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NOVEMBER NEWS BULLETIN
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LETTER FROM OUR CBO TO THE TRADE.

In a letter to the trade, Fabio Maria Lazzerini, Chief Business Officer for Alitalia, shared an overview of the Company’s year to date performance. The revenue growth trend recorded in the first half of the year continues in the 3rd quarter as passenger revenues are projected to increase +7.1% compared to the previous year. The growth trend is extended to all networks and is driven by a +1% increase in load factor (boosted by 4%-6% increase in premium cabin load factors) combined with a +8.5% in yield. The positive performance indicators are a result of an improved revenue management strategy and a reorganization of our Global Sales focused on Corporate and Business Travel and Leisure Travel. Extremely positive results were recorded also by our Cargo Division, +7.7% compared to last year and Ancillary Revenue Division showing +22% increase. Full CBO letter
 
 
NETWORK — NEW NONSTOP SERVICE WASHINGTON TO ROME.

Starting May 2, 2019, Alitalia will operate year-round service from Washington to Rome.

By next summer Alitalia will operate 5 weekly nonstop flights to Rome Fiumicino (FCO)out of Washington (IAD) with convenient connections to over 26 cities in Italy, and main capitals in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

The service will be operated with an Airbus 330 aircraft configured in three classes of service: Magnifica, Premium Economy and Economy.

The new flight, available to sell in the GDS systems, will have the following schedule:
 

ITINERARY

TIMES

FLIGHT

FREQUENCIES

WASHINGTON (IAD) - ROME(FCO)*

16:15 - 07:00

AZ619

1..4567

ROME (FCO) – WASHINGTON (IAD)

9:30 - 13:30

AZ618

1..4567


*Arrival Following Day
 
 
PRODUCT AND SERVICE — CASA ALITALIA LOUNGES.

The recently opened "Casa Alitalia - Piazza di Spagna" is conveniently located in the boarding area "E" in Rome Fiumicino Airport. The spacious lounge features comfortable and relaxing spaces for working or savoring Italian specialties served with a wide selection of Italian wines and international drinks. “Casa Alitalia” offers areas for meditation and prayer, a library and a dedicated play area for kids. Free Casa Alitalia access is reserved to Alitalia Freccia Alata Plus, Freccia Alata, SkyTeam Elite Plus club members; to passengers holding a Magnifica and medium-haul Business Class Alitalia ticket; and to Alitalia American Express Platinum card holders flying with Alitalia. Take a virtual tour.
 
 
GENERAL INFORMATION – MILAN LINATE AIRPORT CLOSURE.

Milan Linate Airport will close for runway maintenance from July 27 to 27 October 27, 2019. Alitalia will move connections to all national and international destinations served by Linate (about 200 per day) to Malpensa to minimize the impact to passengers. Passengers can choose between Malpensa (9 daily connections) or Bergamo (4 new daily connections) when traveling to and from Rome. Passengers who have purchased a ticket affected by the closure may be rebooked on flights to and from Malpensa without penalty or request a refund of the ticket. Full Repro Policy
 
 
ITALY WITHOUT THE CROWDS

From top destinations to unique locales, help your clients see a new side of Italy. Italy's appeal remains undeniable: In 2018 alone, Italy made the list as a top destination for millennials, honeymooners and families. Given this strong and steady popularity, during the height of the tourist season, the crowds can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, there are plenty of undiscovered treasures for your clients to explore in Italy, from less-visited attractions in classic destinations like Venice and Rome to off-the-beaten path areas such as the Dolomites, Puglia and Sicily. And even for travelers who want to experience the country's most famed offerings, there are ways to do so without braving too many crowds – as long as agents know how to point clients in the right direction. Read more on how you can offer your clients an unforgettable and memorable vacation, off the beaten track.
 
   
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