Good news for Italian travellers planning to visit Southern Africa. As part of the reorganisation of its long haul route network, Italy's flag carrier, Alitalia, is currently considering to resume flights between Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport in Rome and South Africa (OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg?) from September 2013. According to Alitalia, South Africa has become a "highly requested intercontinental destination" and the carrier is therefore "evaluating the possibility of increasing its intercontinental network" to South Africa. The airline last served South Africa, and Johannesburg in particluar, in the early 2000s.
Alitalia is Italy's biggest airline, and the world's 19th. The SkyTeam member's main hub is Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport in Rome.