Alitalia to operate the first-ever nonstop flights between SFO and Rome from June 1, 2020

Flag carrier of Italy to operate first-ever nonstop flights from SFO to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2019-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) welcomed Alitalia, the flag carrier of Italy, back to SFO in 2020. The largest airline in Italy plans to operate the first-ever nonstop flights between SFO and Rome beginning June 1, 2020. Alitalia will operate three flights per week from SFO to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

“We are thrilled to welcome Alitalia back to SFO,” said Airport Director Ivar C. Satero. “We are proud to be the international gateway airport of choice in the Bay Area, and this new service offers our customers first-ever nonstop access from SFO to Rome, one of the most beautiful cities in the world.”

Alitalia will fly this nonstop route using a 293-seat Boeing 777-200 aircraft in a three-class configuration:

  • 30 seats in Magnifica business class (that fully recline to a comfortable flatbed position);
  • 24 seats in premium economy class (with up to 40 percent more legroom than the economy class);
  • 239 seats in economy class

Alitalia flights are scheduled to depart SFO at 3:15 pm and arrive in Rome at 12:15 pm local time on the following day, after 12 hours of flight. Departures from Rome will be at 9:15 am local time, arriving in San Francisco at 1:15 pm, after 13 hours of flight.

Alitalia returns to SFO after a 19-year hiatus, having last operated flights from San Francisco to Milan in October 2001.

About Alitalia

Alitalia – Società Aerea Italiana ( is the largest Italian airline. As part of its 2019 summer schedule, Alitalia flies to 100 destinations, including 27 Italian and 73 international destinations, with over 4,300 weekly flights and 150 routes. Alitalia boasts one of the most modern and efficient fleets in the world. It is a member of the SkyTeam Alliance and is part of the Transatlantic Joint Venture alongside Air France-KLM and Delta Air Lines.

About San Francisco International Airport

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) offers non-stop flights to more than 50 international cities on 45 international carriers.  The Bay Area’s largest airport connects non-stop with 86 cities in the U.S. on 12 domestic airlines.  SFO is proud to offer upgraded free Wi-Fi with no advertising.  For up-to-the-minute departure and arrival information, airport maps and details on shopping, dining, cultural exhibitions, ground transportation and more, visit

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Doug Yakel
Public Information Officer
External Affairs Office
San Francisco International Airport

Source: San Francisco International Airport