Alitalia has announced that it will resume flights to Brazil and Argentina from Rome as of December 15, after having suspended them in the spring due to the coronavirus pandemic.
From December 15th Alitalia will operate the direct flight Rome – Sao Paolo (which was suspended in April) and from the 19th of that month the flight Rome – Buenos Aires (cancelled since March), the airline has explained in a note.
The scheduled air services with Brazil and Argentina will be run on a weekly basis and, reported EFE, will allow for the resumption of regular direct connections between Italy and the two South American countries after nine months.
But it will also facilitate the transport of goods, thanks to the cargo capacity of 20 tons (in 80 cubic meters of space) that have the warehouses of Boeing 777-200ER aircraft that will make the airline available on these two routes.
Alitalia has also announced a code-sharing agreement with the Brazilian airline GOL that will enable passengers arriving in Sao Paulo to be connected to 39 other Brazilian destinations, including Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia.
As for Argentina, thanks to the commercial collaboration of the Italian airline with Aerolineas Argentinas, travelers arriving in Buenos Aires will be able to continue their journey to another 33 destinations in the country, including Cordoba, and also to another five in South America, including Santiago de Chile, Lima and Asunción.
With routes from Brazil and Argentina, Alitalia will operate to three intercontinental destinations: these two countries and New York City.
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