Posted: 27 Nov 2017 ANNOUNCEMENT: New flight Johannesburg to Rome commencing  April 2018!

Italian carrier Alitalia represented in South Africa by Discover the World will commence new services 4 x weekly from Johannesburg to Rome with their first flight taking to the skies on Sunday 08 April 2018.
“We are really excited to make this announcement” said Managing Director of Discover The World, Sabrina Allcock ‘there is so much demand for a direct flight to Italy and passengers can now travel to Rome overnight in only 9.5 hours with really great connections on to other European cities and also to North America.  Bookings are already open in GDS and we anticipate a high demand as we prepare for the inaugural flight this coming April”.

The flight will be operated 4 days a week by 250-seat Airbus A330 aircraft featuring three travel classes Magnifica business class, Premium Economy and Economy.
The new Johannesburg-Rome* service will be operated from 8 April 2018 with the following schedule:


(Local Time)

(Local Time)


 Flight Number

 Johannesburg -  Rome

 9:00 PM

 07:25 AM**

Monday-Wednesday- Friday-Sunday

 AZ 849

 Rome -  Johannesburg

 10:10 PM

 08:20 AM**


 AZ 848

*The flight is subject to necessary Authority approval.
**Next day.
Members of Alitalia's MilleMiglia loyalty programme can earn and redeem miles on the new service to South Africa.  Click here to join the programme.