ITA Airways has decided to expand flights between Rome and São Paulo, in Brazil. The carrier that replaced Alitalia intends to add four more weekly flights from August 1st. Currently, the company flies daily between the two cities, with Airbus A350-900 and A330-200 aircraft.
The additional flights, however, are scheduled only until October 28, according to Aeroroutes. In addition to flights AZ674 and AZ675, ITA Airways plans to operate flights AZ678 (Fiumicino-Guarulhos), taking off at 9:40 am and landing at 5:00 pm, and AZ679 (Guarulhos-Fiumicino), departing at 7:00 pm and landing at 11:45 am the next day – all local times.
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The aircraft scheduled for the new frequencies is the A330-200, with 256 seats in three classes – 20 seats in business, 17 in premium economy and 219 in economy.
While part of its shares are traded with Lufthansa, ITA Airways has posted losses since its debut in October 2021.
Brazil has been one of the options to expand revenues in its international network. Last month, the Italian carrier announced the Rome-Rio de Janeiro flight, with daily flights starting October 29. As well as the extra flights from São Paulo, the route will be operated with the A330.