Alitalia resumes flights to Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires.
Alitalia operated the first flights to São Paulo (Brazil), after a suspension of more than nine months. And services to Buenos Aires (Argentina) will resume at the end of this week.
The new Alitalia has resumed operations between Rome Fiumicino (FCO) and São Paulo Guarulhos (GRU) on 15 December. A flight from the Italian capital to Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini (EZE) is to be operated on December 19.
Both routes will be honored with Boeing 777-200ER aircraft with a frequency of 1 flight per week.
In Brazil, a new code-share agreement with GOL will provide Alitalia passengers with connections to 39 other destinations in the country.
Meanwhile, flights from Buenos Aires will operate with the commercial support of SkyTeam colleagues, Aerolineas Argentinas. Argentina's national carrier will provide connections to another 33 Argentine domestic destinations.
Alitalia said that the resumption of both routes is supported by the demand for goods. Boeing 777-200ER aircraft have a load capacity of 20 tons.
By adding the route, Alitalia has restored flights to 21 international destinations. However, only three are long-distance routes: New York JF Kennedy (JFK), São Paulo and Buenos Aires.
In October, it was confirmed that Alitalia will be replaced by the new state-owned company Trasporto Aereo. The new Alitalia will include 75 aircraft and 7.000 employees, down from the 92 aircraft currently owned and over 11.000 employees.