Alitalia continues to operate special repatriation flights

Alitalia made this announcement (translated from Italian):

New Alitalia special flights, in collaboration with the Crisis Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and more scheduled connections to facilitate the return to Italy of thousands of compatriots, including many students.

In line with the mission of ensuring an essential public service, Alitalia has increased the number of scheduled flights to five a day from London Heathrow to meet the needs of those who want to return from the United Kingdom. From Brussels, Alitalia flights have become two a day to meet the needs of those in Holland, after the blockade of services on Amsterdam. Also the connections from Paris increased to two a day.

The organization of special flights continues to facilitate the repatriation of thousands of compatriots from those countries to which normal scheduled services can no longer be operated, due to the restrictions imposed on air traffic to and from Italy.

In the next few hours other special flights will be organized from Spain (Madrid and Malaga) between March 21 and 26, from Moldova (Chişinău) for March 22, from Greece (Athens) and from Poland (Warsaw) to March 23, from Ukraine (Kiev) for March 25 and Serbia (Belgrade) for March 26.

Since the beginning of the emergency, Alitalia has already made special connections from the Maldives, Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe), Warsaw, Sofia, Kiev, Madrid, Malaga, Bucharest, Algiers and Tunis, bringing over three thousand compatriots to Italy.

At the moment there is no outstanding request for special flights, however the Company remains in constant contact with the Crisis Unit of the Farnesina to prepare new ones for both passengers and freight.

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