Alitalia launches preighter on Mumbai-Rome-New York route

Alitalia’s maiden passenger-to-cargo flight uplifted 45 tonnes of cargo flew from Mumbai destined to Rome and then to New York on June 21. The carrier will be operating a weekly flight every Sunday on the Mumbai-Rome-New York route. This route will be served by B777 passenger aircraft without seats. 

Alitalia has been successfully operating a daily passenger service between Rome and New Delhi with A330 aircraft since 2018 till the suspension of the international air services due to Covid-19 pandemic. Alitalia has a wide network offering connectivity to Europe, USA, South America, Africa, Asia Pacific and Middle East besides the domestic Italian destinations.

In the current situation, the airline has curtailed its domestic as well as international services. Alitalia currently operates some scheduled flights to some intercontinental and short-medium haul destinations, both domestic and international. This includes limited flights to Buenos Aires, New York and Boston besides Mumbai. Cargo charter solutions are also available, using the passenger aircrafts’ belly capacity, and special flights are organized on a spot basis.

Air Logistics Group has been representing Alitalia in India as their cargo GSSA since 2018.  With a comprehensive network of 88 offices in 48 countries across six continents, Air Logistics Group provides tailor-made cargo solutions across the globe.