Etihad Airways has confirmed it will launch
daily non-stop flights between Abu Dhabi and Rome on 15 July 2014.
Rome’s Fiumicino airport will join Milan
Malpensa as Etihad Airways’ second Italian gateway.
The new Abu Dhabi-Rome flights, together
with codeshare partner Alitalia’s existing services, will enable
travellers from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth to connect
seamlessly to Rome.
James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ President and Chief
Executive Officer, said travellers would benefit from
Etihad Airways partnerships with Alitalia, Darwin Airline (Etihad
Regional) and Air Serbia which offer flights from Rome to an
extensive network of cities in Italy and throughout Europe.
“Travellers will now be able to connect in Rome to other
cities on Alitalia’s domestic and European network; to
destinations like Bolzano, Tirana and Zagreb with Etihad Regional;
and to Belgrade with Air Serbia,” Mr Hogan
Etihad Airways currently codeshares with Alitalia on
its five weekly Abu Dhabi-Rome services and beyond to cities such
as Milan, Bucharest, Sofia, Vienna, Venice, Madrid, Malaga,
Budapest, Malta and Barcelona.
Etihad Airways’ Abu
Dhabi-Rome flights will be operated by an Airbus A330-200 aircraft
configured with 22 fully flat beds in Pearl Business Class and 240
seats in Coral Economy Class.
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