The coronavirus emergency has literally paralyzed air traffic. This has generated serious problems for many of our compatriots who were abroad. Companies are gradually returning traffic to semi-normal levels. Among the good news, the resumption of direct connections with Spain, the United States and soon also with Argentina. Many European and southern Italy routes will also start shortly.
Starting from June 2nd, Alitalia will restore the non-stop connection between Rome and New York and flights with Spain (Rome-Madrid and Rome-Barcelona). The news agency Adnkronos wrote it. According to the agency, direct connections between Milan and southern Italy also restart.
According to estimates, Alitalia will make 36% more flights than in May, operating 30 routes from 25 airports, of which 15 in Italy and 10 abroad. Until the reopening of Linate, Alitalia will perform two daily return flights from Malpensa, in addition to the 8 daily services with Rome Fiumicino, to Bari, Catania and Palermo. All this except for any extensions of the restrictions on air transport to and from Sicily currently in force.
Spain reopens its borders to Italy. The Spanish government has lifted the ban on entry to the country, which was decreed by the Spanish council of ministers on 10 March. The ban has been the subject of several extensions in recent months.
To restore the freedom of movement between Italy and Spain, there is also the further step from June 3 in Italy. Last week, the Italian government announced the lifting of travel restrictions on other EU countries on June 3. Furthermore, from that date, quarantine will not be necessary for travelers arriving from the EU.