ITA Airways Boosts its Connections Between Tokyo and Rome

By Len Varley - Assistant Editor 4 Min Read
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A new ITA Airways Airbus A320neo on the taxiway.
Photo Credit: ITA Airways

ITA Airways has announced an expansion of its nonstop flights between Tokyo Haneda and Rome Fiumicino. The service expansion will cater to the increasing demand from customers.

With the addition of two more frequencies per week, the carrier is now offering a total of 7 weekly flights between these two capitals.

Tokyo-Rome: The Need for Expansion

The decision to enhance flight frequencies between Tokyo Haneda and Rome Fiumicino comes as a response to the remarkable success recorded on this route since its inception in late 2022.

The consistently high load factors experienced throughout 2023 underscore the strong demand for travel between Japan and Italy.

This strategic move aims to meet the growing needs of both business and leisure travelers, solidifying ITA Airways’ position in the competitive aviation market.

Improved Accessibility: Daily Flights

With the introduction of the additional frequencies, travelers now have access to daily flights, offering greater flexibility and convenience in planning their journeys.

This daily service caters to the diverse needs of passengers, whether they are traveling for business or leisure purposes.

ITA Airways has planned its summer schedule to optimize connectivity between Tokyo Haneda and Rome Fiumicino.

Departures from Tokyo are scheduled at 12:25 am local time, with arrivals in Rome Fiumicino at 8:10 pm local time.

Return flights from Rome Fiumicino depart at 2:55 pm local time. This arrives in Tokyo at 10:25 am local time the following day.

An ITA Airways Airbus A350-900 takes off.
Photo Credit: Airbus

ITA Airways’ Global Ambitions

Beyond the Tokyo Haneda – Rome Fiumicino route, ITA Airways is embarking on an ambitious expansion plan, extending its reach to new destinations across North America, Africa, and the Middle East.

In the upcoming months, ITA Airways will launch direct flights from its Rome Fiumicino hub to several key destinations.

These include Chicago in April, followed by Toronto and Riyadh in May. June will see the introduction of nonstop flights to Accra and Kuwait City. Additional routes to Dakar will follow in July and then Jeddah in August.

And ITA airways aircraft parked at Rome airport with other airliners surrounding it.
CAPTAIN RAJU, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Summer 2024

During the summer peak of 2024, ITA Airways will operate flights to a total of 57 destinations, encompassing domestic, international, and intercontinental routes.

In addition to its existing network, the airline will introduce 10 seasonal connections to popular Mediterranean destinations, enhancing connectivity for leisure travelers.

Italian Excellence with ITA Airways

At the core of ITA Airways’ identity is its commitment to showcasing the best of Italian hospitality and craftsmanship.

Travelers onboard ITA Airways can expect a tailored experience that celebrates Italian elegance and style.

Through partnerships with renowned Italian brands, the airline offers exclusive services that embody the essence of “Made in Italy.”

One of the highlights of flying with ITA Airways is the gastronomic journey curated by Italian Michelin-starred chefs.

Passengers can indulge in a selection of exquisite dishes crafted from the finest ingredients, ensuring a memorable dining experience at 30,000 feet.

In line with global efforts towards sustainability, ITA Airways is dedicated to fleet modernization, incorporating technologically advanced and fuel-efficient aircraft.

By prioritizing eco-friendly practices, the airline is contributing to a greener future for aviation.

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By Len Varley Assistant Editor
Now the Assistant Editor with AviationSource, I have almost 40 years' experience in aviation, starting in Australian flight crew and training. I worked as CFI/Chief Pilot with 2 organisations and was also a CASA approved testing officer and aeronautics lecturer. This led to components procurement for civil operators and the RAAF, and then maintenance programming with a global airborne geo-survey operator.