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Snowstorm "Jonas" in USA, Alitalia cancels Rome-New York-Rome flights

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.

Alitalia will operate its largest aircraft - the Boeing 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 in the "Flight Status" section.

Telephone calls can be made to the Alitalia Customer Centre in Italy at the toll free number 800.65.00.55, or at 06.65640, and in the United States at the toll free number 1.800.22.35.730, or the number +39.06.65649.

All passengers holding a confirmed reservation and a ticket for flights to and from New York during the weekend 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.