The Italian carrier will commence flights between Rome and Rio de Janeiro from June next year, adding to its existing service to Sao Paulo.
The carrier will launch a three-times weekly service to Rio on June 4, increasing to four-times weekly from July. The outbound flight will depart Rome Fiumicinio airport at 2230 on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday (plus Friday from July 2011), arriving in Rio at 0540 the next day, with the return leg leaving Rio at 1445 and landing back in Italy at 0710 the following day.
The news service adds to Alitalia’s existing seven flights per week between Rome and Sao Paulo, and the carrier says timings into Rome will allow passengers “excellent connections with the domestic and international network of Alitalia”.
The Rome-Rio service will be plied with new three-class (economy, premium economy and business) A330 aircraft, as part of Alitalia’s fleet renewal plan (see online news July 27).
For more information visit alitalia.com.
Report by Mark Caswell