Rome’s Fiumicino Airport launches threenew direct flights to China

Rome’s Leonardo Da Vinci Airport in Fiumicino will launch of three new direct flights linking the Italian capital with the Chinese cities of Chengdu, Shenzhen and Hangzhou starting from the end of May.

The new routes to Chengdu and Shenzhen will be operated by Chinese companies Sichuan Airlines and Hainan Airlines, with three and two weekly direct flights, respectively.

From June 25, Sichuan Airlines will be operating a new Italy-China connection with a direct flight to Chengdu three times a week, while Hainan Airlines will open up a direct flight to Shenzhen, which will operate twice weekly starting from May 30.

The Rome-Chengdu direct route is the first of its kind between the two cities and marks Sichuan Airlines’ very first entry into the Italian market. Hainan Airlines’ two new weekly direct flights to Shenzhen will add to the already existing three weekly flights with a stopover in Wuhan in central China.

A new direct route three times a week linking Rome with Hangzhou in China is to be launched on June 12, operated by Air China.