Alitalia begins its summer 2013 service between FCO and LAX on May 1 with nonstop flights on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays through the end of May, then DAILY flights from June through September, tapering off at the end of October or early November. The service goes into hibernation for the winter and early spring.
Flights are operated with Boeing 777-200ER aircraft with 293 seats (30 Magnifica, 24 Classica Plus and 239 Economy), and take roughly 12.5 hours westbound and 11.5 hours eastbound.
As in previous years, Alitalia (code share with Delta) will be the exclusive operator of nonstop flights between Rome and Los Angeles (and indeed, between Italy and California).
The nonstop flights allow good connections to numerous cities in Italy, including Palermo and Catania.