16 April 2020
Alitalia continues to organize special flights to repatriate Italian citizens; Airline schedules daily cargo services from China until 4 May
New special flights from Spain, Mozambique, Algeria and India; cargo services from Shanghai will be operated every day until 4 May
Repatriation of compatriots from abroad continues thanks to the special flights organized by Alitalia in coordination with the Crisis Unit of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, even from airports not usually served by the Airline.
Tomorrow morning, 17 April, an Alitalia’s Embraer 190 aircraft will operate a new special service on the Madrid - Rome route, while on the evening of 18 April a Boeing 777-200ER will carry employees of an oil company back from Maputo to Rome.
On the early afternoon of Sunday 19 April, another Alitalia’s Boeing 777-200ER, a large-capacity aircraft that usually flies on long-haul routes, will bring numerous compatriots back from Algiers to Rome, while on the morning of 21 April another special flight from Bangalore (India), operated with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, will land in Rome Fiumicino airport.
In parallel with the special services organized to repatriate hundreds of Italian citizens from abroad, Alitalia has organized additional cargo flights from China to import millions of protective face masks and other medical supplies into our country.
Due to the strong demand for flights to transport the medical equipment to Italy, until May 4 the Airline will operate a daily cargo flight to and from Shanghai alternating Boeing 777 aircraft, which have the largest cargo capacity among the Airline’s fleet, and Airbus 330-200.
All Alitalia’s cargo services are stopping in Novosibirsk, Siberia, to alternate crews in service, in order to respect the restrictions put in force by the Chinese Authorities that impose the quarantine for travelers arriving from Italy, including the flight crews of Alitalia.
Edited by Alisè Vitri
Text source: Alitalia Press Office
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