On 18 July 2016, Alitalia inaugurates a new Rome-Beijing direct flight, resuming service between Italy and the People’s Republic of China.
The new Beijing service represents Alitalia’s third new intercontinental route of 2016, following Santiago de Chile and Mexico City.
Departure from Rome Fiumicino is every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 2.20 pm, arriving in Beijing at 6.20 am (local time) the next day. Departure from Beijing is every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 9.15 am (local time), arriving in Rome at 2.25 pm. This schedule offers convenient connections in Rome Fiumicino to customers traveling from 50 cities in Italy, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Guests flying to Beijing can connect to more than 30 destinations with SkyTeam Alliance partners China Southern and China Eastern.
Alitalia will operate an Airbus A330 aircraft between Rome and Beijing with 250 seats equipped with three cabin classes: Business, Premium Economy and Economy. Alitalia’s MilleMiglia frequent flyer members can spend and redeem miles on the new flight and if they purchase a ticket to Beijing for travelling within 18 September will earn up to 5,000 extra bonus miles.