Flying Further with ITA Airways

latest updates from the Italian flag carrier

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.

Intercontinental Routes

Rome – Washington

Rome – New York

Rome – San Francisco

Rome – Los Angeles

Rome – Male

Rome – New Dehli

Rome – Tokyo, Haneda

Milan Malpensa – New York

International Routes

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

Domestic Routes

Rome – Bari

Rome – Brindisi

Rome – Lamezia Terme

Rome – Palermo

Rome – Cagliari

Rome – Turin

Rome – Venice

Milan – Catania

Milan – Palermo

Milan – Pescara

Milan – Naples

Milan – Reggio Calabria

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.

Economy Fare Brands
Business Fare Brands
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. 

ITA Connect for Travel Agents

ITA Connect offers a world of information at your fingertips, from product and service information to agents’ fares. Includes:


  • Product and services information
  • Operational procedures
  • Flight status in real time
  • And much more…

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