Delta adds to Italy service

NEW YORK -- Delta Air Lines is expanding service to and within Italy this summer with new nonstop and code-share flights.

The carrier will code share on flights by SkyTeam partner Alitalia from the Italian airline's hub at Milan's Malpensa Airport to Ancona, Italy; Zurich, Switzerland; and Vienna beginning June 1.

Delta also will add an additional Alitalia code-share flight between Milan and Florence.

With the debut of the new code shares, Delta customers will be able to travel beyond Alitalia's Milan and Rome hubs to 18 destinations in Italy and 10 across the rest of Europe via more than 80 flights.

On the transatlantic front, Delta on July 1 will inaugurate its first-ever daily, nonstop service from Cincinnati to Rome.

The flights will be aboard 268-seat MD-11 aircraft featuring BusinessElite service.

The Cincinnati-Rome service comes on the heels of Delta's April 1 launch of daily nonstops from its Atlanta hub to Milan.

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