On 18 July 2016, Alitalia will launch direct
flights between Rome and Beijing.
The new Beijing service represents
Alitalia’s third new intercontinental route of 2016, following
Santiago de Chile (starting 1 May) and Mexico City (starting 16
"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
is scheduled for every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at
arriving in Beijing at 06:20 the next day.
Departure from Beijing will take place every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and
Sunday at 21:15, arriving in Rome at 14:25.
This schedule offers convenient connections in Rome
Fiumicino to customers traveling from 50 cities in Italy, Europe,
the Middle East and North Africa.
Passengers flying to Beijing will be able to
connect to more than 30 destinations with SkyTeam Alliance
partners China Southern and China Eastern.
Alitalia also serves China with Etihad Airways codeshare flights,
via Abu Dhabi, to Beijing, Shanghai and Chendou.
Alitalia will operate an Airbus A330 aircraft between Rome and
Beijing with 250 seats equipped with three cabin classes:
Business, Premium Economy and Economy.
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