ITA Airways Announces Big Expansion

Daniel Fowkes
12 Oct 2023
· Routes 
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ITA Airways has announced a sizeable expansion to its route network for the upcoming winter season.

New Flights Announced By ITA

ITA Airways continues its commitment to growth by announcing a handful of new destinations in the coming six months.

From October 29, 2023, the airline will launch a new flight from Rome Fiumicino to Rio de Janeiro. The A330 will operate this flight on a daily frequency.

Rome Fuimuncno to Male (Maldives) is slated to launch on December 16, 2023, with the Airbus A330. ITA says the flight will depart 3-5 times weekly, depending on the period.

Chicago will be the latest city in the United States added to the route network from Rome Fiumincio with six weekly frequencies from April 7, 2024.

Lastly, Toronto will be added from Rome Fiumicino from May 1, 2024, on a 6x weekly service. However, ITA says that from June 7 2024, this will increase to a daily service.

Summer 2024 New Flight Announcements

While the airline has announced a host of new destinations for the upcoming winter season, this will continue into the summer of 2024, too.

Notably, Riyadh flights will begin in May 2024, the second new destination alongside Toronto.

In June 2024, Accra and Kuwait will be added to the route network. July 2024 will see Dakiar added, and lastly, in October 2024, Jeddah will join the network as part of a general Eastern expansion from Rome.

There are important plans to expand the intercontinental network also in the summer of 2024, with focus on North America. In April we will open the nonstop flight to Chicago and in May we will fly to Canada with the new Toronto direct route. Both destinations will be operated from Rome Fiumicino. This will be achieved thanks to the continuous renewal of our fleet, which will also see the entry of the new Airbus A321neo and A220-100, both latest-generation aircraft.

Emiliana Limosani, Chief Commercial Officer ITA Airways and CEO Volare

The Current ITA Airways Fleet

ITA Airways now has a fleet of around 80 in-service aircraft spread across multiple next-generation aircraft types.

Notably, it flies a significant number of A320 family aircraft with both the A320ceo and A320neo features. Additionally, it utilises some of the A319-100s.

The airline’s commitment to the Airbus A220 series is growing, with seven in-service A220-300s, with a few still on order. However, the airline is still awaiting delivery of its first A220-100.

The carrier operates the A330-200s alongside the next-generation A330-900, part of the neo family for widebody flying. The state-of-the-art A350-900 also features for the airline on crucial long-haul missions worldwide.

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  1. Great news on expansion, Is ITA ever going to add a flight from Boston/ New York to Naples ?
    It’s interesting how Delta, American have direct flights from new York/ Philadelphia!!!!
    Italys major Airline has no direct flight to Italys most famous destination, The Amalfi Coast/ Napoli….

    1. Not likely because ITA has very little pull in Naples Airport plus Naples airport can only handle so many large aircraft before they start leaving suitcases on the tatmack

  2. Great news on expansion, Is ITA ever going to add a flight from Boston/ New York to Naples ?
    It’s interesting how Delta, American have direct flights from new York/ Philadelphia!!!!
    Italys major Airline has no direct flight to Italys most famous destination, The Amalfi Coast/ Napoli….

  3. Houston has no non stop service to Rome. It’s crazy. Fourth largest city in the United States.

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