Alitalia to Launch Nonstop Service to San Francisco

Alitalia Boeing 777-200
Alitalia Boeing 777-200 | Tis Meyer

The largest airline in Italy plans to operate the first-ever nonstop flights between San Francisco and Rome beginning June 1, 2020.

Alitalia will operate three flights per week from San Francisco to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

“We are thrilled to welcome Alitalia back to San Francisco,” said Airport Director Ivar C. Satero. “We are proud to be the international gateway airport of choice in the Bay Area, and this new service offers our customers first-ever nonstop access from SFO to Rome, one of the most beautiful cities in the world.”

Alitalia will fly this nonstop route using a 293-seat Boeing 777-200 aircraft in a three-class configuration.

Alitalia flights are scheduled to depart San Francisco at 3:15 pm and arrive in Rome at 12:15 pm local time on the following day, after 12 hours of flight. Departures from Rome will be at 9:15 am local time, arriving in San Francisco at 1:15 pm, after 13 hours of flight.

Alitalia returns to San Francisco after a 19-year hiatus, having last operated flights from San Francisco to Milan in October 2001.

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