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A brand new airline shall be serving passengers this fall with flights from the USA to in style locations in Italy. The brand new airline, quickly known as Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA) is ready to launch October 15th, simply in the future after Alitalia, Italy’s nationwide flag provider, shuts down for good. ITA will supply departures from many main US cities beginning in 2022.
All about Italia Trasporto Aereo
ITA is a revamp of Alitalia, the nationwide provider that has been in chapter since 2017. For the reason that summer season, ITA is trying to purchase among the higher belongings from Alitalia. These belongings embrace a few of its planes and workers. The brand new airline, nonetheless, shall be utterly unbiased of its troubled predecessor. ITA is because of purchase 85 p.c of Alitalia’s flights departing from Linate Airport in Milan. From Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci airport, ITA will purchase 43 p.c of Alitalia’s flight slots.
Moreover the acquisition of flights, planes, and workers, ITA can have the chance to bid on the Alitalia title and model, which the airline plans to do.
ITA can have its essential hubs in Rome and Milan. In response to the Associated Press, ITA will begin its concentrate on regional routes in Europe together with:
- Geneva, London, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart, Luxembourg, Brussels, and Cairo starting March 2022.
- Madrid and Malaga, Spain out there from June 2022.
- Flights to and from Malta, Marseille, Tirana, Tel Aviv, and Valencia can be found from July 2022.
- Starting in August 2022, locations will embrace Algieri, Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, and Belgrade.
ITA’s Transatlantic Routes
After the preliminary launch of ITA, the airline plans a number of lengthy haul worldwide flights. These routes are anticipated to be provided so long as the COVID restrictions proceed to lower. The transatlantic routes embrace:
- Rome and Milan To New York Metropolis beginning March 2022
- Rome to Boston and Miami starting in March 2022.
- A number of extra worldwide routes are deliberate to debut subsequent 12 months. These extra routes embrace Washington DC, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo, Brazil shall be out there starting in March 2022.
- As well as, ITA can even have flights from Rome to Tokyo Haneda , starting in March 2022.
Subsequent Era Fleet
When ITA launches subsequent month, it plans to incorporate 45 narrow-body plane and 7 wide-body plane from Alitalia. Subsequent 12 months, the fleet will improve to 78 planes, that can embrace 13 extra broad physique plane and 65 slim physique plane. These ‘next-generation’ or fashionable, planes will part into the fleet. Over time, they’ll exchange the previous know-how plane. ITA hopes to fly 105 plane to 74 locations worldwide by 2025.
Aggressive Fares Coming
ITA will face some stiff competitors in Europe with a view to compete with different already established airways. For the reason that pandemic started, European finances carriers Ryanair and Wizz Air have principally monopolized the Italian market. Whether or not ITA will supply comparable low fares to those European locations is anybody’s guess. In response to Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera, ITA submitted an financial plan to the European Union that predicts they’ll flip a revenue by the third quarter of 2023.
ITA Could Tackle Main US Airways
Within the close to future, ITA hopes to compete with a number of main US airways reminiscent of United Airways, Delta Airways, and American Airways for flights to Italy. Nonetheless, the airline is believed to be in partnership discussions with Delta Airways. Since ITA’s predecessor Alitalia was a member of Delta Airways’ Skyteam Alliance for 20 years, it looks as if an acceptable match. This partnership would make it very simple for US passengers to e book on ITA flights with their Delta SkyMiles. Individuals will love the comfort ITA can have with these departures from main US cities.
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