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Fly from New York to Rome round trip for $299. Really.

18 January 2007

Imagine flying round trip between New York City and Rome for less money than you’d pay to take a shuttle flight round trip between New York and Boston. Imagine flying your family of four — or any group of four — on a springtime trip to the Eternal City for a total airfare cost of less than $1,200 for the entire group.

This spring, you’ll be able to make that round trip from New York for $299 per person from April 21-May 8 aboard an Italian airline called Eurofly. This promotional airfare might be the lowest per mile in aviation history.

Eurofly has been operating throughout the world for more than 15 years, but it did so in the past as a charter airline for Alitalia. Last year, it began flying the Atlantic for the first time as an independent carrier under its own name, from New York to Italy’s Rome, Bologna, Naples and Palermo, Sicily. The $299 round-trip fare, which will be guaranteed to at least 1,000 passengers, is obviously an attempt by the Italian company to make a big splash, impressing its name on the minds of American travelers.


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