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Singapore Airlines resumes nonstop flights to Rome Fiumicino

Singapore Airlines has resumed nonstop flight from Singapore to Rome (Fiumicino).

The restored route will operate three days a week.

Singapore Airlines is the first airline to have restored nonstop connections to East Asia at Leonardo da Vinci since the onset of the pandemic.

Marco Finelli reporting from Italy.

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QANTAS Airways launches its new nonstop route to Rome

QANTAS Airways has made this announcement:

QANTAS launched another new route from Australia to Rome on June 25 with direct seasonal flights from Perth to Rome taking off in time for the European summer as Australians reignite their passion for globetrotting after two years of travel restrictions.

Above Copyright Photo: The inaugural flight arrives in Rome.

Qantas will also launch two new international routes, from Perth to Johannesburg from  November 1 and Perth to Jakarta from November 30 this year.

Qantas’ new nonstop flight from Australia to Italy is the only direct flight between Australia and continental Europe offered by any airline.

“Our flights from Perth to London are heavily booked, we’ve fast-tracked the return of our A380 fleet which will free up our 787s to operate new routes including Melbourne to Dallas, and we’re deploying A330’s to other new destinations including India and South Korea later this year.

“Qantas began services from Sydney to Rome in 1948 as part of our seven-stop Kangaroo Route to London, and from the early 1990s we flew our Queen-of-the-skies Boeing 747 twice a week until 2003 when direct services were suspended during the SARS pandemic.

Qantas will operate three flights a week from Sydney to Rome (via Perth) as the only non-stop flight between Australia and Continental Europe. Qantas passengers are also able to take advantage of a “circle fare” allowing them to fly into Rome and return to Australia from London on the one Qantas ticket.

To celebrate the launch of the new Rome route, Qantas has introduced a number of new Italian-inspired menu items and Negroni cocktails across its lounges and inflight.

It has also added a special one-off collection of iconic Italian films to its Inflight Entertainment offering across all international flights featuring classics such as Scent Of A Woman, Rome, Open City and Life is Beautiful for additional Italian travel inspiration.

Qantas will operate the thrice weekly flights from Rome to Sydney (via Perth) until  October 6 with a 236-seat Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in three classes: 42 fully lie-flat Business, 28 Premium Economy and 166 Economy seats.

All photos by Marco Finelli.

Marco Finelli reporting from Italy.

WestJet takes off and arrives in Rome

WestJet last night launched its long-awaited service to Rome with the departure of WestJet flight 32 from YYC Calgary International Airport at 6:20 p.m. local time. This first ever scheduled connection between Calgary and Rome, operated on WestJet’s 320-seat 787 Dreamliner, marked a major milestone in the recovery of Alberta’s travel and tourism industry and was celebrated alongside The Honourable Rajan Sawhney, Alberta’s Minister of Transportation and Bob Sartor, President and CEO, YYC Calgary Airport Authority.

WestJet Rome inaugural ribbon cutting. From left: Angela Avery, WestJet, Executive Vice-President, External Affairs, Bob Sartor, CEO, YYC Calgary International Airport Authority, Minister Rajan Sawhney, Government of Alberta, Minister of Transportation, Chris Hedlin, WestJet, Vice-President, Network & Alliances. (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)

WestJet’s new service to and from Rome rounds out the airline’s enhanced investments in Alberta’s transatlantic connectivity and is providing Alberta with a 43 per cent increase in WestJet’s service to Europe, compared to 2019. With five European destinations to explore, Western Canadians and northwestern based Americans can now seamlessly connect to Rome, Paris, Dublin and both London-Heathrow and Gatwick from WestJet’s convenient Calgary hub.  This new connection will further expedite Canada’s travel and tourism recovery as international visitors benefit from a convenient nonstop flight to experience the vibrancy of what Alberta and Canada has to offer.

WestJet’s service to Rome will operate during peak season up to three-times weekly.  The flight was originally set to launch in May of 2020 but was postponed due to the pandemic.

Route Peak frequency Start date Departure Arrival
Calgary – Rome 3x weekly May 7, 2022 6:20 p.m. 11:55 a.m. (local)
Rome – Calgary 3x weekly May 8, 2022 1:55 p.m. (local) 4:19 p.m.

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QANTAS to restore the Rome route on June 22, 2022

 

QANTAS Airways has made this announcement:

Qantas will reignite its love affair with Rome, adding direct flights from Australia to the eternal city from the middle of next year.

From June 22, 2022, Qantas will operate the only direct service between Australia and continental Europe, flying three return Sydney-Perth-Rome flights per week to meet demand over the European holiday peak season.

The new flight will cut more than three hours off the current fastest travel time to Rome using the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, with cabins designed specifically for long haul travel.

Customers will be able to combine Qantas’ Rome flights with its double-daily direct flights between Australia and London, meaning they will be able to fly in and out of different cities on one return ticket through to October 2022.

Qantas recently started new flights from Sydney and Melbourne to Delhi and re-started a number of existing routes from Sydney and Melbourne to destinations including Los Angeles, London and Singapore.

The seasonal route will operate from June 22 until October 6, 2022. Qantas will offer connections to 16 destinations in Europe including Athens, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Nice, Madrid and Paris and 15 destinations within Italy including Milan and Venice.

Flyr expands to Copenhagen, Paris and Rome

Flyr (Oslo) is again expanding in Europe.

Flyr previously added its first European destination, Alicante, Malaga and Nice on August 21. The company is now expanding its frequencies to Alicante and Malaga.

Now the new airline has announced it will also add three new destinations.

The airline issued this statement:

Flyr is launching three new routes to some favorite destinations among Norwegians: Copenhagen, Paris, and Rome.

Simultaneously, the new Oslo-based airline’s flight program will expand with more weekly departures to the popular destinations of Alicante and Malaga.

“We listened to our customers, and many wanted Flyr routes to Copenhagen, Paris, and Rome. In addition, we now also have the pleasure of expanding our route offerings for Norwegians who want to travel to Malaga and Alicante”, says Thomas Ramdahl, Commercial Director of Flyr.

Flyr’s first international routes went to Nice, Alicante, and Malaga on August 21, and the company has subsequently experienced great demand from Norwegians who want more weekly departures to Alicante and Malaga.

Flyr will launch several additional exciting destinations in the coming weeks.

Top Photo (all others by the airline): NewYard25.

Etihad Airways to introduce Boeing 787 Dreamliners to Rome and Frankfurt

Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner A6-BLO (msn 39660) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 945941.

From June 1, 2019, Etihad Airways will introduce a new two-class Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the largest variant of the technologically advanced aircraft, on its scheduled daily morning service from Abu Dhabi to Rome, complementing the second overnight 777-300ER departure. On July 1, the airline will introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its two daily services to Frankfurt.

  • Latest 787-10 on morning service to Rome
  • Frankfurt double daily service to go all-Dreamliner on the 787-9
  • Etihad Dreamliners feature industry-leading, award-winning cabins

The two-class 787-9 features Etihad Airways’ next-generation Business and Economy Class cabins, configured with 299 seats – 28 Business Studios and 271 Economy Smart Seats. The 336-seat 787-10 features 32 Business Studios and 304 Economy Smart Seats.

 

 

Boeing 787-10 / 777-300ER schedule to Rome, effective June 1, 2019

Flight

Origin

Departs

Destn

Arrives

Freq

Aircraft

EY 85

Abu Dhabi

02:15

Rome

06:20

Daily

Boeing 777-300ER

EY 86

Rome

11:00

Abu Dhabi

19:05

Daily

Boeing 777-300ER

EY 83

Abu Dhabi

08:50

Rome

13:00

Daily

Boeing 787-10

EY 84

Rome

22:00

Abu Dhabi

06:05+1

Daily

Boeing 787-10

Boeing 787-9 schedule to Frankfurt, effective July 1, 2019

Flight

Origin

Departs

Destn

Arrives

Freq

Aircraft

EY 1

Abu Dhabi

02:10

Frank
furt

06:45

Daily

Boeing 787-9

EY 2

Frank
furt

11:20

Abu Dhabi

19:45

Daily

Boeing 787-9

EY 7

Abu Dhabi

09:35

Frank
furt

14:20

Daily

Boeing 787-9

EY 8

Frank
furt

21:45

Abu Dhabi

06:00+1

Daily

Boeing 787-9

Notes: All departures and arrivals are listed in local time.

Top Copyright Photo: Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner A6-BLO (msn 39660) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 945941.

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Tus Air to add new service to Rome

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Tus Air (Tus Airways) is adding a new route to Rome (FCO) from Larnaca. The new route will operate two days a week with Fokker 100s starting on December 11, 2017.

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Tus Airways is an airline based in Cyprus. The airline received its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) in October 2015 and the Commercial Aviation License in December 2015.

Tus Airways is a scheduled airline and started operations in March 2016.

Tus Airways operates flights to the following destinations:

Cyprus
Larnaca – Larnaca International Airport Base

Israel
Tel Aviv – Ben Gurion Airport

Greece
Athens – Athens International Airport

Italy
Rome – Fiumicino Airport (starting on December 11, 2017)

All photos by Tus Air.

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Delta to add two new European routes from Detroit and Minneapolis/St. Paul

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) will launch the summer seasonal Detroit – Munich route on May 26 with Boeing 767-400 ER aircraft according to a company press release.

In addition, the airline will also add the seasonal daily Minneapolis/St. Paul – Rome (Fiumicino) also on May 26 with Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft.

In all, Delta will offer five new routes across the Atlantic beginning next summer: Detroit to Munich; Minneapolis-St. Paul to Rome; New York-JFK to Edinburgh, Scotland; Salt Lake City to London-Heathrow; and Raleigh-Durham to Paris-Charles de Gaulle.

Copyright Photo: Javier Rodriguez/AirlinersGallery.com. Delta Air Lines’ Boeing 767-432 ER N845MH (msn 29719) in the 2015 The Breast Cancer Research Foundation livery departs from London (Heathrow).

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Eurowings to add four new routes from Vienna

Eurowings (Dusseldorf) in February, through its parent (Lufthansa Group,) announced Vienna, Austria would be its first base outside of Germany:

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“Following close consultation with Austrian Airlines (Vienna) and at the carrier’s own request, two Airbus A320 aircraft are being stationed at VIE initially, offering point-to-point connections on European routes. The aircraft are to fly in the colors of the new Eurowings. The aircraft will be staffed with crews from Austrian. This partnership is possible as a result of Austrian’s new collective agreement, which was entered into in December 2014 and offers additional prospects to the 900 pilots and 2,300 flight attendants.

With the new Eurowings brand, the Lufthansa Group is entering new markets in the price-sensitive leisure travel sector, thereby safeguarding its leading position in its home markets of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium. By the end of 2015, Eurowings and Germanwings along with other European airlines are to be united on a joint platform and should acquire new customers by offering low-cost short and long-haul services.”

In October, Eurowings will be taking over 55 routes from Germanwings along with the appropriate amount of aircraft and crews to fly the newly assigned routes.

Eurowings has now announced a further expansion at VIE with four additional routes starting on  November 9 to Barcelona, London (Stansted), Palma de Mallorca and Rome (Fiumicino).

The new Eurowings will operate the Airbus A320s in Austria under a new Austrian AOC.

Copyright Photo: Andi Hiltl/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-214 D-AIZR (msn 5525) approaches the runway at Zurich.

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