Pope Francis waves to the crowd after arriving at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Sept. 22, 2015, after a departing Cuba earlier that day. More than one thousand people were in attendance for the Pope’s arrival. (Photo provided by U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Robert Cloys)

Alitalia, American Fly the Papacy Throughout the Northeast and Cuba

With its biggest hub at Rome's Fiumicino Airport, Alitalia, Italy's national carrier, flies to destinations all over the world. However, the airline is very well known in particular for its Papal charters. While Alitalia was able to provide service for the Pope to travel to the United States, they won't be the only carrier providing service for him. Many assume that The Vatican has its own aircraft to fly Papal officials and the Pope himself around the world. However, The Vatican does…