Italian airline ITA launches Milan-New York flight


ITA Airways, the new Italian national airline which replaced the venerable Alitalia last summer, continues to increase routes for its summer 2022 season.

ITA launched its final flight on Saturday, a nonstop journey from Malpensa International Airport in Milan to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, the carrier said in a statement.

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The flight will operate five times a week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, departing Milan at 1:40 p.m. and arriving in New York just over nine hours later at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

The return trip will be overnight, leaving JFK at 8:55 p.m. and arriving in Milan at 11:05 a.m. local time the next morning.

ITA Airways adds this new route to the New York JFK-Rome Fiumicino flight currently in service, and to the Rome to Miami and Boston routes, which were launched in March. With this additional route to New York, the company continues its expansion process in the United States, its most strategic market after its domestic market in Italy.

ITA Airways’ summer 2022 schedule includes 64 new destinations, including 23 domestic, 34 international and seven intercontinental. Indeed, in the coming months, new destinations from Rome Fiumicino to Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and Tokyo will be launched.

Alitalia Airlines, one of the biggest international brands outside of Europe and Italy’s national flag carrier for 75 years, closed on October 15. It was no surprise.

Alitalia had financial difficulties for decades and was placed under public administration in 2017.

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