Alitalia, Italy’s national airline, plans to add three weekly flights on its Tel Aviv-Rome route starting in April, bringing the number of its weekly flights between Israel and Italy to 29.
The airline will offer four flights a day on Mondays through Saturdays and five flights on Sundays. The flights will be added on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. They will leave Rome at 9:30 am and Tel Aviv at 3:50 pm.
It will be the highest number of flights offered by a European airline from Tel Aviv to a European city after Turkish Airlines.
Aldo D'Elia, Alitalia's country manager in Israel, explained that Alitalia decided to increase the number of flights from Tel Aviv due to the growing demand for connecting flights from Israel to Europe and other destinations.
"Many of our passengers continue with us to destinations in Latin America, like Buenos Aires and Sao Paolo, as well as to North America, mainly New York. In addition, quite a few Israelis fly with us to Marrakesh and Casablanca in Morocco," he said.