Alitalia Resumes Flights to Amman from Rome

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

AIG announced that Alitalia will soon be resuming flights to Amman from the Italian capital city of Rome after a 6-year hiatus.

As of June 10, Alitalia will operate non-stop flights between Amman and Rome aboard their Airbus 320. The service will be offered on 4 weekly flights between the two capitals. Flights from Rome to Amman will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Fridays and from Amman to Rome on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Curtis Grad, Chief Executive Officer of AIG commented on this service saying: "We are very pleased to welcome Alitalia`s back to Amman. It is another strong signal that QAIA is on solid footing for continued development and diversification, adding to a rapidly growing list of regular air services from no less than 40 airlines linking Jordan to more than 60 destinations across the globe."

"With the new operation to Jordan, Alitalia will strengthen its position in the Middle East Area", said a statement issued by Alitalia. "With a total of 82 destinations, out of which 28 domestic, 40 International and 14 Intercontinental, Alitalia is going therefore to offer to its customer the best product to Italy, giving as well the opportunity to get the best and convenient connections to Europe, UK, U.S.A., Canada, North Africa and the rest of the world", The statement added.

The USD750 million rehabilitation and expansion works at QAIA are well underway, including the construction of a new state-of-the-art 100,000 square meter passenger terminal. AIG is a Jordanian company with private shareholding by Invest AD (Abu Dhabi, UAE), Noor Financial Investment Company (Kuwait), Edgo Group (Jordan), Joannou & Paraskevaides (Overseas) Limited (Cyprus), J&P-Avax (Greece) and Aéroports de Paris Management (France).