Alitalia will more than likely keep its current NYC schedules. Their flights are doing very well, and the majority of time, their 747's are full (if not over booked). WHich is why they have a 2x daily flight to FCO (1 w/ 742, 1 w/ 763).
This will probably continue in addition to DL's flights.
My question is...with AZ having ordered 777's, how will they meet market requirements for JFK/EWR when most flights are full, and the 777's (From what I've heard) have been earmarked at first for SFO/LAX and NRT/HKG.
I still think they should order some 744s! :-(
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