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Rome flights launched.

GULF Air yesterday launched flights to Rome Rome, city, Italy
Rome, Ital. Roma, city (1991 pop. 2,775,250), capital of Italy and see of the pope, whose residence, Vatican City, is a sovereign state within the city of Rome.
, its 52nd destination.

An official delegation, led by chief executive officer Samer Majali and included the media, were passengers on the first flight to the Italian capital.

It follows the launch of services to Milan in March.

"We are now connecting the northern and south central parts of Italy Italy (ĭt`əlē), Ital. Italia, officially Italian Republic, republic (2005 est. pop. 58,103,000), 116,303 sq mi (301,225 sq km), S Europe.  to the Middle East," said Mr Majali.

"Launching Rome will offer our customers the best network of destinations through the fastest hub in the region and the most competitive fares in the market today," Mr Majali added.

The delegation was greeted at Rome's Fiumicino Airport by top officials from Aeroporti di Roma.

Aeroporti di Roma aviation director Elia Pistola said the new services were an opportunity for people of Bahrain and Italy to explore both countries, invest and strengthen cultural ties.

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Date:Dec 1, 2011
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