LATAM Airlines Brazil has inaugurated today with a press conference at the Ara Pacis the new flight Rome – Sao Paulo, which connects the Fiumicino Airport with that of Guarulhos, with a frequency of three times a week.
The details were revealed by Latans Airlines Group Commercial Director, Joao Murias, and Aeroporti di Roma’s Head of Airline Traffic Development, Federico Scriboni , present at the conference together with Leonardo Costanzo , Head of the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Work of Rome Capital.
Flight JJ8181 will take off from Rome (Leonardo da Vinci International Airport) every Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 10:00 and will reach Sao Paulo / Guarulhos at 18.35 (local time) on the same day, with a flight duration of 12 hours and 35 minutes.
Passengers will be embarked by the new area E for international flights outside Schengen, a state-of-the-art infrastructure, with over 90,000 square meters of shops with the best of Made in Italy and quality services offered to passengers . The return flight on the Italian peninsula will take off from São Paulo at 3:55 pm (local time) every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday arriving in Rome at 7.55 am the following day, with a flight duration of 12 hours.
On the Rome – Sao Paulo route it will be operational with a Boeing 767 , with 191 seats in Economy and 30 in Premium Business.
“We are particularly proud of this new route that we are about to inaugurate and which will link the Italian capital with our hub in São Paulo, gateway to around 120 destinations throughout Latin America” - said Joao Murias . “Double the reason for so much enthusiasm; if on the one hand this means to double the connections from Italy, a market which for us is of fundamental importance in the European scene, on the other we are particularly pleased to be able to include the city of Rome among our destinations and to boast Aeroporti di Roma among the stopovers served by us.
During 2018, LATAM Airlines Group will increase the network of connections between Europe and Latin America , in a long-range strategy aimed at providing increasingly frequent and comfortable connections between the two areas. Rome joins the network of direct connections to and from major European cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, London, Frankfurt and Milan, to which Lisbon will also be added in the coming months.
“We are proud to welcome LATAM as the next new airline operating in Rome – said Fausto Palombelli, Director of Marketing and Development Aviation of ADR – The entry of LATAM with new direct connections to Sao Paulo, represents another important result for Fiumicino airport, made even more relevant considering the potential of the Brazilian market. So far, 50% of passengers flying between Brazil and the Roman catchment reach their final destination making at least one airport somewhere in Europe. The new offer of LATAM direct flights will thus intercept the appreciation of a broad market, stimulating new demand and facilitating cultural and commercial exchanges between two historically very closely linked countries. “