ITA will have a total of 42 weekly Transatlantic flights by the end of August
Italy’s new flag carrier, ITA Airways, will be offering six flights daily to the United States by early June, the company’s International Sales Manager, Pierfrancesco Carino, told LaPresse at the launch of the carrier’s summer season in New York.
ITA’s new flights will connect New York with Milan daily and with Rome twice a day. Direct flights from Boston, Miami and Los Angeles to Rome’s Fiumicino Airport will make up the balance. The flights are part of ITA’s plan to return Rome to its position as a hub for travel to Southern Europe and the Mediterranean basin. New Transatlantic flights between Italy and South America, stopping Buenos Aires and São Paulo, will cement the carrier’s position as the premier international airline for travelers to and from italy.
Connecting flights in Milan and Rome can take travelers to 23 Italian cities and a further 34 international destinations. A code sharing agreement with U.S. carrier Delta Airlines adds hundreds more flights in the U.S. to ITA’s network.
“The U.S. is a strategic market, and long-haul flights are an asset,” Carino said. ITA’s hubs in Milan and Rome allow the company to move passengers from anywhere in the U.S. to most of Europe.
ITA was formed in 2021, following the demise of Italian flag carrier Alitalia, and with a reduced cost structure and flying a fleet of fuel efficient new Airbus A330 and A350 jets, aims to be profitable in the near future. “ITA’s a new airline,” Carino said, built on three core values: customer-centric organization, financial and environmental sustainability, and digitalization.
As the largest international airline based in Italy, ITA considers itself an ambassador for the country, and has adopted the azure blue color of Italy’s national soccer team for its airplanes, each of which is named for a prominent Italian athlete.
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