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Airplanes and bad weather. Snowstorm "Jonas" in USA: Alitalia cancels Rome-NY-Rome flights

Rome, Italy - The airline will operate the flights on a B-777 airplane

Alitalia has been forced to cancel, like many other airlines, its flights to and from New York scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday 23 January, due to “Snowstorm Jonas” set to blanket the Eastern Seaboard of the USA and cause substantial restrictions on airports operations in that area. The airline is contacting all affected customers to provide information, assistance and re-booking onto later flights. The carrier will operate its largest aircraft - the B-777- on flights AZ 610 from Rome to New York-"JFK" and the return flight AZ 611 from New York-"JFK" to Rome on Sunday 24 January. Transatlantic passengers are advised to check the latest information on the airline's website alitalia.com in the "Flight Status" section. Telephone calls can be made to the Alitalia Customer Centre in Italy at the toll free number 800-650055, or at 06-65640, and in the United States at the toll free number 1-8002235730, or the number +39-06-65649. All passengers holding a confirmed reservation and a ticket for flights to and from New York during the week-end of 22, 23 and 24 January can re-book their flights for new travel dates or change their itinerary without any penalty. Full ticket refunds can be obtained by 24 January.

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