13JUN21 / 1800Z - Alitalia Virtual Presents: 1-Year Anniversary Fly-In @ LIRF, LICC, LIPZ, LIEA

Welcome to the third Alitalia Virtual IFC event:
Celebrating 1 year since our founding!

For this special event, we are excited to present to you a Fly-In at our headquarters and main hub, Rome-Fiumicino Airport (LIRF). What makes this even more special is that we will be commemorating the Italian “Day of the Republic” (Festa della Repubblica), which is celebrated every year on June 2nd. We are a bit late ;)

The day marks the formation of the Italian Republic in 1946, after the results of a referendum indicated the Italian people were in favour of reforming the country from a Kingdom to a Republic. This year’s celebration is of particular significance, as it is the 75th Anniversary of the original event taking place!

Event Details

Server: Expert
Airports: Rome-Fiumicino (LIRF) | Catania (LICC) | Venice (LIPZ) | Alghero (LIEA)
Time: 2021-06-13T18:00:00Z2021-06-13T20:00:00Z

AZVA Featured Routes

Alitalia Virtual and its pilots will be highlighting three domestic routes from the AZVA network into Rome (LIRF), with three group flights departing from lesser known, but historically important Italian cities:
Catania (LICC), Venice (LIPZ) and Alghero (LIEA).

The departure schedules indicated below are aimed at having everyone approaching into LIRF around the same time.

Catania - Rome

Details & Gate Reservations

Catania is an ancient port city on Sicily’s eastern coast, which sits at the foot of Mt. Etna, an active volcano with trails leading up to the summit. It is one of the biggest leisure destinations in Italy. Catania-Fontanarossa “Vincenzo Bellini” Airport has more flights to/from Rome than any other city, pushing up to 160 weekly flights between Catania and the capital city in the summer of 2019. It is the busiest airport on the island of Sicily, and is named after the opera composer Vincenzo Bellini, who was born in Catania.

Flight: AZ 1732
Equipment: A321, B772, B742
Estimated flight time: 1:00
Departure: 2021-06-13T18:00:00Z
Flight leader: AZVA COO @Miguel_Lara (Alitalia 002VA)
Charts: LICC

Gate Reservations (LICC)
Gate Airline Aircraft Reservation
Remote 301 Alitalia Airbus A321
Remote 304 Alitalia Airbus A321
Remote 306 Alitalia Airbus A321
Remote 311 Alitalia Boeing 747-200 @Menno_R
Remote 314 Alitalia Boeing 777-200ER @Moe_Kid
Remote 316 Alitalia Airbus A321 @Carlos_Camacho
Remote 317 Alitalia Airbus A321 @Kenneth_Natal
Remote 320 Alitalia Boeing 777-200ER @Benrdutch
Remote 323 Alitalia Airbus A321 @Fat_Albert_512
Remote 325 Alitalia Boeing 747-200 @Miguel_Lara
Gate 327 Alitalia Airbus A321
Gate 328 Alitalia Airbus A321 @Carlos_R
Gate 329 Alitalia Airbus A321 @John370
Gate 330 Alitalia Airbus A321 @Antonino
Gate 331 Alitalia Airbus A321 @Wesley_Fry
Gate 332 Alitalia Airbus A321 @titto135

Venice - Rome

Details & Gate Reservations

Venice, a famous tourist hotspot, is the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region and is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals. Venice “Marco Polo” Airport is actually located on the Italian mainland, near the town of Tessera. The airport handled over 11M passengers in 2018, making it the fourth-busiest in Italy, and is named after the Venetian traveler Marco Polo.

Flight: AZ 1476
Equipment: A321, B772, MD11, B742
Estimated flight time: 0:53
Departure: 2021-06-13T18:10:00Z
Flight leader: AZVA CEO @AliAlex (Alitalia 001VA)
Charts: LIPZ

Gate Reservations (LIPZ)
Gate Airline Aircraft Reservation
Gate 323 Alitalia Boeing 747-200 @mauro004
Gate 324 Alitalia Boeing 777-200ER @AliAlex
Gate 325 Alitalia Boeing 777-200ER @Vinicius_Monte
Gate 326 Alitalia Airbus A321 @MainSky
Gate 327 Alitalia Airbus A321 @Dylan.Winklosky
Gate 328 Alitalia Airbus A321 @MrJackT14
Gate 329 Alitalia Airbus A321 @ali_mujeeb
Gate 330 Alitalia Airbus A321 @Gritz
Remote 103 Alitalia McDonnell Douglas MD-11 @Laminar
Remote 105 Alitalia McDonnell Douglas MD-11 @Manav_Suri
Remote 107 Alitalia McDonnell Douglas MD-11 @sanketpandia
Remote 108 Alitalia Boeing 777-200ER @FrancescoM
Remote 109 Alitalia Boeing 747-200
Remote 217 Alitalia Airbus A321 @Gabriel_Gava
Remote 218 Alitalia Airbus A321 @Patricksammonyt1
Remote 219 Alitalia Airbus A321 @Enrique_Fernandez
Remote 220 Alitalia Airbus A321 @Robin3
Remote 221 Alitalia Airbus A321

Alghero - Rome


Details & Gate Reservations

Alghero is a city on the western coast of Sardinia. It is known for being a city encircled by ancient walls, with its perfectly preserved old town center. It has historical and cultural links to Catalonia, and this is emphasized by the fact that the Catalan language is the co-official language of the region. Its airport, officially named “Riviera del Corallo” (Coral Coast), is commonly known as Alghero-Fertilia Airport, after the nearby town of Fertilia.

Flight: AZ 1572
Equipment: A321, B772, MD11
Estimated flight time: 0:43
Departure: 2021-06-13T18:20:00Z
Flight leader: AZVA Head of PR @xvalespx (Alitalia 031VA)

Gate Reservations (LIEA)
Gate Airline Aircraft Reservation
Apron 01 Alitalia McDonnell Douglas MD-11 @Ivan0921
Apron 02 Alitalia Boeing 777-200ER @MetZone
Apron 03 Alitalia Boeing 777-200ER
Apron 04 Alitalia Airbus A321 @xvalespx
Apron 05 Alitalia Airbus A321
Apron 06 Alitalia Airbus A321
Apron 07 Alitalia Airbus A321
Apron 08 Alitalia Airbus A321
Remote 21 Alitalia Airbus A321
Remote 22 Alitalia Airbus A321
Remote 23 Alitalia Airbus A321

Arrival into LIRF

Pilots should expect to utilize runways 16B/34B for arrivals and runways 25 and 16R/34L for post fly-in departures.

At the following link, you may access detailed, mostly up-to-date charts: LIRF Charts
For a Ground chart, with recommended departure and arrival taxi routes, refer to pages 81, 83 and 85.

[All instructions are subject to change following IFATC involvement]

After arriving at LIRF, stay around for a few minutes to get some screenshots! Alitalia Virtual pilots will be flying on to other destinations in our network – feel free to join them!

IFATC will be present at LIRF
G/T/S: @Edoardo_C

Event Sponsored by @AF-KLM_VA

A very special thanks to our friends at AFKLM VA for coming out to support us during our 1-Year Anniversary celebration!
Air France-KLM Virtual | Elevating the Love of Flight

Other VAs are invited to fly from their hubs & meet us in Rome!

Schedule your arrival into LIRF between 2021-06-13T19:00:00Z and 2021-06-13T20:00:00Z
(Contact us for details!)

Interested in joining Alitalia Virtual?

Whether you’ve made up your mind about joining, or simply want to learn more about us, check out some useful links below:

Alitalia Virtual Website
Our 2020 Launch Thread (2021 version coming soon!)
Our Instagram Page


Please spawn 15 minutes before scheduled pushback.
Please use and respect aircraft & livery assignments and gate reservations.
Follow Expert Server rules and/or ATC instructions at all times.
If no ATC is present at this event, the use of Unicom is mandatory.
We are not responsible for any violations you may receive from IFATC.
Be respectful of other pilots.
Most importantly, have fun!

Thank you for your attention, and see you in Rome!

If you have any questions, PM us!

Brought to you by the AZVA team
@AliAlex @Miguel_Lara @Ivan0921 @xvalespx @MetZone


So excited and so proud of the AZVA staff who worked hard on this event! Ci vediamo a Roma!


Happy to be part of the Alitalia Virtual team, and to be able to celebrate our 1-year anniversary! Ill request a gate as soon as i pick a route an A/C!


Congrats friends! Amazing thread, really superb!
Can I have Gate 329 flying from Catania to Rome.


Thank you @John370! It means a lot coming from you!
We’re happy to confirm for you Gate 329 at Catania.
Have a nice flight and thanks for joining us!


Fantastico, viva la Repubblica e viva l’Italia! 🇮🇹


I am proud to be part of 🇮🇹 VA and looking forward to participate. Please book me in:
LIPZ-LIRF Remote 103 Alitalia McDonnell Douglas MD-11

Ciao ! :)


Hey! I‘d love to receive the Catania Route:)
I am really proud to be prt of Azva, love you guys ❤️


@Antonino @Laminar, thanks for reserving a gate! We are grateful you’re coming and that you are a part of our team!


I’m proud of our staff! Thank you guys for working so hard for this awesome event!

See you in the skies of Catania :)


Un A321 dal Tessera per me, grazie.

Venice A321, please


@MainSky Your gate is now confirmed at Venice Airport! Thank you for joining!

@Miguel_Lara See you on the Catania-Rome route!


So happy to lead the flight from LIEA! Hope to see many people.


We look forward to seeing you in Alghero, and later, in Rome! @xvalespx


Hello! I would take this gate please, thank you



Hi! Looks like a great event! I’ll take this if possible :)


@Sam_D206: your gate is confirmed. Thanks for attending!


Gate 325|LIPZ|Alitalia 777-200ER

Please, thank you!


Gate 323 isn’t available. Did you mean Gate 325? @Vinicius_Monte

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yeah, please