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Fiumicino, 20 March 2019 – From 12 June, the new Rome-Hangzhou direct connection will be launched from Leonardo Da Vinci Fiumicino airport, operated by Air China. The flights will operate three times a week (Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) and will be done with Airbus 330-200 aircraft.
The arrival of this new destination in the network offered by Rome Fiumicino airport in this path of strong development of long-range connectivity of the hub managed by Aeroporti di Roma, which was the first airport in the world to obtain 2014 Welcome Chinese certification and which, in recent years, has built an ad hoc offer dedicated to Chinese airlines and passengers. With the city of Hangzhou, there are now 10 Chinese destinations connected with Rome, which thereby confirms its status as one of the best-connected European capitals with China.
“With this new direct flight between Rome and Hangzhou - general manager Mr. Ma Nan said - Air China completes its current offer of direct flights to China, now reaching 10 weekly non-stop flights. Just two years ago, we celebrated 30 years of success with Aeroporti di Roma and the collaboration continues in a lucrative way.”
“This new direct connection – said Fausto Palombelli, Aeroporti di Roma Director of Marketing and Aviation Development – confirms the importance of China as an area of strategic development for Rome and reiterates the role of Fiumicino airport as a reference European gateway to attract traffic flows between this market and the Old Continent. It also confirms the effectiveness of the intercontinental airline support business strategy and we are convinced that more good new will arrive soon.”
Hangzhou, ancient silk capital, is about 100 km from Shanghai, to which it is connected via high speed train. Marco Polo described it as “the most beautiful and elegant city in the world”, filled with beautiful sights like the famous XiHu lake, surrounded by pagodas and willows, which has inspired artists and writers with its centuries-old beauty. Hangzhou has always attracted tourists from all over the world thanks to its proximity to Shanghai and Suzhou, the latter twinned with Venice. However, Hangzhou is not just an important tourist destination, but it is also a nerve centre for major companies in the textiles sector, thanks to the ancient silk trade tradition and its central position in the “golden triangle” between Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou. In fact, in this area of China, there are particularly intense trade exchanges with the ‘Made in Italy’ world.
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