Roma, 5 ott. (askanews) – ITA has begun today the sales for its intercontinental flights to and from the United States. The Italian airline will operate direct services to Rome Fiumicino from New York JFK, Miami, Boston and Los Angeles airports, as well as from New York JFK to Milan Malpensa airport. The services, currently subject to the completion of the approval process by the relevant US Authorities, can be purchased on www.itaspa.com website, in travel agencies and airport ticket offices.
The first long-haul service operated by ITA will be the Rome Fiumicino – New York JFK flight which will begin on 4 November, 2021 with 6 weekly frequencies increasing to 10 weekly frequencies in early December 2021 and up to 14 weekly frequencies during the Christmas holidays from 20 December 2021 to 9 January 2022.
The ITA Rome Fiumicino – New York JFK service will operate every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday with departs at 10:00 am (local time) from Rome Fiumicino airport. The flights from New York JFK will leave every Monday, Friday and Sunday at 4:55 pm (the first flight from JFK airport to Rome, scheduled for 5 November, will depart at 5:55 pm due to the daylight saving time in the US).
Flights will be operated with a 250-seat Airbus A330 configured in three classes of service: Business, Premium Economy and Economy.
In March 2022 ITA will also begin operations to Rome Fiumicino from Miami and Boston, and to Milan Malpensa from New York JFK. The Los Angeles – Rome Fiumicino service is scheduled to start from the summer 2022. For further information, please visit www.itaspa.com website.
At the beginning of operations, ITA will fly to 44 destinations with 59 routes, growing to 74 destinations and 89 routes by 2025, at the conclusion of the rebalancing process of flights towards the long-haul sector, which is aimed at bridging the connectivity gap between to and from Italy.