31 January 2017, the date of the last direct flight Bucharest - Rome with Alitalia
Alitalia withdraws from Romania. After giving up the Bucharest-Milan route, which took place in June 2016, Alitalia also gives up the Bucharest - Rome route.
The last direct flight Bucharest - Rome with Alitalia
According to the Alitalia website, the last direct flight Bucharest - Rome will be operated on 31 January 2017. Schedule of the last flights Rome - Bucharest - Rome with Alitalia:
AZ 494 Rome 15: 10 - 18: 15 Bucharest
AZ 495 Bucharest 19: 05 - 20: 15 Rome
The official reasons have not yet been communicated, but it is definitely the commercial side. According to statements made by Cramer Ball, the executive director of Alitalia, the airline is going through a critical period.
Next is 2 heavy months for Alitalia, while looking for solutions to reduce losses and optimize expenses. Cramer Ball calls for the support of unions, employees and authorities to pull in the same direction for a profitable Alitalia.
Alitalia plans include: development of the long-courier flight network, fleet optimization and personnel restructuring.