ITA Airways on Sunday became the only carrier to operate a direct connection between New Delhi and Rome Fiumicino.
This is the first time the Italian flagship airline operates in the Indian market. The new connection marks a step forward in the expansion of the company’s network towards the Asian market, while confirming its commitment to attracting connecting customers, tapping into the flows between India and North America, Germany, Spain and France.
The new route will be operated with an Airbus A330, three times a week, departing from New Delhi, every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 03:50 am and landing in Rome Fiumicino at 08:10 am. Return flights from Rome Fiumicino will depart every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 2:10 pm and will arrive in New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport at 02:00 am, local time.
“Thanks to the flight departing from New Delhi to Rome, our Indian customers will be able to visit not only Italy but all of Europe thanks to convenient connections offered from our Rome Fiumicino hub,” said Emiliana Limosani, Chief Commercial Officer ITA Airways and CEO Volare, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport.
ITA Airways’ Indian operations will be enhanced by flights operated in interline agreement with Vistara. Thanks to the collaboration with the Indian full-service airline, customers on ITA Airways’ Rome – New Delhi flight will be able to fly on connecting domestic and international flights from Vistara’s hub at Indira Gandhi International Airport. These include Mumbai, Amritsar, Kolkata, Bangalore, Kochi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Chandigarh and Dabolim in the Indian market and Bangkok, Kathmandu and Dhaka at international level.
To support the new intercontinental flight from New Delhi to Rome and to enhance local awareness of the new Italian flagship carrier, ITA Airways has launched a multi-channel advertising campaign in India. The “It’s A” campaign will be live until December 13.
ITA Airways continues to expand its intercontinental network. In addition to New Delhi, the airline recently opened to Tokyo-Haneda and the Maldives (Malé), which will open on December 17. All these new intercontinental routes are joining flights to New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Miami, Buenos Aires and São Paulo opened earlier this year.