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Alitalia enters China with new Rome-Beijing service

8 Feb 2011

Alitalia announced plans to mount flights between Rome and Beijing in early summer this year – the carrier’s first foray into the Chinese market.

Initially, the airiline will operate the route four times a week using an Airbus A330-200 aircraft.

From October 1 onwards, the carrier will bump frequencies up to five times a week.

Alitalia has recently gone through major restructuring after it filed for bankruptcy two years ago. Merging with Italian low-cost carrier Air One, Alitalia launched its new premium economy product – Classica Plus – in March last year on select A330 aircraft (see story here). It is still unclear whether the A330s used on this new route will consist of the new product.

For more information, visit www.alitalia.com

Alisha Haridasani

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