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Alitalia will this winter add a new direct non-stop service between Rome and Havana, from 29 November, and confirm year-round flights to Santiago, Mexico City and Beijing which were launched earlier this year.

The Italian airline will from December operate an additional Boeing 777 aircraft to support the development of its intercontinental network, bringing the airline’s long-haul fleet to a total of 25.

Alitalia will also improve its Spanish route network with a new twice-weekly Rome-Tenerife service operating every Saturday and Sunday from 30 October with an Airbus A320 aircraft which offers business and economy service.

The airline will also during the winter replace Airbus A320 aircraft with larger A330 planes on its daily flight from Rome to Tehran.

The A330 wide-body plane will provide 55 per cent more passenger seats and 70 tonnes of cargo space a week, in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity service and luxurious Poltrona Frau leather seats that fully recline to a comfortable flatbed, as well as enjoying an award winning onboard fine dining menu which features the best of Italian regional food.

On the domestic network, the Italian airline will bring the north and south of the country even closer together with confirmation for the winter months of a daily service between Bologna and Catania and more connections from Milan to Bari, Catania and Pescara. More flights are also scheduled from Rome to Trieste and Catania, and between Naples and Catania.

Tickets can be bought on-line at, via the airline’s reservations centre on 89.20.10, overseas on +39 06 65 649, at travel agencies or at Alitalia’s ticket offices at various airports. Members of the Alitalia’s MilleMiglia loyalty programme can earn and redeem miles on the whole airline’s routes.