Alitalia began codesharing with Meridiana on the latter’s routes from Firenze to Barcelona, London Gatwick, and Paris Charles de Gaulle — all of which are operated by BAe 146-200s. The agreement took effect on 28 October. The move allows Alitalia to offer direct flights from Florence. Previously, Alitalia had only offered connecting flights, including via its Malpensa hub using Azzurra Air Avro RJs operating under the Alitalia Express banner.
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