Aviation Online has strengthened its global profile after being selected to represent Italy’s national carrier, Alitalia, as the airline’s general sales and service agent in Australia and New Zealand.
Alitalia believes the decision to select Aviation Online as its representative in the Australasian region will boost awareness, provide added exposure and help to drive company sales and profits.
“Australia and New Zealand are important source markets for Alitalia for leisure, business and visiting friends and relatives travel to, within and beyond Italy to points throughout Europe and North Africa,” Alitalia vice president Asia Pacific Gianluca Testa said.
Alitalia offers codeshare flights with Etihad Airways from Sydney and Melbourne to Rome and Milan, via Dubai, coupled with a growing network of routes and frequencies to and from its European base.
“We will reintroduce Rome as an affordable and convenient gateway to Europe, and build greater awareness of Alitalia as the airline of choice to Italy and beyond,” Aviation Online managing director Anthony Cassar said.