ITA Airways is the newest flag carrier airline of Italy, headquartered in Rome. It was founded in 2021 as a replacement for the bankrupt Alitalia.
– Founded in 2021 as a rebrand of Alitalia
– Hubs: Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (Rome), Milan Malpensa Airport
– Alliance: Looking to join SkyTeam
– Fleet Size: Around 50 aircraft initially
– Destinations: 44 domestic, international short/medium haul
– Employees: Over 2,800
ITA Airways has a more limited route network compared to Alitalia focused on profitable domestic and European routes along with select intercontinental destinations.
Network and Hubs
Key routes served by ITA Airways include:
– Domestic Italy – Rome to Milan, Naples, Palermo, Catania, Cagliari
– Europe – Paris, London, Amsterdam, Madrid, Brussels, Frankfurt
– Intercontinental – New York JFK, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires
Within Italy, it covers major cities from Rome and Milan. Expansion plans call for additional long-haul routes to be launched over time.
The initial ITA Airways fleet comprises the following aircraft:
– Airbus A220 – Newest addition for short haul routes
– Airbus A319/A320/A321 – Core short/medium haul fleet
– Airbus A330 – Long haul widebody aircraft
– Boeing 777-200ER – Leased for temporary long haul ops
Modern A220s and A320neo aircraft will be added over time to replace older models.
ITA Airways offers two classes of service:
– Business Class – Lie-flat seats with premium dining on long haul
– Economy Class – Standard coach seating
Business Class passengers get lounge access, priority services and better amenities.
Volare Frequent Flyer Program
Volare is the new frequent flyer program launched by ITA Airways in 2022. It has Executive, Level, Senior and Junior membership tiers. Members can earn points on ITA and partner flights to redeem for rewards.
ITA Airways uses former Alitalia lounges including the Rome Fiumicino lounge. Additional lounge openings are planned at Milan Malpensa and New York JFK. Lounges offer premium amenities like dining, business facilities and relaxation areas.