TRAVEL GAZETTE – Alitalia will operate flights to Cyprus from next month with a brand news direct international service connecting Rome and Larnaca from June 8.
The new service represents an important launch pad for the further development of trade and tourism, according to a press release from the airline.
Italy, the press release says, is one of Cyprus’ main trading partners, and according to figures issued by the Italian Statistics Institute Istat, trade between the two countries, encouraged by common interests in the Mediterranean, continued to grow in 2015, with Italian exports standing at €263 million and imports at €32 million.
“Today Cyprus and Italy are closer than ever before, thanks to the new Alitalia direct flight to Rome. I am sure that this new service will foster important benefits in terms of economical, trade and cultural exchanges, as well as increasing tourism between the two countries”, said Lorna Dalziel, Senior Vice President Global Sales of Alitalia.