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ITA Airways to Launch New Service From Rome Fiumicino to Washington DC and San Francisco

For summer 2023, ITA Airways will launch new intercontinental service from Rome-Fiumicino to Washington D.C. and San Francisco. Washington D.C. flights will be operated with and Airbus A330, while San Francisco service will be operated with an Airbus A350.

ITA Airways Airbus A350-900 - Courtesy Airbus

On Thursday (December 22, 2022), ITA Airways announced the launch of two new intercontinental routes for summer 2023 with service from Rome-Fiumicino to Washington D.C. and San Francisco. From July 1st through July 30, 2023, the carrier will operate Rome-San Francisco service three times weekly on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays with an Airbus A350. Between August 2nd and October 28, 2023, the route will operate five times weekly Wednesday through Sunday. The Washington D.C. route will operate five times weekly from June 2nd through July 2, 2023 on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with an Airbus A330. From July 4th through July 30, 2023, the route will operate five times weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, increasing to daily service from August 1st through October 28, 2023.

In Thursday’s announcement, ITA Airways’ General Director and CEO, Fabio Maria Lazzerini, said,

“We started with our flight operations only 14 months ago and by November 2021 we had only one intercontinental destination in our network, New York, at a time when air transport was at a standstill due to the pandemic context. Today, we offer 9 intercontinental destinations in North and South America and Asia, and the new flights to Washington and San Francisco are proof of our growth. We expect passenger revenues in 2022 to exceed the value estimated in the budget, considering the reduction in the offered capacity versus forecasts due to the geopolitical context. The increase in destinations is a further confirmation that to achieve our goals it is necessary to focus on long-haul connections.”

Also commenting on the carrier’s intercontinental network expansion, ITA Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer and Volare’s CEO, Emiliana Limosani, added,

“The new connections to Washington and San Francisco further enrich the intercontinental network of ITA Airways, which is one of the Company's main assets. With the launch of the new destinations we consolidate the Company's expansion process towards the US market, the first international market for ITA Airways. The multiple offers from the Rome Fiumicino hub will allow us to be the reference carrier from the United States to Italy and via Rome to Europe and the Mediterranean for the Italian community and the main communities of the Mediterranean countries.”

The new routes complement ITA Airways’ existing service from both Rome-Fiumicino and Milan-Malpensa to New York, as well as from Rome-Fiumicino to Boston, Miami, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Tokyo, New Delhi and Malé in the Maldives.

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, the SkyTeam alliance member airline is committed to providing superior customer service through strong digitization processes that ensure a personalized, best-in-class guest experience. The company is committed to environmental sustainability through the operation of advanced fuel-efficient aircraft, the use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) and other developing technologies such as the development of urban air mobility through eVTOLs.

Source: ITA Airways


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