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A brand new airline can be serving passengers this fall with flights from the US to standard locations in Italy. The brand new airline, quickly known as Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA) is about to launch October 15th, simply in the future after Alitalia, Italy’s nationwide flag provider, shuts down for good. ITA will provide 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. Because the summer season, ITA is trying to purchase a number of the higher belongings from Alitalia. These belongings embrace a few of its planes and workers. The brand new airline, nonetheless, can 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 could have the chance to bid on the Alitalia title and model, which the airline plans to do.
ITA could have its predominant hubs in Rome and Milan. In accordance with 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 obtainable 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 yr. These further routes embrace Washington DC, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo, Brazil can be obtainable starting in March 2022.
- As well as, ITA can even have flights from Rome to Tokyo Haneda , starting in March 2022.
Subsequent Technology Fleet
When ITA launches subsequent month, it plans to incorporate 45 narrow-body plane and 7 wide-body plane from Alitalia. Subsequent yr, the fleet will improve to 78 planes, that can embrace 13 further huge physique plane and 65 slim physique plane. These ‘next-generation’ or trendy, planes will section into the fleet. Over time, they’ll change the outdated expertise plane. ITA hopes to fly 105 plane to 74 locations worldwide by 2025.
Aggressive Fares Coming
ITA will face some stiff competitors in Europe in an effort to compete with different already established airways. Because the pandemic started, European finances carriers Ryanair and Wizz Air have largely monopolized the Italian market. Whether or not ITA will provide comparable low fares to those European locations is anybody’s guess. In accordance with 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. Nevertheless, 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 straightforward for US passengers to e book on ITA flights with their Delta SkyMiles. Individuals will love the comfort ITA could have with these departures from main US cities.
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