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Alitalia returns to South Africa after a 16-year absence

Alitalia has returned to South Africa after a 16-year absence when an Airbus A330 arrived at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport on 9 April.

The Italian airline will operate four flights a week between Rome and Johannesburg, adding to Alitalia’s network of 94 international destinations with over 4,000 weekly flights and 143 routes.

Alitalia chief commercial officer, Fabio Maria Lazzerini says: “We are delighted to be back in South Africa and especially O. R. Tambo International Airport which remains the busiest airport in Africa and a gateway to the region. This was always an important market for us and we are pleased that the process of restructuring and realignment of Alitalia has now permitted us to return.”

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Source: Lloyd Orr Communications : www.lloydorr.com