A brand new airline will likely be serving passengers this fall with flights from the United States to widespread locations in Italy. The new airline, quickly referred to as Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA) is about to launch October 15th, simply sooner or later after Alitalia, Italy’s nationwide flag service, shuts down for good. ITA will provide departures from many main US cities beginning in 2022.
All about Italia Trasporto Aereo
ITA is a revamp of Alitalia, the nationwide service that has been in chapter since 2017. Since the summer season, ITA is seeking to purchase among the higher belongings from Alitalia. These belongings embody a few of its planes and workers. The new airline, nonetheless, will likely be fully unbiased of its troubled predecessor. ITA is because of purchase 85 % of Alitalia’s flights departing from Linate Airport in Milan. From Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci airport, ITA will purchase 43 % of Alitalia’s flight slots.
Besides the acquisition of flights, planes, and workers, ITA can have the chance to bid on the Alitalia title and model, which the airline plans to do.
ITA can have its fundamental hubs in Rome and Milan. According to the Associated Press, ITA will begin its give attention to regional routes in Europe together with:
- Geneva, London, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart, Luxembourg, Brussels, and Cairo starting March 2022.
- Madrid and Malaga, Spain accessible from June 2022.
- Flights to and from Malta, Marseille, Tirana, Tel Aviv, and Valencia can be found from July 2022.
- Beginning in August 2022, locations will embody Algieri, Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, and Belgrade.
ITA’s Transatlantic Routes
After the preliminary launch of ITA, the airline plans a number of lengthy haul worldwide flights. These routes are anticipated to be provided so long as the COVID restrictions proceed to lower. The transatlantic routes embody:
- Rome and Milan To New York City beginning March 2022
- Rome to Boston and Miami starting in March 2022.
- Several extra worldwide routes are deliberate to debut subsequent yr. These extra routes embody Washington DC, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo, Brazil will likely be accessible starting in March 2022.
- In addition, ITA can even have flights from Rome to Tokyo Haneda , starting in March 2022.
Next Generation Fleet
When ITA launches subsequent month, it plans to incorporate 45 narrow-body plane and 7 wide-body plane from Alitalia. Next yr, the fleet will enhance to 78 planes, that may embody 13 extra vast physique plane and 65 slender physique plane. These ‘next-generation’ or trendy, planes will section into the fleet. Over time, they’ll substitute the outdated know-how plane. ITA hopes to fly 105 plane to 74 locations worldwide by 2025.
Competitive Fares Coming
ITA will face some stiff competitors in Europe with the intention to compete with different already established airways. Since the pandemic started, European finances carriers Ryanair and Wizz Air have principally monopolized the Italian market. Whether ITA will provide comparable low fares to those European locations is anybody’s guess. According to Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera, ITA submitted an financial plan to the European Union that predicts they’ll flip a revenue by the third quarter of 2023.
ITA May Take on Major US Airlines
In the close to future, ITA hopes to compete with a number of main US airways resembling United Airlines, Delta Airlines, and American Airlines for flights to Italy. However, the airline is believed to be in partnership discussions with Delta Airlines. Since ITA’s predecessor Alitalia was a member of Delta Airlines’ Skyteam Alliance for 20 years, it looks like an applicable match. This partnership would make it very straightforward for US passengers to e-book on ITA flights with their Delta SkyMiles. Americans will love the comfort ITA can have with these departures from main US cities.
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