Yesterday at 1:30 PM, Alitalia flight 618 arrived at IAD for the first time. This is the first of a year round service from Rome to Washington, operating on 5 days of the week. Passengers will get to enjoy a unique dining experience aboard the flight.
Why is it important?
According to Jack Potter, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority: "Alitalia’s newly announced year-round service to Rome further enhances the connectivity and choice available for business travelers and tourists on both sides of the Atlantic.”
According to https://www.flydulles.com/iad/alitalia-announces-nonstop-year-round-service-between-dulles-international-and-rome: “Dulles International will become Alitalia’s sixth passenger service gateway in the United States.”
This route is very exciting for me and many others because now, the US east coast is even better connected to Italy. Italy is a place that many have wanted to visit now, and now, those from Washington can visit Italy without stops.
Thanks for taking the time to read about this exciting news!