Alitalia to restart New York and Spain flights as Italy's lockdown eases

May 21, 2020 1018

Alitalia said on Wednesday it would increase flights by 36 percent as Italy prepares to welcome holidaymakers in June. The troubled Italian airline, which is set to be nationalised, plans to resume flights between Rome and New York as well as certain flights to Spain, including from Rome to Madrid and Barcelona, from June 2nd. It will also resume some domestic flights, including routes between Milan and southern Italian airports.

The decision came after the Italian government announced unrestricted travel to and from EU countries, with no quarantine requirement, would be allowed from June 3rd. It is not yet known when unrestricted travel from the US will be allowed, however. From July, Alitalia said it plans to be operating at about 40 percent of its level it planned before the coronavirus crisis hit.

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