ITA Airways debuts new transatlantic routes

New Italian-flagged airline resumed routes left by Alitalia in October to destinations such as Los Angeles, Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires

ITA Airways debuted this week its new long-haul flights from Rome. This first stage includes Los Angeles, Buenos Aires and São Paulo, which have resumed regular flights since October, when Alitalia ended its operations.

The new flights are being operated with the Airbus A330-200 (São Paulo) and the newcomer A350-900 (Los Angeles and Buenos Aires), an aircraft that ITA Airways is leasing.

ITA Airways A350 “Roberto Baggio”

While the largest Brazilian city and the Argentine capital have five weekly flights, Los Angeles has a daily flight. The A330 is equipped with 256 seats in three classes while the A350-900 is configured to accommodate 334 passengers in two classes.

As of August, ITA Airways will also introduce the A350 on the Rome-São Paulo route, as soon as it receives more leased aircraft.

The long-distance network of Alitalia’s replacement also includes flights to Boston and Miami from Rome while New York is served both in the Italian capital and in Milan.

The Rome-Buenos Aires flight is the first to use the A350 (ITA)
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