ITA Airways continues to bolster long-haul network

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

LONDON – ITA Airways has continued to bolster its long-haul route network services, one of the major pillars of its overall strategy. The Italian flag carrier has recently enhanced its Indian and South American network services.

ITA Airways is enhancing its Rome Fiumicino – New Delhi direct flight to meet the expected increase in demand, with a new frequency in the first two weeks of March 2023 and from April through May 2023.

From 1 March to 12 March and from 27 March to 31 May 2023, the flight from Rome Fiumicino will be operated four times a week departing every Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2:10 p.m. with arrival in New Delhi the following day at 2:00/1:15 a.m. local time.

In the period 13 – 15 March the route will be operated three times a week, departing every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 2:10 p.m. and arriving in New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport at 02:00 a.m., local time.

From March 1 to March 13 and from April 3 to May 30, 2023, the return flights will be operated with four weekly frequencies every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday departing from New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport at 3:50/3:15 a.m. and arriving in Rome Fiumicino at 8:10/8:15 a.m.

From 14 to 23 March and from 26 March to 2 April the flight will be three times a week, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday with the same departure/arrival times.

With the opening of New Delhi, ITA Airways intercontinental network is steadily growing: in the winter season, the Company is serving a total of 51 destinations.

This includes 9 intercontinental routes, with the recently launched Tokyo-Haneda and Malé (Maldives), joining the long-haul flights to New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Miami, Buenos Aires and São Paulo opened earlier this year.

ITA Airways long-haul expansion

The long-haul expansion is one of the major pillars of ITA Airways’ strategy, as it generates profitability but also enhances the short-haul connectivity, thus contributing to double the capacity of the Company’s intercontinental network.

With the introduction of an additional frequency in the direct connection from Rome to New Delhi, ITA Airways is continuing to strengthen the ability to attract connecting customers, tapping into the flows between India and North and South America, Germany, Spain and France.

ITA Airways recently bolstered both its North and South America route networks. Last week the airline also announced a planned new connection into Rio de Janeiro set for late 2023.

ITA Airways’ proposed new South American connection will be operated with the Airbus A330, from October 29, 2023 with a daily frequency departing from Rome Fiumicino airport to Rio de Janeiro International Airport at 6:05am, local time.

The new connections will allow ITA Airways to further strengthen its expansion in South America, following the flights opening to Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo.

This has always been a privileged destination for Italian holidays and the destination with the highest rate of Italian origin population, as well as a strategic market together with the United States for business and cargo traffic.

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