ITA Airways has announced that it will be increasing the frequency of its Rome Fiumicino-New York JFK route to three flights per day, starting from June 1. This decision comes as the airline is focusing its investments on North America for the upcoming summer season.
ITA Airways currently operates daily flights from Milan Malpensa to New York JFK and will soon launch routes from Rome Fiumicino to Washington DC on June 2 and San Francisco on July 1. In total, the airline will fly to 69 destinations this summer, with 46 of them being international routes.
According to data from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport, the number of flights to and from the airport has been increasing steadily since the beginning of the year.
In January 2022, there were a total of 4,626 flights departing from Fiumicino, which increased to 5,872 in February. As for flights to New York, JFK International Airport is the busiest airport in the New York metropolitan area, handling over 62 million passengers in 2019.
From Rome to New York
The additional flight frequency from Rome to JFK is timely as it follows the announcement that Norse Atlantic Airways will launch flights on the same route from June 19. This means that travelers will have more options to choose from when flying between Rome and New York, which is a popular route for both leisure and business travel.