Alitalia directly connecting CDMX and Rome

By Valeria Bigurra Peñavera

The Italian airline seeks to strengthen its presence in Latin America.

Alitalia inaugurated its new route between Mexico City and Rome last week in order to strengthen its presence in Latin America.

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In May, the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, announced during his message to media on the occasion of the first state visit of the President of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic, Matteo Renzi, that there were plans of opening a direct flight between the two cities from June 16.

The airline will operate three weekly flights, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, and the aircraft in charge of making these direct flights will be a Boeing 777, which has a capacity for 293 passengers, with which around 6,900 seats per month will be offered.

From Mexico City, flights will depart at 23:30 and arrive in Rome at 18:35 hours the next day, and on the other hand the flights will leave the Italian capital at 10:25 hours and will touch Mexican soil at 16:45 hours.

It is noteworthy that the renewal of this flight is essential to promote bilateral investment, besides the Mexican market is also important for the Italian airline, because approximately 180,000 Mexicans visited Italy last year, while 130,000 Italians entered Mexico.

Alitalia increased its offer in the zone in May, when they opened the direct route to Santiago de Chile, and currently it has a presence in five Latin American destinations: Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Sao Paolo, Rio de Janeiro and now Mexico City.

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