On 1st May, in conjunction with the opening of Expo Milan 2015, Alitalia will also inaugurate a new non-stop flight between Milan Malpensa and Shanghai, the largest city of the Republic of China by number of inhabitants. The flight will operate for the duration of Expo Milan 2015.  The new Alitalia flights to Shanghai and Seoul will operate with Airbus A330 aircraft configured in three travel classes: Magnifica, Classica Plus and Classica, with a total of 250 seats. By the end of this year, Alitalia will resume flights to Beijing with a direct flight from Rome.