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Italy's Air One to Begin U.S. Service

In today's USA Today:

Italy's Air One to add first U.S. routes
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Privately held Italian carrier Air One will announce this afternoon its first flights between the USA and Italy. The carrier will begin service between Milan and both Boston and Chicago O'Hare. Boston service begins June 14. Air One will operate five weekly flights on that route, flying every day except on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On June 21, Air One will begin service to O'Hare, flying the Chicago-Milan route every day except Wednesday. The carrier will use Airbus A330-200 jets with 38 seats in business class and 201 in coach.

Air One says the flights will operate under a codeshare agreement with United Airlines. Such deals allow airlines to place their flight numbers and sell connecting seats on each others' flights. The deal will also allow United customers to earn United frequent-flier miles on Air One's new U.S. flights. From Milan, U.S. customers will be able to catch connecting Air One flights to cities that include Naples, Palermo, Rome, Brussels, Athens, Berlin and Thessaloniki.

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