Alitalia Launches Flights to Abu Dhabi

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Friday, 7 December 2012

Italys flag carrier Alitalia, has begun direct services from Rome to Abu Dhabi. Alitalia are operating the new flights in conjunction with codeshare partner Etihad Airways.

The launch of the new direct Rome-Abu Dhabi service follows last Augusts announcement that the Italian carrier would fly four weekly return Airbus A330 services between the two capitals.

Flights from Abu Dhabi depart at 08:15 on Thursdays and Sundays, and at 02:25 on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Flights from Rome depart at 21:45 on Wednesdays and Saturdays and at 11:15 on Tuesdays and Sundays.

The split schedule ensures maximum connectivity over Abu Dhabi International Airport Etihad Airways hub to codeshare destinations such as Bahrain, Muscat, Johannesburg, Bangkok, Melbourne and Sydney.

Equally, the new service will ensure efficient codeshare connectivity beyond Rome to the cities of Athens, Milan, Frankfurt, Munich, Geneva, Venice and Zurich.

Andrea Tucci, Alitalia Vice President Alliances & Network Agreements, said, The new Alitalia Rome-Abu Dhabi route strengthens the partnership between Alitalia and Etihad Airways, developed in December 2009 with a codesharing agreement. Thanks to this new flight, Italian travellers now have the opportunity to travel to the UAE with a direct link from Rome and, via an easy connection at Abu Dhabi International Airport with Etihad Airways, to many important tourist destinations across Australia, Thailand, Oman, Bahrain and South Africa. Were extremely proud that these four weekly flights will be operated by a brand new Alitalia Airbus A330.

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