Pieraccioni, Chief Commercial Officer of Alitalia and Laura Cavatorta,
Director of Air One Smart Carrier, presented the new Alitalia Group for
the summer season 2013 in the BIT - International Tourism Exchange held
the new summer schedule, effective from March 31, the Alitalia Group
will fly to 101 destinations, including 26 in Italy and 75 in the rest
of the world. The routes will be served are 149, for a total of more than 4,800 weekly flights.
ALITALIA: 9 new international routes from Rome
the end of March, Alitalia will continue the expansion plan of its
international network by activating nine new international departing
from the hub of Rome Fiumicino.
greater use of aircraft during the day and at night, Alitalia will
activate new flights to 9 destinations affected by a strong demand for
both business and leisure traffic typically holiday.
detail, the new international destinations served by Alitalia are:
Copenhagen (Denmark), Krakow (Poland), Yekaterinburg (Russia), Oran
(Algeria), Podgorica (Montenegro), Bilbao (Spain) and Montpellier
(France), as well as new Seasonal destinations active from June to September in Antalya (Turkey) and Djerba (Tunisia).
nine new routes are added to the six international and intercontinental
hub all of the Company at Rome Fiumicino Alitalia inaugurated between
2012 and early 2013: Tbilisi (since 5 July 2012), Zurich (29 October 2012), Abu Dhabi (1 December 2012), Yerevan (11 December 2012), Fortaleza (since 14 January 2013) and Prague (29 January 2013).
From May will again be operating seasonal flights between Rome Fiumicino Airport to Los Angeles and Chicago.
June to September will be reactivated seasonal flights between Rome
Fiumicino to Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes and Trapani, and from
Trieste to Olbia.
From July will restart flights to Lampedusa and Pantelleria from Rome Fiumicino and Milan Linate.
INCREASE THE FREQUENCY
From the month of May Alitalia consolidate its presence on the airport JFK airport in New York, in place of that of Newark. The
flights Rome Fiumicino - New York JFK will increase from 14 to 19
weekly frequencies: daily, except Wednesday and Friday, Alitalia will
offer three flights on this route daily.
summer 2013 Lufthansa strengthens its presence on the national and
international market with increasing frequency on the routes:
from Rome Fiumicino to Verona, Catania, Cagliari, Alghero, Florence, Tripoli, Budapest, Tirana;
Milan Linate to Catania/London City;
from Milan Malpensa to Moscow;
from Turin to Palermo;
from Trieste to Catania.
REORGANIZATION OF NETWORK Intercontinental
novelty of the network's summer Alitalia also affect a reorganization
of the long-haul flights with the objective of strengthening the
presence of the Company on the most popular destinations from the
early March Alitalia suspend operations on the route Rome - Beijing,
but will retain its commercial presence in China through codeshare
agreement with SkyTeam partner China Eastern, which operates five direct
flights a week between Rome and Shanghai. Passengers departing from Rome will let them reach Beijing thanks to the connections made by codeshare partners.
Company is evaluating the possibility of increasing the
intercontinental network with a new link to South Africa in September. It 'also in the process of studying the possibility of opening additional new long-haul routes to South America.
NEW 'SMART ONE OF AIR CARRIER
Laura Cavatorta, Director of Air One Smart Carrier, described the news
of the summer 2013, during which the Smart Carrier will operate from 4
bases of Milan Malpensa, Venice, Pisa and Catania, 42 routes to 31
destinations, including 16 national and 15 international, for a total of more than 450 weekly flights.
the biggest news of the summer season 2013, direct flights from Milan
Malpensa to St. Petersburg, Catania and Pisa, which will be added to the
existing connection from Venice.
for Russia is enriched with new direct flights from Catania to Moscow
and Rostov, from Pisa to Moscow and Venice to Samara.
the base of Venice will open the new direct connection to Copenhagen
and the new domestic flights to Naples, Bari and Lamezia
From July to September will be reactivated even seasonal services:
from Milan Malpensa to Alghero, Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Menorca, Crete, Rhodes and Mykonos;
from Venice to Cagliari, Olbia and Athens.
for all the new routes Alitalia and Air One are on sale
www.alitalia.it, www.flyairone.com, by calling the Customer Center at
89.20.10 Alitalia and Air One to 892,444 and the number of agencies at
NEWS 'SERVICE BOARD FOR A GROWING ATTENTION TO THE NEEDS OF TRAVELLERS.
increasing attention that Alitalia puts in listening to customer needs
and provide quality service, has meant that, since the beginning of
2013, the Company has initiated a profound process of renewal of the
on-board service, with a view to maintain an excellent service the best tradition in Italian food and wine.
In detail, the main new offer on board:
on all domestic flights: the renewal of service aboard the Alitalia
from domestic routes, where the Company has chosen once again to offer
on all domestic flights a snack with a range of sweet and savory
accompanied by soft drinks, fruit juices and a tea or coffee. In addition, from February 1, the Rome-Milan, passengers withComfort fare can have breakfast with a warm croissant.
'dedicated for Classica Plus, the Premium Economy from end of January on
intercontinental flights Alitalia offers some special menus, created in
collaboration with ALMA, the International School of Italian Cuisine
directed by Gualtiero Marchesi. These
new menu, inspired by the classic pairing of traditional Italian
macro-areas corresponding to Italian food and wine, are 2 for flights
departing from Italy and 2 for those leaving abroad, with a cyclical
flights departing from Italy, customers can choose between: menu
"Maremma", with dishes such as stew with artichokes braised goat leg and
baked potatoes, or menu "Dolomites" with Ampezzo ravioli with smoked
ricotta and salt beef .
flights from abroad, the choice is between a menu "Pasta" with, for
example, the green lasagna with meat sauce, or a menu "Meat" with
chicken *** stuffed with chestnuts and roasted potatoes. All
this is accompanied by the offer of warm bread and, to complete the
meal, Classic Plus is always offered a typical dessert, fresh fruit and
menu 'Magnifica business class intercontinental: ALMA also produces
prestigious menu Magnifica business class, accompanied by selected wines
in collaboration with the Italian Sommelier Association. For
over two years, from November 2009, Alitalia has offered passengers
Magnificent menu with gastronomic specialties of each of the 20 Italian
regions. From August 2013 on board you can enjoy a "Best of" the exclusive recipes of our country. On February 1, the proposal continues the dishes that have found the most success with customers. Are
served, such as: Spelt salad Garfagnana IGP with julienne of chicken
and peas (Tuscany) Smoked tuna with chives (Sicily); Quenelles of
strangolapreti with broccoli and bacon (Trentino); fillet of salmon
trout in stewed with herbs Maiella (Abruzzo); Pastiera Naples (Campania), fresh fruit and an espresso.
quality of the food served on board of Alitalia has enabled the Company
to win for the third time in a row, the award "Best Airline Cuisine"
award from Global Traveler as the best airline in the world for the
quality of food and drink offers, according to the opinion expressed by the passengers.