16 OCTOBER 2017


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Article from BTNews 16 OCTOBER 2017

Alitalia gears up for winter

New services to Delhi and Male, an extension of the Rome – Los Angeles flight and frequency increase on the Rome – São Paulo route for the winter season beginning 29 October are among future plans announced last week by Alitalia.

The developments follow long-haul services launched in the past two years to Seoul, Santiago de Chile, Mexico City, Beijing and Havana, which CCO Fabio Maria Lazzerini said showed the airline was committed to develop its intercontinental network. 

Noting that the Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) had now restored Alitalia’s permanent air carrier operating licence, Lazzerini added: “Now we are ready to face the upcoming winter season with new routes, services and enhanced digitalisation. 

On long-haul, Lazzerini noted that the airline had recently reintroduced the Magnifica brand in Business Class featuring fully flat-bed seats, award-winning cuisine and access to Casa Alitalia lounges. 

Other priority services were also provided at airports, while wi-fi connection available on most of the long-haul fleet would now be offered free from 8 December to both Magnifica and Premium Economy passengers. 

Digital plans from the start of 2018 include a refreshed official website and the Alitalia app, which will include a comprehensive review of all web check-in functions and a new area to manage bookings, save boarding passes and customise travel preferences. 


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