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KLM to serve more Italian destinations through new codeshare agreement with ITA Airways

KLM and the Italian airline ITA Airways have signed a new codeshare agreement. The agreement will enable passengers to book KLM tickets to ITA’s European destinations and ITA customers will be able to book tickets to KLM’s European destinations. KLM and ITA will also facilitate easy transfers for passengers at Rome Fiumicino and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

The agreement will give KLM customers access to more destinations in Italy and other ITA destinations in south-east Europe.

The partnership will allow KLM customers to book tickets to eight new destinations in Southern Europe. KLM passengers will be able to fly with ITA via Rome or Milan to Palermo, Reggio Calabria, Bari, Brindisi, Lamezia Terme and Trieste in Italy, to Malta, and to the Albanian city of Tirana.

KLM currently offers 18 daily flights between Amsterdam and Milan (Malpensa Airport and Linate Airport), Turin, Genoa, Rome, Venice, Florence, Bologna and Catania. Customers flying to Catania, Genoa and Venice will also have more options. In addition to KLM’s direct daily services, it will also be possible to transfer to ITA flights to these destinations.

ITA Airways firms up order for 28 Airbus aircraft

ITA Airways, Italy’s new national carrier, has firmed up an order with Airbus for 28 aircraft, including seven A220s, 11 A320neos and 10 A330neos, the latest version of the most popular A330 widebody airliner.

The order confirms the Memorandum of Understanding announced on September 30, 2021. In addition, the airline will pursue its plans to lease A350s to complement its fleet modernization.

Аir Serbia and ITA Airways sign a codeshare agreement

Serbia’s national airline, Air Serbia, and Italy’s national airline, ITA Airways, became partners by entering into a codeshare agreement, in order to provide a wider selection of destinations and better connectivity via their hub airports to passengers. Air Serbia is among the first airlines to have inked such an agreement with ITA Airways, which launched operations in October this year.

Air Serbia will place its JU flight code (marketing code) on ITA Airways flights from Rome to two international destinations – Athens and Tirana, as well as local flights to nine destinations in Italy – Bari, Brindisi, Genoa, Catania, Lamezia Terme, Palermo, Turin, Trieste and Venice.

The codeshare agreement enables ITA Airways to expand its network by adding its AZ flight code to Serbian national airline’s direct scheduled flights from Rome and Milan’s biggest airport, Malpensa, to Belgrade. In addition to that, ITA Airways’ passengers will be able to fly via Belgrade to 11 select international destinations operated by Air Serbia – Athens, Banjaluka, Bucharest, Ljubljana, Podgorica, Sarajevo, Sofia, Skopje, Thessaloniki, Tivat and Tirana.

ITA Airways and Air Europa sign a codeshare agreement

ITA Airways and Air Europa have signed a broad codeshare agreement connecting the networks of the two airlines. Thanks to this commercial partnership, which starts today 8th November 2021, ITA Airways will increment its operations and commercial offer on Spain and Canary and Balearic Islands.
Customers will have more options and better flight schedules when traveling through the two airlines’ hubs in Rome and Madrid. Following this agreement, ITA Airways’ and Air Europa’s customers can now fly seamlessly to their desired destination with a single ‘unique’ ticket, checking-in at the airport of departure, and collecting their checked-through baggage at the end of their trip in the arrival airport. ITA Airways will apply its ‘AZ’ code on services operated by Air Europa between Italy and Spain. Similarly, Air Europa will code share AZ flights between Barcelona, Madrid and Rome, connecting Italian domestic services beyond Rome Fiumicino Airport and selected connecting international services.
Marco Finelli reporting from Italy.

SkyTeam welcomes ITA Airways

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has welcomed ITA Airways – Italy’s new national carrier – into the alliance, replacing Alitalia. With ITA Airways on board, SkyTeam’s 700 million customers will continue to enjoy seamless connections to key destinations across Italy. 

Alitalia ceased operations on October 14 and left the SkyTeam global airline alliance on the same date. SkyTeam has agreed with Alitalia Loyalty to continue the partnership that will enable the six million members of the MilleMiglia frequent flyer program to earn and redeem miles on selected SkyTeam members’ flights, offering a wealth of opportunities and exclusive services. 

 

ITA Airways and Air Malta sign a codeshare agreement

Delivered on July 31, 2019

ITA Airways and Air Malta, have signed a broad codeshare agreement connecting the networks of the two airlines. This new commercial partnership, which applies to flights departing from Sunday 31st October, is bound to boost business travel and tourism between Italy and Malta and will offer customers more options and better flight schedules when traveling through the two airlines’ hubs in Rome and Luqa, Malta.

Following this agreement, ITA Airways’ and Air Malta’s customers can now fly seamlessly to their desired destination with a single ‘unique’ ticket, checking-in at the airport of departure, and collecting their checked-through baggage at the end of their trip in the arrival airport.

ITA Airways will apply its ‘AZ’ code on all services operated by Air Malta between Italy and Malta. Similarly, Air Malta will codeshare AZ flights between Malta and Rome, connecting Italian domestic services beyond Rome Fiumicino Airport and Milan Linate and selected connecting international services.

The new codeshare flights are now available for sale through the airlines’ respective websites (itaspa.com and airmalta.com), reservation systems and in travel agencies.

Top Copyright Photo: Malta – airmalta.com (Air Malta 2nd) Airbus A320-251N WL 9H-NEB (msn 8940) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 955682.

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VAH leases two Airbus A330-200 aircraft to Italy’s new airline – ITA Airways

Voyager Aviation Holdings, LLC (VAH) has announced that it has closed a transaction with Italy’s new national airline and flag carrier, Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA Airways), for the lease of two (2) Airbus A330-200 aircraft.

The aircraft are part of ITA’s initial fleet that commenced operations on October 15, 2021.

Photo: ITA Airways Airbus A320-216 EI-EIB (msn 4249) (Born in 2021) CDG (Manuel Negrerie). Image: 955557.

Started operations on October 15, 2021, replacing Alitalia

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Who needs the Alitalia brand? – ITA Airways is born today under its own livery

ITA yesterday was awarded the Alitalia brand and website domain as previously reported. Now, the Alitalia brand doesn’t seem to matter.

Today, October 15, 2021, ITA launched operations as ITA Airways with their own brand, logo and livery.

Officially the new airline is Italia Trasporto Aereo S.p.A., doing business as ITA Airways.

ITA is operating with 18 Airbus A319-100s, 27 Airbus A320-200s and seven Airbus A330-200s.

ITA issued this statement:

The ITA Airways era has begun: the new Italian national airline is born, with a focus on efficiency and innovation, customer satisfaction and environmental sustainability. The company will fly with a new blue livery, a symbol of the country’s unity and pride, of sport and the Italian national team. On the rudder, the Italian tricolor; on the blue background, the red and white gold ITA Airways logo and stylized icons inspired by Italy’s artistic heritage. The Alitalia brand was acquired with the aim of managing the transition to the new livery and reserving the right to future uses of the brand.

“Today is the first day of a story yet to be written – said Alfredo Altavilla, President of ITA Airways – The new brand and the new livery of our aircraft are the symbol of change, of the beginning of a different adventure. The new national airline is an integral part of Italy’s recovery strategy, and it is a result to which all stakeholders, starting with the institutions involved, have actively contributed”.

The airline will operate with a network of 44 destinations and 59 routes – 191 flights in total (24 domestic and 56 international) – which will increase to 58 destinations and 74 routes in 2022 and 74 destinations and 89 routes in 2025. Charter flights were also launched, with the first Malpensa–Fiumicino flight carrying Italian champion Inter Milan.

ITA Airways will focus its activity on the Rome Fiumicino hub and the Milan Linate airport, where it will position itself as the reference airline for business and leisure traffic. Pending the identification of a Strategic Partner, ITA Airways will join SkyTeam. ‘Volare’ is the new loyalty program, with 4 levels: smart, plus, premium and executive. It will start with 52 aircraft (7 wide-body, 45 narrow-body) to grow to 78 in 2022, with the gradual inclusion of new-generation aircraft that will reach 75% by 2025, with 105 new aircraft. The agreement with Air Lease Corporation will provide for the leasing of an additional 31 new-generation Airbus aircraft – long-, medium- and short-haul.

“For every end there is always a new beginning – commented Fabio Lazzerini, CEO of ITA Airways – This is just the first step in an ambitious project: the creation of the new flagship airline that will connect our country to the world and represent it through the work of the women and men who are and will be part of it”.

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