Alitalia recently announced three additional weekly flights on its Rome-Mexico City route, with a new daily service starting on July 3. Daily flights will continue throughout the summer, more than doubling the connectivity and the number of seats available between the two countries. A total of 3,900 seats per week are now available for purchase during the summer.
“Over 40,000 people have flown between Italy and Mexico since Alitalia commenced flights to Mexico in June 2016, demonstrating the strong demand for direct services between the two countries”, said the Chief Executive Officer of Alitalia, Cramer Ball, adding that the new flights will further improve economic and cultural ties, as well as tourism flows between Italy and Mexico.
The outbound flight from Rome Fiumicino to Mexico City departs at 10.40am and arrives at 5pm local time (on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday departure is at 10.25am, landing at 4.45pm local time). The return flight from Mexico City departs at 11.30pm (local time) and arrives in Rome at 6.35pm the following day. The times are scheduled to allow Alitalia passengers from Athens and from 17 Italian and 28 foreign airports to travel to Mexico by taking advantage of convenient connections at Rome Fiumicino.
Thanks to the increased frequency on this route, Alitalia is set to strengthen its presence in the Latin American market. From summer, the Italian airline will operate 31 weekly frequencies to and from six destinations: Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo (seven weekly services for each destination), Santiago (five weekly services), Rio de Janeiro (three weekly services) and Havana (two weekly services). Together with 63 weekly flights to and from six destinations in North America, Alitalia will connect Italy to a total of 12 destinations in the Americas with 94 services a week.
Alitalia’s Mexico City service is operated using a 293-seat Boeing 777 aircraft, the flagship of the Alitalia fleet, arranged in a three-class configuration: business, premium economy and economy.