New high-speed rail link connects Rome airport, Venice

Link from Milan Malpensa airport coming -FS CEO Battisti

(ANSA) - Milan, November 20 - Gianfranco Battisti, the CEO of Italian rail company FS, said Tuesday that a new high-speed Freccia Rossa train service connecting Rome Fiumicino airport to Venice will start with the arrival of the network's winter timetable. He said a similar service connecting Milan's Malpensa airport should kick off next year. "We are highly confident that Malpensa can become another transport opportunity that we will develop with the Frecce (trains) in 2019," said Battisti. He said the aim was to create "a great integrated transport network" connecting Italy's "stations, airports and ports".