Whilst Alitalia continues to muddles though its financial future, its network arm is planning a new route for 2019 – and that’s by adding Washington Dulles to its long haul network.
The new service will operate five times a week between Rome Fiumicino and Washington Dulles from 2nd May 2019 as a year-round service.
Planned operation is below
AZ618 DEPART FCO 09:30 ARRIVE IAD 13:30 AZ619 DEPART IAD 16:15 ARRIVE FCO 07:00+1 Commences 2nd May 2019. Operates Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday Booked Equipment: Airbus A330-200 Data: Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
Alitalia will use its Airbus A330-200 in this operation, configured in a three-class setup of 19 in Magnifica business class seats, 17 in premium economy seats and 213 in economy class – a total of 249 seats on the Airbus aircraft.
On the announced of the route, Jack Potter, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority states:
“Alitalia’s newly announced year-round service to Rome further enhances the connectivity and choice available for business travelers and tourists on both sides of the Atlantic.”
There are also connection opportunities to Delta’s network at Dulles and connect onwards, and of course lots of connectivity with Alitalia’s Europe network in Rome.
Whilst it’s good to see the network side of Alitalia continuing to innovate, the airline will need to manage through its own issues – least of all, who is going to own it first…
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