The new Alitalia winter schedule, effective until March 26, 2016, will offer more than 3,800 flights per week – 100 flights more than last year – with 125 routes to 80 destinations, 27 in Italy and 53 to the rest of the world.
A new direct Venice-Dusseldorf service has been launched, as well as more flights to Berlin and Frankfurt from Milan Linate.
More services have also been added to Copenhagen, Geneva, Madrid and Cairo from Rome, and to Tirana and Algiers from Milan Malpensa.
The number of domestic weekly flights in winter will grow by five per cent to 2,200, to enhance connections between the north and south of Italy.
The number of Alitalia long-haul flights has increased by five per cent, compared to last winter. Services to Abu Dhabi from Alitalia’s three intercontinental airports – Rome, Milan Malpensa and Venice – are available with improved schedules for faster connections from the UAE to 33 destinations of Etihad Airways’ global network in the Middle and Far East, Africa, Indian Subcontinent and Australia.
Alitalia has increased the number of weekly flights between Rome and Seoul, launched in June this year, and also between Rome and Miami.
The airline now offers more than 1,000 global destinations, together with the Etihad Airways Partners and SkyTeam alliance.
John Shepley, Chief Strategy and Planning Officer of Alitalia, said: “We have increased more long-haul and domestic Italian flights for our customers this winter compared to last year and also introduced a range of new international flights that we believe will be popular with air travellers. We offer a range of great competitive air fares and provide a quality of service that is getting better all the time, both in the air and on the ground, and I'm confident that the new flights will benefit from our endeavours.”