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The new ITA will operate 61 routes in 45 destinations

The new ITA will operate 61 routes in 45 destinations

After closing Alitalia operations, ITA, Italia Transporto Aereo, will replace the state airline and will start flying from October 15.

It is worth noting that Italy reached an agreement with the European Commission after months of disagreement over the future of the airline. Negotiations focused on making the ITA independent of Alitalia to ensure that it was not responsible for repaying the 1 billion euros the former carrier received in government aid.

The new airline aims to raise initial capital by about $826 million to purchase assets from the old company and start operations.

Another result of the negotiations is that ITA You will inherit only a portion of the Alitalia flights slots.

Thus, ITA will acquire 85% of the outlets in Alitalia at Milan Linate Airport and 43% at Rome Fiumicino International Airport.

ITA will initially operate a fleet of 52 aircraft, of which 7 will be wide-body and used on long-haul routes.

This number will increase to 105 aircraft, including 23 wide-body, by 2025, of which 81 will be of the new generation.

Of the 11,000 workers in Alitalia, between 2,750 and 2,950 will be employed in ITA’s aviation unit this year, and the number of employees will rise to 5,550 – 5,700 by 2025.

Coinciding with the start of its operations, ITA will serve 45 destinations with 61 routes, which will go to 74 destinations and 89 routes in 2025.

In the winter of 2021, ITA will operate routes to New York, from Rome and Milan; Tokyo, Boston and Miami, from Rome.

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Already in the summer season of 2022, the company plans to launch new flights to Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires.

The short and medium-haul flights will include destinations such as Paris, London, Athens, Madrid, Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt and Geneva, as well as Tel Aviv, Cairo, Tunis and Algiers.

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