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Italy’s Airline Giant Alitalia Starts Servicing Rome-Incheon Flights
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Italy’s Airline Giant Alitalia Starts Servicing Rome-Incheon Flights
  • By Jung Min-hee
  • June 8, 2015, 02:00
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Gianluca Testa (3rd from left), vice president Asia Pacific for Alitalia; Lee Kwang-soo (4th from left), marketing division head at Incheon Airport Corporation; and others cut a ribbon on June 5 at Incheon International Airport celebrating new route.
Gianluca Testa (3rd from left), vice president Asia Pacific for Alitalia; Lee Kwang-soo (4th from left), marketing division head at Incheon Airport Corporation; and others cut a ribbon on June 5 at Incheon International Airport celebrating new route.

 

The Incheon International Airport Corporation (CEO Park Wan-su) announced that Italy’s national airline Alitalia has started its service from Incheon to Rome on June 5.

Alitalia started its service to Korea 20 years after it stopped its service from Gimpo to Rome in 1995. Also, it has deployed A330-200 (277 seats) planes for the service and offers flights three times a week – Monday, Friday, and Sunday.

Currently, the average occupancy rate of the Incheon-Rome flights in the last three years, which has been solely provided by Korean Air, amounted to 80 percent. As Asiana Airlines will start servicing the flight on June 30, the sky-based competition will become more fierce. 

Incheon International Airport Corporation CEO Park Wan-su said, “Through diversified airline marketing, we have accomplished a splendid feat to attract Italy’s largest airline. This year, the number of international flights grew 16.8 percent, going through continuous growth. We will make every effort to increase the number of flights and to establish a hub network.”

Meanwhile, 88 airlines currently link 182 cities all over the world in Incheon International Airport as of the end of last month.