SkyTeam Alliance Carriers Continental Airlines and Alitalia Commence Codesharing


Nov 15, 2005
Source: PR Newswire

SkyTeam alliance members Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) and Alitalia today announced they are beginning codesharing to provide better service to passengers who travel between Italy and the U.S. and transfer between the two carriers.

Continental and Alitalia are two of the nine carriers who make up the SkyTeam alliance, which also includes Aeromexico, Air France, Czech Airlines, Delta, KLM, Korean Air and Northwest.

Effective immediately, Continental will place its code (CO*) on the following Alitalia flights: between Rome/Milan and Bari, Brindisi, Catania, Florence, Lamezia Terme, Naples, Palermo, Pisa, Trieste and Venice, Italy; between Rome and Bologna, Genoa, Reggio di Calabria, Turin and Verona, Italy; and between Rome/Milan and Tirana, Albania. These flights will connect with Continental's daily non-stop services between New York/Newark and both Rome and Milan.

At the same time, Alitalia will place its code (AZ*) on Continental flights between New York/Newark and 11 U.S. destinations – Cleveland, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland (Oregon), San Francisco and Seattle -- plus Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. These flights will connect with Alitalia's daily non-stop services between both Rome and Milan and New York/Newark.