Alitalia announces direct flights to Cyprus

Alitalia to fly direct to Cyprus
Alitalia to fly direct to Cyprus

Alitalia has revealed that it has launched new direct flights linking Rome and Larnaca beginning June 8, 2016.

According to Alitalia, the new service represents an important launch pad for the further development of trade and tourism between the two countries. Italy is one of Cyprus’s main trading partners, and according to figures issued by the Italian Statistics Institute Istat, trade between the two countries, encouraged by common interests in the Mediterranean, continued to grow in 2015, with Italian exports standing at $299 million and imports at $36 million.

There will be two Rome-Larnaca flights a week, scheduled to ensure convenient connections at Alitalia’s Fiumicino hub to 89 destinations in Italy and Europe; the Middle East and North Africa; the Far East; Asia; and the Americas, including Santiago; and from June 16, Mexico City; as well as Beijing, from July 18.

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Passengers will also be able to take advantage of the new Transit Team, which will provide assistance to accompany them quickly to the departure gate for their connecting flight.

Flights to Larnaca will depart from Rome Fiumicino every Wednesday and Saturday at 22:35, arriving at 02:40 (local time) the following day, while Alitalia aircraft will take off from Larnaca on Thursdays and Sundays at 04.50 (local time), arriving in Rome at 07.15.

The service will be operated with an Airbus A320 aircraft featuring two classes of service, Business and Economy. Alitalia’s MilleMiglia loyalty programme members will be able to earn and redeem miles on these new flights.