ITA Airways Announces New Route Between Rome and Chicago Starting in April 2024

by Anthony Losanno
The Bean Chicago

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ITA Airways is the flag carrier of Italy. It was formerly known as Alitalia, but was rebranded and relaunched a few years ago. Currently, the Italian carrier flies to around 70 domestic, European, and intercontinental destinations. Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) will be its latest addition.

The new route begins on April 7th with daily service between Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCO) and Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) on a mix of Airbus A330-200 and A330-900neo aircraft. The A330-900neo is outfitted with the carrier’s latest Business Class cabin.

ITA Airways is currently part of SkyTeam (although benefits, earning, and redemption options are limited). Lufthansa is looking to acquire the airline, so it will be joining Star Alliance if that all goes as planned.

ITA Airways Plane

While that goes through its process, ITA Airways has also announced several other routes starting in 2024 between Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCO) and:

  • Accra’s Kotoka International Airport (ACC) (launching on June 2024)
  • Dakar’s Blaise Diagne International Airport (DSS) (launching in July 2024)
  • Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED) (launching in October 2024)
  • Kuwait International Airport (KWI) (launching in June 2024)
  • Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport (RUH) (launching in May 2024)
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) (launching in May 2024)

Anthony’s Take: Chicago will become ITA Airways’ seventh US destination and I hope to fly this new route next year as the food and new Business Class look great.

(Plane Image Credit: ITA Airways.)

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