ITA Opens Ticket Sales From Rome Fiumicino and Milan Malpensa to the U.S.
ITA has today opened sales for intercontinental flights between Rome Fiumicino and New York-JFK, Miami, Boston and Los Angeles, as well as between Milan Malpensa and JFK. The first flight between Rome and JFK will launch on November 4, 2021.
On Tuesday (October 5, 2021), ITA announced that they have opened ticket sales for intercontinental flights between Italy and the U.S. The carrier is preparing to start flights between Rome Fiumicino and New York-JFK, Miami, Boston and Los Angeles, as well as between Milan Malpensa and JFK. All routes will be operated with a 250-seat Airbus A330 configured with Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy Class seats. The first long-haul service operated by ITA will be from Rome Fiumicino to New York-JFK on November 4, 2021. The route will start with six weekly frequencies, increasing to 10 in early December, and up to 14 times weekly from December 20, 2021 through January 9, 2022.
The Rome-New York route will operate on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, with a 10:00 departure from Rome Fiumicino, while the return flights will depart New York-JFK on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays at 16:55 (all times local). The inaugural flight between New York and Rome on November 5th will depart JFK at 17:55 EDT due to daylight savings time. Additionally, in March 2022, ITA will launch service from Rome Fiumicino to Miami and Boston, as well as from Milan Malpensa to New York-JFK. Service between Rome and Los Angeles is scheduled to start for summer 2022.
Founded in November 2020, Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA) is the new Italian national carrier wholly-owned by the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance. The airline will focus operations at their Rome Fiumicino hub and Milan Linate Airport. ITA will launch with 59 routes to 44 destinations and plans on growing to 89 routes to 74 destinations by 2025. The carrier will operate an all Airbus fleet, launching with 52 short, medium and long-haul aircraft, with plans to grow the fleet to 105 aircraft by 2025.
Source: Italia Trasporto Aereo