The FINANCIAL — With the 2017 summer flight programme, Alitalia is set to launch new non-stop flight Rome-Kiev, as well as new seasonal international and domestic services that, together with the resume of further seasonal services and increase in number of flights, will meet high demand during summer.
To help support Alitalia long-haul flight network, a new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft will be delivered in August.
Rome-Kiev flight schedules (in local times) during the 2017 summer season:
AZ590: leaves Rome at 11.00pm, arrives in Kiev at 2.50am next day;
AZ593: leaves Kiev at 5.00am, arrives in Rome at 6.55 am;
Service operated daily from 1 May with Airbus 320 family medium-haul aircraft.
Ukraine is a market of great interest for Italy, as a result of the consolidated commercial relations between the countries. Italy is the seventh trade partner for Ukraine, the third in the European Union, after Germany and Poland. About 200,000 people travel between the two countries each year, according to Alitalia.
7 new international non-stop routes, plus 7 new domestic non-stop services this summer
In addition to this new flight to Kiev, Alitalia also offers 7 new international and 7 new domestic non-stop seasonal routes this summer from several Italian airports.
New summer international flight schedules:
From 7 July to 10 September 2017, Alitalia will operate a new Rome-Split service with up to two-weekly flights operated by A320 family aircraft.
From 23 July to 10 September 2017, the Italian airline customers will benefit from a new Rome-Dubrovnik flight operated up to two times a week by A320 family aircraft.
From 1 to 30 August, a new Milan Linate-Athens service will be operated up to six times a week by Embraer 175 or Airbus A320 aircraft.
From 3 June to 1 October, Alitalia’s travellers will benefit from a new weekly Catania-St. Petersburg service which will be operated by an Airbus A320 aircraft.
From 31 July to 4 September, Alitalia will operate three new services to Ibiza from Italian airports of Bologna (daily service with Embraer 175 aircraft), Venice (daily service with Airbus A320 family aircraft) and Verona (daily service with Embraer 175 aircraft).
New summer domestic flight schedules:
From 8 July to 17 September 2017, Alitalia will operate a new Rome-Trapani service with two weekly flights in July and September and a daily service in August operated by a mix of A320 family and Embraer aircraft.
From 29 July to 3 September 2017, the Italian airline customers will benefit from a new daily Turin-Catania flight operated by Airbus A319 aircraft.
From 25 June to 10 September, a new weekly Naples-Cagliari service will be operated by ATR72 aircraft.
Furthermore, Alitalia will operate four new services to Olbia from Bologna (two-weekly service from 1 July to 10 September with Embraer 175 aircraft), Naples (weekly service from 25 June to 10 September with ATR72 aircraft), Genova (weekly service from 1 July to 10 September with Embraer 175 aircraft) and Trieste (weekly service from 1 July to 10 September operated by ATR72 aircraft).
Resume of further seasonal services and increase of flights during summer programme
With the summer flight programme, Alitalia will resume flights from Palermo and Catania to Moscow, and between Milan Linate and Comiso, as well as strengthening international services with more flights added from Italy to Spain, Russia, Greece and Cyprus, to popular holiday destinations: Rome Fiumicino to Malaga, Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Menorca, Thessaloniki, Mykonos, Rhodes, Heraklion, Larnaca and St. Petersburg and Milan Linate to Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Corfu, Heraklion, Mykonos, Santorini, Rhodes and Thessaloniki.
Within Italy more frequencies will be offered on many domestic flights, such as from Milan Linate to Bari, Naples and Pescara, from Rome Fiumicino to Bologna, Florence, Lampedusa and Pantelleria and from Catania to Bologna.