Monday, October 30, 2017

Alitalia re-starts direct flight service to India

New Delhi: After a gap of nine years, Italian airline Alitalia has re-started direct flights to India with service connecting the national capital and Rome.
The daily flight service would be operated with a 250- seater Airbus 330 aircraft. The first flight from here took off today.
"Alitalia is flying back to India after a nine-year absence with a new direct service between Delhi and Rome operated every day for the whole winter season until March 24, 2018," the carrier said in a release. The airlines Chief Commercial Officer Fabio Lazzerini said India represents a unique opportunity to position ourselves in a country which is already becoming more and more important. In 2015, over 4.26 lakh travellers from India arrived in Italy, as per official data from Italy. "From a cultural and tourist point of view also, we have thousands of years of history... This is why we are re- investing in the country and we are back. We could have been back earlier than this but better late than never," he said. According to the airline, the decision to launch the service between Delhi and Rome was taken to meet the increasing demand for flights between the two countries and would also help strengthen bilateral trade relations.
30/10/17 PTI/India Today