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Alitalia continues to organize special flights to repatriate Italians

Between today and Tuesday; cargo flights until May 4

Repatriation of compatriots from abroad continues thanks to the special flights organized by Alitalia in coordination with the Crisis Unit of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, even from airports not usually served by the Airline.

This morning, 17 April, an its Embraer 190 aircraft operates a new special service on the Madrid-Rome route, while on the evening of 18 April a B-777/200ER will carry employees of an oil company back from Maputo to Rome.

On the early afternoon of Sunday 19 April, another Alitalia’s B-777/200ER, a large-capacity aircraft that usually flies on long-haul routes, will bring numerous compatriots back from Algiers to Rome, while on the morning of 21 April another special flight from Bangalore (India), operated with a B-777/300ER airplane, will land in Rome-Fiumicino airport.

In parallel with the special services organized to repatriate hundreds of Italian citizens from abroad, the carrier has organized additional cargo flights from China to import millions of protective face masks and other medical supplies in Italy.

Due to the strong demand for flights to transport the medical equipment to Italy, until May 4 the airline will operate a daily cargo flight to and from Shanghai alternating B-777 plane, which have the largest cargo capacity among the carrier’s fleet, and A-330/200.

All its cargo services are stopping in Novosibirsk, Siberia, to alternate crews in service, in order to respect the restrictions put in force by the Chinese Authorities that impose the quarantine for travellers arriving from Italy, including the flight crews.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency