The distance between Italy and Cyprus will soon seem a little shorter, thanks to the new direct flights linking Rome and Larnaka from June 8, 2016.
“The new Alitalia service represents an important launch pad for the further development of trade and tourism,” read an official Alitalia statement.
Italy is one of Cyprus’s main trading partners, and according to figures issued by the Italian Statistics Institute, trade between the two countries, encouraged by common interests in the Mediterranean, continued to grow in 2015, with Italian exports standing at 263 million euros and imports at 32 million euros.
There are expected to be two Rome-Larnaka flights per week, scheduled to ensure convenient connections at Alitalia’s Fiumicino hub to 89 destinations worldwide.
Passengers can also expect to be able to take advantage of the new Transit Team, which will provide assistance to accompany them quickly to the departure gate for their connecting flight.
Flights to Larnaka will depart from Rome Fiumicino every Wednesday and Saturday at 22:35, arriving at 02:40 (local time) the following day, while services from Cyprus are scheduled to be on Thursdays and Sundays at 04:50 (local time), arriving in Rome at 07:15.
Alitalia announced that the service will be operated with Airbus A320 aircraft featuring a two class configuration, Business and Economy.
Alitalia also stated that MilleMiglia loyalty programme members will be able to earn and redeem miles on these new flights.