Five-times weekly, year-round flights to launch May 2019
Washington, D.C., 2018-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) announced Tuesday that Italian airline Alitalia will begin five weekly nonstop flights to Rome Fiumicino International Airport (FCO) on May 2, 2019, providing a new option when traveling between the U.S. Capital Region and Europe.
“As the international gateway to the Washington, D.C., region, Dulles International welcomes Alitalia,” said Jack Potter, president and chief executive officer of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. “Alitalia’s newly announced year-round service to Rome further enhances the connectivity and choice available for business travelers and tourists on both sides of the Atlantic.”
Dulles International will become Alitalia’s sixth passenger service gateway in the United States. The airline, a SkyTeam partner, flies to Rome and beyond with more than 3,600 weekly flights while providing connections across the Delta, Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic networks. Service details include:
|Flight No.||From||To||Departure / Arrival||Days of Operation|
|AZ 619||IAD||FCO||16:15 / 07:00+1||Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday|
|AZ 618||FCO||IAD||09:30 / 13:30||Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday|
The new route will be operated using an Airbus A330-200, carrying 249 passengers in a three class configuration, with 19 in Magnifica business class, 17 in premium economy and 213 in economy. Passengers across all three classes enjoy a sophisticated dining experience—with award-winning menus featuring regional Italian cuisine and premium wines selected by Alitalia’s official sommelier in collaboration with the Italian Sommelier Foundation.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Alitalia.com.
About the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority operates the U.S. Capital Region’s gateways to the nation and the world, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport, as well as the Dulles Airport Access Highway, the Dulles Toll Road and construction of the Silver Line project, a 23-mile extension of the Metrorail public transit system through northern Virginia. A record 46.6 million passengers passed through the two airports in 2017.
Alitalia – Società Aerea Italiana is Italy’s largest airline. As part of its 2018/2019 winter schedule, Alitalia flies to 77 destinations, including 22 Italian and 55 international destinations, with more than 3,600 weekly flights and 102 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.
Source: Washington Dulles International Airport