With a full flight landed this morning in Fiumicino, the Australian national airline Qantas has in fact inaugurated the season of non-stop flights between Italy and Australia driven by the rekindling of the desire on the part of travelers to travel the world afterwards. two years of severe restrictions.
The direct flight from Australia to Rome
The new Qantas flight, welcomed on arrival this morning, among others, by the Australian ambassador for Italy, San Marino and Albania, Margaret Twomey and Federico Scriboni, Head of Aviation Business Development at Aeroporti di Roma, however, it is the only direct connection between Australia and continental Europe offered by an airline. The demand for “point-to-point” travel – explains Qantas – has in fact increased after Covid and the new route is already proving very popular, as Australians flock to Italy to enjoy a summer holiday in Europe and Europeans they go to Australia to visit friends and relatives and experience a unique holiday at the antipodes. Operated with a Boeing 787/900 Dreamliner, the Rome-Perth-Sidney flight runs three times a week (Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday).
“Greater impetus for bilateral relations between the two countries”
“We are really happy to see the return of Qantas flights to Rome – Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said at Fiumicino – We are witnessing a strong demand for international travel, as more and more countries relax restrictions. Australians are moving forward. moving really a lot. Our customers want to rediscover the world, as well as to move for family reasons and reconnect business ties, and Italy is at the top of their travel wish list “. Satisfaction with the return of the flight was therefore expressed by Adr who said she was honored to welcome Rome to the first flight in history from Australia to Italy and continental Europe. “The flight we are celebrating today will give even greater impetus to bilateral relations between the two countries and represents an important development opportunity for both tourism and business”, said Federico Scriboni Head of Aviation Business Development of Aeroporti di Roma during the ceremony. inaugural. “This important milestone – said Ivan Bassato, Adr’s Chief Aviation Officer – is the result of a long collaboration between Qantas and Adr with the support of the national institutions. Rome and Italy confirm the attractiveness of the largest market in terms of volumes between Australia and continental Europe. In 2019 about 500,000 passengers flew between the two countries with an intermediate stopover. Now they will be able to do so with a direct flight. We believe – he concluded – that this important achievement is only the beginning to explore further opportunities for collaboration and will strengthen the already significant social and economic relations between Australia and Italy, facilitating the development of the mobility of passengers and goods in the near future “. Finally, for Enit (National Tourism Agency), the return of the flight between Australia and Italy “represents – said Maria Elena Rossi, marketing director of Enit – a breath of fresh air for the sector that sees it restart with flights from overseas renewed energy “.
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