ITA Airways to increase Brazil connections for peak season

An ITA Airways Airbus A330 approaches to land.
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ITA Airways is enhancing its São Paolo – Rome Fiumicino direct flight services to meet the expected increase in demand in the summer peak season.

Starting from August 2023, the Italian flag carrier will add 4 weekly frequencies to its daily connections between Brazil and Italy.

New Brazil flight scheduling

ITA Airways’ new frequencies from São Paulo will be operated with the Airbus A330, departing on Monday, Tuesday Thursday, and Sunday at 7:00 pm and landing at Rome Fiumicino at 11:45 am, local time.

New flights from Rome will be operated departing at 9:40 am and arriving in São Paulo at 5:00 pm, local time on Monday, Tuesday Thursday, and Sunday.

The introduction of additional frequencies in the direct connection from São Paolo to Rome Fiumicino is further evidence of the carriers strong investment in the Brazilian market.

South American market expansion

The bolstering of services will allow ITA Airways to further strengthen its expansion in the South American market. The carrier also has regional codesharing agreements in place to further enhance its connectivity.

Brazil remains a preferred destination for Italian travelers and one of the countries with the largest populations of Italian origin.

In addition to this, the destination is easily accessible via Rome from all ITA Airways main gateways in Europe and in the Mediterranean countries.


Thanks to these new frequencies, the Italian airline will increase its offer to 11 weekly roundtrip flights between São Paolo and Rome.

This offer will be integrated in late October with the launch of the direct flight Rio de Janeiro – Rome Fiumicino, which will operate 7 weekly roundtrip flights and will bring to 18 the total number of frequencies between Brazil and Italy.

With the new destination in Brazil, ITA Airways will be able to offer to customers additional options in terms of departure and arrival times as well as connectivity with other flights to different domestic destination in Brazil, operated by ITA Airways’ partners through special agreements.

The South American market

Italy has several major airports that offer flights to South America, including Rome Fiumicino Airport and Milan Malpensa Airport. Historically, the most popular destinations in South America from Italy include Brazil, Argentina, and Chile.

In general, air travel demand between Italy and South America has been increasing steadily in recent years, although there have been some fluctuations due to factors such as economic conditions, political stability, and global events such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to data from the Italian Civil Aviation Authority, in 2019 just prior to the pandemic, over 1.6 million passengers traveled between Italy and South America, representing a 4.4% increase from the previous year.

Brazil was the most popular destination, with over 800,000 passengers, followed by Argentina and Chile.

Brazilian connectivity

Thanks to the codeshare flights with Azul – Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, and the commercial agreements with GOL Airlines and LATAM Airlines, ITA Airways customers will be able to fly from São Paolo International Airport to all the domestic destinations within Brazil, connecting via São Paulo and the 11 weekly frequencies from Rome.

By Len Varley - Assistant Editor 4 Min Read
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