ITA Airways, the national airline of Italy, has revealed plans to enhance its weekly flight options for the route connecting Rome Fiumicino International Airport (FCO) and São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport (GRU). In August 2023, the airline will introduce an additional four weekly flights to this route.
Increased flights between Brazil and Italy
ITA Airways has revealed plans to enhance its flight connectivity between Europe and South America. The airline is anticipating a surge in demand and will offer 11 weekly round trips between Rome and São Paulo starting from August.
The additional flights from São Paulo will be operated using the airline’s Airbus A330 fleet, departing at 19:00 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays and arriving at Rome at 11:45 local time. Meanwhile, the flights departing from Rome will operate on the same days, departing at 9:40 and reaching Brazil at 17:00.
ITA Airways considers the addition of these new flights to be a testament to the company’s commitment to the Brazilian market. The increase in flights will enable the airline to continue expanding its presence in South America. Currently, ITA Airways operates daily flights to São Paulo and Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport (EZE).
Three years ago, the airline previously known as Alitalia also offered flights to Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, and Santiago de Chile in Latin America, totaling 37 weekly flights.
Codeshares and co-operations with other airlines
ITA Airways intends to provide enhanced connectivity to its customers in South America through its partnerships and codeshare agreements with regional airlines.
The national carrier has a codeshare agreement with Azul Linhas Aéreas and commercial agreements with GOL Linhas Aereas and LATAM Airlines. By leveraging these partnerships, travelers will have access to a wide range of domestic flight options within Brazil to and from Guarulhos.
As of March 2023, ITA Airways provides air travel services to six different Brazilian cities from Guarulhos airport, which are Cuiabá (CGB), Belo Horizonte (CNF), Curitiba (CWB), Porto Alegre (POA), Recife (REC), and Rio de Janeiro (SDU).