Alitalia Returns to LAX

Alitalia has restored its service to Los Angeles International Airport. On June 1, the airline will begin nonstop service to Rome, five days per week, giving California its only nonstop service to Italy.

Traveling eastbound, AZ flight 621 will depart LAX at 3:10 p.m. and arrive in Rome the next day at 12:10 p.m. Westbound, AZ flight 620 will depart Rome at 9:10 a.m. and arrive LAX at 1:10 p.m. the same day. The flights will use Boeing 777-200 aircraft with 42 seats in business class and 249 seats in economy. Rates start at $1,299 roundtrip.

Alitalia was the only carrier offering direct flights from LAX to Italy from 1985 to 2002, but the service due to fewer passengers in the wake of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.