SOURCE: Los Angeles World Airports

February 21, 2008 15:40 ET

Alitalia to Launch Nonstop Service From LAX to Rome, Italy

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - February 21, 2008) - On June 1, 2008 Alitalia Airlines returns to Los Angeles with nonstop service to Rome, Italy.

The flight will operate five days per week and will be the only nonstop service between California and Italy.

Traveling eastbound, AZ flight 621 will depart Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) at 3:10 p.m. and arrive Rome, Fiumicino Airport at 12:10 p.m. the following day. Traveling westbound, AZ flight 620 will depart Rome, Fiumicino Airport at 9:10 a.m. and arrive LAX at 1:10 p.m. the same day. Flying times will be approximately 10 hours eastbound and 15 hours westbound. The departure and arrival times allow for connections to and from other cities in California and across the Southwest.

Alitalia will operate a state-of-the-art Boeing 777-200 aircraft on the route. The 291 seat aircraft will offer passengers two classes of service: 42 seats in business class and 249 seats in economy class.

According to Thierry Aucoc, Alitalia's Sr. Vice President for North America, the return to Los Angeles is a key element of Alitalia's new business strategy.

"Alitalia is very pleased to return to Los Angeles, which is an important market in terms of visitors to Italy and as a destination for Italian travelers. The re-opening of the Los Angeles gateway with service to Rome reflects Alitalia's return to its traditional mission as a carrier that serves Italy. Rome is Italy's most popular destination and a natural gateway for traffic to other points in Italy and the Mediterranean area. From Rome, LA passengers will be able to connect to Italian cities such as Florence, Milan and Venice, as well as to destinations outside of Italy such as Athens, Cairo, Moscow, Tel Aviv and Tehran."

For more information on Alitalia, and its products and services, please visit alitalia.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Alitalia
    John DiRienzo
    212-903-3534