Alitalia 2 stops
Etihad Airways 2 stops
Alitalia is Italy’s national airline and has its main hub at Rome Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport. Facing bankruptcy in 2013, Alitalia managed to get out of it after Etihad Airways took a 49% stake in the airline. From London, Alitalia is a top choice for cheap flights to Rome.
The company was founded in 1946, just after the Second World War with the financial support of two British companies. Its first flight took place on the 5th of May, 1947 from Turin to Rome and then proceeding to Catania in Sicily. Alitalia began international flights when it launched cheap flights to Oslo. Alitalia met its glory years in the 1960s by becoming the third ranking European airline according to passenger numbers per kilometre. As a company with high customer satisfaction, Alitalia was privatised in 2008 after long negotiations and joined the Air France-KLM group. In 2009 the company was integrated to AirOne and expanded its network and fleet considerably.
The fare for children aged 2-11 is around 85% of the adult’s fare as long as the child travels accompanied by an adult. In certain cases there are no discounts for children. For infants less than 2 years old, the ticket price is 10% of the adult fare as long as they sit on the lap of the accompanying adult. There are also senior’s discounts on certain destinations.
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