BOSTON (State House News Service) — The connection between Boston and Rome is about to get a little stronger.
ITA Airways announced Tuesday that it is adding a Boston-Rome route beginning Wednesday to its existing connections between the capital of Italy and New York City and Miami.
The first flight from Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport to Logan International Airport will depart Wednesday at 10:20 a.m., with an expected arrival time in Boston of 2 p.m. A flight from Boston to Rome is scheduled to take off at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday and arrive at Fiumicino at 7 a.m. Thursday.
"We welcome ITA Airways to Boston," Todd Smith, aviation operations director at the Massachusetts Port Authority, said. "This service provides travelers a new connection between Boston and Rome, whether it's for business, to study abroad, visit relatives or explore Europe."
The Boston-Rome flights aboard an A330-200 aircraft will run every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday to start, according to plans, before increasing to five days in April, and then daily flights from June to September. The flights will feature three travel classes: business, premium economy and economy.
Written by Michael P. Norton/SHNS