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ITA Airways: A-330neo airplane enters operation

Tomorrow on the new Rome-Washington flight

Tomorrow, June 2, Italian National Day, also marks the start of the new ITA Airways direct flight from Rome Fiumicino to Washington Dulles, with the entry into service of the new A-330neo. 

The Washington destination inaugurates the expansion of ITA Airways' intercontinental network starting this summer 2023 season, supported by the introduction of the new A-330neo, which will make its first commercial flight tomorrow. 

The A-330neo is the ultimate reference in technology, digitalization, innovation, efficiency and design in the name of Made in Italy, reflecting the fundamental pillars of ITA Airways. The new Airbus, dedicated to the champion Gelindo Bordin, has been entirely configured for the national airline, with the award-winning Airspace cabin, the interiors designed by Walter De Silva, the latest generation IFE system, and to crown the Italian experience on board the menus signed by the star chef Gian Piero Vivalda and the uniforms worn by the flight staff, created with the stylistic advice of Brunello Cucinelli.

ITA Airways' new direct Rome-Washington flight is scheduled to operate five times a week until 2 July, and in the high season, from 1 August to 28 October 2023, to operate daily.

For ITA Airways, 2023 will be a year of big investments to boost intercontinental operations, with the launch from Rome Fiumicino of new direct flights not only to Washington but also to San Francisco, starting in July, and Rio de Janeiro, in October. ITA Airways' expansion on long-haul routes is one of the key pillars of the flag carrier's strategy since it drives profitability while simultaneously increasing short-haul operations, contributing to doubling the capacity of ITA’s intercontinental network. 

The United States is the first international market for ITA Airways and the most strategic one after Italy, as well as the country with the highest number of citizens of Italian origins. Therefore, direct flights from North America to Italy are not only itineraries for leisure and business travel but also a means of reaching out to and connecting with the broader Italian community in the US.

With direct flights connecting Rome Fiumicino and Milan Malpensa to New York, Miami, Boston and Los Angeles, ITA Airways aims to become the preferred carrier between North America and Italy and, via Rome, to the rest of Europe and the Mediterranean region. In addition, with new North American destinations departing this summer from Rome Fiumicino to Washington and San Francisco, the airline will operate 122 weekly roundtrip flights between North America and Italy in the height of the summer season. 

Furthermore, thanks to the codeshare agreement with Delta, there are more than 100 domestic destinations that ITA Airways passengers can access through the US airline's domestic hubs, with 40 destinations served through New York-JFK and an equally significant number of connections from Boston, Miami, Los Angeles, and Washington, which can meet the needs of most business and leisure passengers. 

Tickets for all the new flights can be purchased through the ITA Airways sales channels, on the official website and via the company's call center, travel agencies and airport ticket offices.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency