santiago de Chile, Mexico City, Beijing and Havana) show that Alitalia is committed to develop its intercontinental network which is expected to further grow during next summer.

The new Rome-Delhi service will be operated every day starting from 29 October, marking the resumption of Alitalia direct flights to India after 9 years of absence. The Rome-Male service, starting from 31 October and operated three times per week, represents the first time Alitalia flies with non-stop thrice-weekly flights to one of the most popular tourist destinations among Italian tour operators during winter. Flights to India and the Maldives will be operated with Airbus 330 on a three-class configuration: Magnifica, premium economy and economy.

In winter, Alitalia will resume service to the Canary Islands with a non-stop bi-weekly Rome-Tenerife service and will continue to operate the Rome-Kiev and Athens-Tel Aviv flights, which were launched last summer.

The Italian airline will offer more connections from Rome Fiumicino to Athens, Barcelona, Nice, Prague, Sofia and Zurich, and from Milan Linate to Amsterdam and Paris Charles De Gaulle.

On the domestic network, during winter the airline will resume direct Torino-Reggio Calabria connections starting from 2 November and will increase frequencies from the Rome Fiumicino hub to Bologna, Catania, Florence, Milan Linate, Naples and Pisa, from Milan Linate to Bari and Naples and from Turin to Naples.

As part of the 2017-2018 winter season, Alitalia will fly to 74 destinations, including 20 in Italy and 54 worldwide, for a total of over 3,300 weekly flights and 97 routes.

Iuliia Tore