Alitalia Launches Nonstop Flights from Dulles to Rome

Alitalia, Italy’s largest airline, last week celebrated its inaugural flight on its route between Dulles Airport and Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino International Airport.

“Alitalia is a great addition to our roster of 33 international carriers at Dulles International Airport, offering 65 daily flights to nearly five dozen nonstop international destinations,” stated Jerome L. Davis, executive vice president and chief revenue officer of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.

Alitalia’s chief business officer, Fabio Lazzerini, and Italy’s ambassador to the United States, Armando Varricchio, were on hand to welcome passengers and highlight the importance of the new route to connect the U.S. capital region with the Eternal City. A display at the gate recognized the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo Da Vinci, the namesake of Rome’s airport and the inventor of a flying machine.

The airline will offer five weekly non-stop flights to Rome, departing at 4:15 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday using an Airbus A330-200, carrying 249 passengers in a three-class configuration,

Alitalia’s launch is the latest new air service route in 2019 from Dulles, which saw passenger activity increase by more than 5 percent in 2018.

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