Direct flights from Rome Fiumicino to Chicago, Toronto, Riyadh, Accra, Kuwait City and Jeddah
ROME – ITA Airways announces that new destination flights for the 2024 Summer are officially on sale. 2024 will be a year of continued expansion for ITA Airways on the long haul, one of the main pillars of the airline’s strategy, as it not only generates profitability but also increases the short haul, helping to double the capacity of the intercontinental network.
ITA Airways will inaugurate nonstop flights from North America, Africa, and the Middle East to its Rome Fiumicino hub. Below is the operating schedule of the new flights:
Chicago – Rome Fiumicino operating from 7 April 2024, with 6 weekly frequencies that will become 7 from June.
Toronto – Rome Fiumicino from 10 May 2024, with 6 weekly frequencies becoming 7 from June to September and 5 in October.
Riyad – Rome Fiumicino from 6 May 2024 with 4 weekly frequencies, rising to 5 from June.
Accra – Rome Fiumicino from 7 June 2024 with 3 weekly frequencies becoming 4 from July.
Kuwait City – Rome Fiumicino from 8 June 2024 with 3 weekly frequencies that will become 5 from July.
Jeddah – Rome Fiumicino from August 2024 with 3 weekly frequencies.
The new intercontinental routes from Chicago and Toronto will be operated with the Airbus A330neo and Airbus A330-200 and add to the connections from New York, Boston, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Tokyo, New Delhi, and Malè (Maldives) to Rome Fiumicino, already in the Company’s network.
The new flights from Riyad, Accra, Kuwait City and Jeddah will be operated with the Airbus A321neo. The opening of the new Toronto – Rome route represents for ITA Airways a major product, which enhances the connections offered from North America, the first market after Italy. In addition, its launch will allow the airline not only to add a strategic entry for point-to-point traffic but also to reach other destinations within both Countries, thus combining leisure and business travel flows.
The new Accra – Rome route is ITA Airways’ only direct flight from Ghana to Italy and marks a first step for the cCompany in establishing connections between West Africa and Italy, a key destination for both leisure and corporate traffic flows.
Also, the Middle East represents a strategic market for ITA Airways. Here the company has decided to invest on three important, different routes: the first one, between Riyadh and Rome Fiumicino, serves business travel traffic, while the second one from Jeddah to Rome, is strategic for both leisure and religious traffic flows, the last one from Kuwait City to Rome serves corporate traffic.
All the airline’s new flights will allow passengers from foreign destinations to fly on the Company’s entire network, thanks to the convenient connections available from the Rome Fiumicino hub.
The A321neo serving the new flights to Riyadh, Accra, Kuwait City and Jeddah is the largest aircraft in the Airbus A320neo Family and offers an outstanding range and performance. Efficient and quiet, it boasts 22% lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions per seat and a 50% reduction in noise impact compared to previous-generation aircraft in its category.
It is the first ITA Airways narrow-body aircraft featuring a three-class configuration: Business Class (12 seats), Premium Economy (12 seats) and Economy (141 seats, including 12 dedicated to Comfort Economy).
Distinctive elements of the new A321neo include the Airspace Cabin with new colors and materials, l stateof-the-art seats, new ITA Airways customized interior lighting and XL overhead bins. In addition, each seat is equipped with the latest-generation “on-demand” video and audio entertainment system, 17.3” (Business), 15.6” (Premium Economy) and 13.3” (Economy) low reflectivity and 4K resolution touchscreens for a simple, smooth, and intuitive user experience.
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