We recently chatted with our friends at ITA Airways to learn all about their new routes, latest technology, and ongoing commitment to sustainable flying.
ITA Airways is forever expanding. The flagship Italian airline currently operates to 64 destinations worldwide – 10 intercontinental, 33 international, and 21 domestic – including a selection of seasonal destinations, such as flights from both Milan Linate and Rome Fiumicino to Lampedusa, Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, and more. With such a globally-reaching service, it’s little surprise that ITA Airways exist at the cutting-edge of flight innovation. We wanted to find out more.
An Expanding Network
The ITA Airways intercontinental network is constantly expanding. Two, new, cross-Atlantic routes were opened this summer, with a Rome -San Francisco route joining Rome – Washington DC. But that’s not all for 2023. The Winter schedule will see a direct flight from Rome to Malé, as well as a daily flight from Rome to Rio De Janeiro.
Rome continues to be an effective hub for the airline’s intercontinental network, allowing same-day connections from London to destinations such as Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and São Paulo. Daily flights from Milan Malpensa to New York (JFK) are also available. They are also expanding their short-haul network, with a new direct flight from Milan Linate to Trieste that opened at the start of September 2023.
Rome – Washington
Rome – New York
Rome – San Francisco
Rome – Los Angeles
Rome – Male
Rome – New Dehli
Rome – Tokyo, Haneda
Milan Malpensa – New York
Rome – Geneva
Rome – Madrid
Rome – Malta
Rome – Cairo
Rome – Munich
Rome – Amsterdam
Rome – London Heathrow
Milan Linate – London City
Summer Seasonal Routes
Rome – Rhodes
Rome – Heraklion
Rome – Split
Rome – Palma de Mallorca
Rome – Ibiza
Rome – Lampedusa
Milan – Corfu
Milan – Rhodes
Milan – Ibiza
ITA Airways Fare Branding
But it’s not just new routes to look out for. ITA Airways offer three brands of fare in the form of ITA Airways Light, Classic, and Flex, each one giving travel bookers a choice to fly in a way that best suits the specific needs of their clients.
Volare: ITA Airways Frequent Flyer Program
Earn 10 points for every EUR1.00 spent (fare and YQ/YR tax only) by joining the ITA Airways Volare frequent flyer program. Get involved via the website and by downloading the ITA Airways App to your mobile device.
Accrual can be by purchasing ITA Airways and partner airlines’ flights, purchasing ancillaries, and by purchasing products and services offered by Program Partners. In addition, multipliers are given based on the Club level, destination, travel class, and fare brand.
Transparency – Clear and intuitive conversion mechanisms. Expenditure – Points – Rewards.
Simplicity – Clear relationship between points and Euros spent for both accrual and redemption.
Accessibility – Many accrual and redemption opportunities, always available.
Volare Program Clubs
Accessed upon registration to the Program:
✓ Possibility to accumulate and redeem points
Accessed with 30,000 qualifying points
✓ Points multiplier +10%
✓ Extra baggage and priority drop-off
✓ Free seat selection
✓ Priority boarding
✓ Dedicated customer service
Accessed with 60,000 qualifying points
✓ Points multiplier +20%
✓ Extra baggage and priority drop-off
✓ All the benefits of Plus Club
✓ Access to lounge + guest + 2 children*
✓ Fast track
Accessed with 90,000 qualifying points
✓ Points multiplier +30%
✓ Additional Club card
✓ All the benefits of Premium Club
✓ Golf equipment included
✓ Welcome kit: Card and gift
*Access with 2 children is only valid for the ITA Airways lounges of FCO (Piazza di Spagna and Hangar Lounge) and LIN (Piazza della Scala).
ITA Airways Lounges
Clients of ITA Airways have access to lounges all over the world. The main lounge, the Hangar Lounge, is available at Rome Fiumicino Airport. Focusing on the Made in Italy concept, this lounge has a buffet with hot food during lunch/dinner, a VIP room, showers, WiFi, and much more.
About ITA Airways Lounges
✅ The best of Italian design and hospitality
✅Buffet area and bar area
✅Reading area and digital news stand
✅ VIP room and kids lounge*
*Piazza di Spagna lounge
Commitment to Sustainability
Sustainability is a major focus for ITA Airways. As part of their ESG goals, they aim to become carbon neutral by 2050 through a gradual reduction their net carbon emissions.
In order to achieve this goal, they have taken steps such as investing in Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and expansive carbon offset programs. In the short- to medium-term, ITA Airways has been constantly upgrading its fleet to next-generation aircraft. The airline also has a goal of having 80% of its fleet be next-generation aircraft by 2026.
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