Alitalia to relaunch direct Rome-Beijing flights
Italian flag carrier Alitalia will launch direct flights from Rome to Beijing on 18 July.
The Beijing service represents Alitalia’s third new intercontinental route of 2016, following Santiago de Chile (starting 1 May) and Mexico City (starting 16 June).
“We are committed to strengthen our presence in the Far East. The new route to Beijing represents a crucial investment for Alitalia as we continue to expand our network through increased long-haul flying to strategic markets”, said Alitalia’s chief executive officer, Cramer Ball.
Departure from Rome Fiumicino will be every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 2.20 pm, arriving in Beijing at 6.20 am (local time) the next day. Departure from Beijing is every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 9.15 am (local time), arriving in Rome at 2.25 pm.
Alitalia will operate an Airbus A330 aircraft between Rome and Beijing with 250 seats equipped with three cabin classes: Business, Premium Economy and Economy.