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  • Joe Breitfeller

Delta Air Lines and ITA Airways Sign Reciprocal Codeshare Agreement

Delta Air Lines and the new Italian flag carrier, ITA Airways, have signed a reciprocal codeshare agreement that will enhance customer connectivity between the U.S. and Italy, and beyond to Albania, Egypt, Tunisia, Greece, Malta and Israel.


Delta Air Lines and ITA Airways Launch Reciprocal Codeshare Partnership Effective December 22, 2021 - Courtesy Delta Air Lines/ITA Airways

On Monday (December 20, 2021), Delta Air Lines announced the signing of a new reciprocal codeshare partnership with Italy’s new flag carrier, ITA Airways. From Wednesday, December 22, 2021, ITA Airways’ code will be placed on Delta flights to 92 destinations, including flights between Rome and Atlanta, Boston, Detroit and New York-JFK, as well as select routes across Delta’s extensive U.S. network, Mexico and Canada. Likewise, on Wednesday Delta will place their code on ITA Airways’ flights to 33 destinations including service from New York-JFK, Washington, D.C., Boston, Los Angeles and Rome, as well as 16 onward connections in Italy. For guests traveling beyond Italy, Delta’s code will also be placed on ITA Airways’ flights to Albania, Egypt, Tunisia, Greece Malta and Israel. Codeshared flights to Mexico, Canada, Egypt, Tunisia and Israel remain subject to government approval.


In Monday’s announcement, Delta’s Senior Vice President of Alliances, Perry Cantarutti, said,


“Italy is a top destination for Delta customers, and this codeshare – achieved just two months after ITA’s launch – expands our reach and makes it easier for our customers to get out into the world. We are grateful to the authorities in the U.S. and Europe for granting the codeshare approvals and will look to further enhance customer benefits with ITA in the months and years ahead.”


Also commenting on the new codeshare partnership, ITA Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer, Emiliana Limosani, said,


“Through this codeshare agreement with Delta, we will continue our commercial strategy to further grow our partnerships with the world’s best airlines. Thanks to Delta’s network from New York-JFK, we are able to offer a huge choice of onward destinations to our customers, while also welcoming American visitors to Italy via our base at Rome Fiumicino.”


Codeshared flights are available through the websites of both airlines and will provide customers with enhanced service on a single ticket, as well as through check-in of bags to their final destination. Both Delta Air Lines and ITA Airways are members of the SkyTeam alliance.


Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA Airways) was founded in November 2020 and is the new Italian national carrier wholly-owned by the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance. Commencing operations in October 2021, ITA Airways currently operates 59 routes to 44 domestic and international destinations, and has plans to grow to 89 routes to 74 destinations by 2025. The carrier has a fleet of 45 narrowbody and seven widebody aircraft.



Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) is the global U.S. airline leader in safety, innovation, reliability and customer experience. For the last decade, the carrier has led the industry in operational excellence, while maintaining their reputation for award-winning customer service.



Source(s): Delta Air Lines, ITA Airways