Continuing its intercontinental expansion, ITA Airways on Thursday announced that tickets for travel on its new flights from Rome Fiumicino to Rio de Janeiro are now available for customers to purchase through all sales channels.
“The opening of the Rio de Janeiro destination is part of the development and growth strategies of our company’s intercontinental offer,” said ITA Airways Chief Commercial Officer and CEO Volare Emiliana Limosani.
ITA Airways’ new connection will be operated with the Airbus A330, from October 29, with a daily frequency departing from Rome Fiumicino airport at 9:50pm and arriving to Rio de Janeiro International Airport at 6:05am, local time. Flights from Rio de Janeiro will be operated from October 30 with daily frequency departing at 3:45pm and landing at Rome Fiumicino at 6:45am, local time.
The new connections will allow ITA Airways to further strengthen its expansion in South America, following the flights opening to Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo, which has always been a privileged destination for Italian holidays.
“Following this expansion strategy, this year we have also added to the already significant offer to/from the United States, new direct flights from Rome Fiumicino to Washington operating from June and to San Francisco, operating from July, on sale on our website, call centre, airport ticket offices and travel agencies,” said Limosani.
The new connection joins ITA Airways’ flights to New York, operated from both Rome Fiumicino and Milan Malpensa airports, and those to Boston, Miami, Los Angeles, Washington, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Tokyo, New Delhi and Malè (Maldives) operated from Rome Fiumicino earlier this year.
ITA Airways’ long-haul expansion is one of the major pillars of the airline’s strategy, as it generates profitability but also enhances the short-haul connectivity, thus contributing to double the capacity of the company’s intercontinental network.