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ITA Airways new livery rendered on an Airbus A330. (Photo: ITA Airways)

ITA Airways Becomes The Latest SkyTeam Alliance Member

On Oct. 15, ITA Airways became the new flag carrier for Italy replacing bankrupt Alitalia, putting an end to years of uncertainty over the destiny of the company that once dominated Italian skies. ITA Airways started with a fleet of 52 aircraft, just about half the size of former Alitalia, and a smaller range of 45 destinations, just a handful of which are long-haul. In order to compete effectively in a very competitive marketplace, ITA Airways has managed to sign…

Italy’s New Flag Carrier ITA Unveils Order of 50+ Airbus…

A new era of civil aviation in Italy is set to commence, as Italy's current flag carrier, Alitalia, is set to terminate its operations on October 15 due to its bankruptcy proceedings. In its place, Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA) will succeed the carrier with a fresh balance sheet, 52 aircraft…

ITA Prepares To Bid For Alitalia’s Brand

The change of the guard between the historic Alitalia and the newly created ITA as Italian flag carrier is less than a month away, but the situation is far from defined. Alitalia is going through its bankruptcy procedure and will stop flying on Oct. 15; on the same date, the…

‘Old Alitalia’ Prepares for Closure As ITA Gets Ready for…

Ahead of a recently announced first flight scheduled for Oct. 15, future Italian flag carrier Italia Trasporto Aereo, better known as ITA, officially began ticket sales yesterday. The "new Alitalia" will effectively replace ticket sales of the old company, which has been undergoing bankruptcy procedures since 2017. The purchase of…