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EasyJet Ends Alitalia Monopoly Over Rome-Milan Business Link

Alitalia SpA’s monopoly over flights linking Rome Fiumicino and Milan Linate airports ends today as discount operator EasyJet Plc commences services between Italy’s capital city and its biggest financial center.

Europe’s second-largest low-cost carrier will offer five daily services with a lead-in fare of 59.50 euros ($77.19) per round-trip. Alitalia averages 60 weekday connections, every 15 minutes at peak times, with return fares starting at 89 euros.