Italian flag carrier, ITA Airways recently celebrated its first anniversary of Delhi Operations. The airline is looking to expand its operations in India.
Happy Anniversary Delhi flights
On December 4 2022, the Italian flag carrier started operations to Delhi. The airline started flights between Rome and Delhi. Initially, it started with thrice weekly frequency but gradually increased it. With the commencement of Winter Schedule, the airline started operating daily on this route. It is currently deploying the Airbus A330 on this route. The Airbus A330-200 of the airline consists of three cabin configuration with : 20 Business class, 17 Premium Economy class and 219 Economy class seats. It has a fleet of 7 Airbus A330-200 and 5 Airbus A330-900neo aircraft.
With the celebration of 1st anniversary of Delhi operations, executive from ITA Airways hinted at a possible launch of a new Indian destination.
ITA Airways to Mumbai!
During the first anniversary ceremony of Delhi operations, Country Manager for India and Japan for ITA Airways – Mr Fabio Bigotti said that the airline is looking to launch a new destination in India other than Delhi. He said that Indian market is a very significant market for the airline and hence, it is evaluating options to increase services.
He added that Mumbai as the commercial capital of India holds significant importance for the airline. However, he did not confirm that the destination will be Mumbai or somewhere else. These destinations will be added subject to aircraft availability. As soon as the airline add new widebody aircraft suitable to operate the route, the airline will try to start the route.
India-Italy Aviation market
Currently, there are 4 players operating in the India-Italy Aviation market – Air India, ITA Airways and Neos Air.
Air India operates 5 times weekly on Delhi to Milan route. ITA Airways operates daily on Delhi to Rome route.
Indian budget carrier SpiceJet also started flights to Milan Malpensa. Recently, the airline started deploying the leased Legend Airlines Airbus A340 on this route. However, now, it has ceased operations.
Italian carrier Neos Air connects Amritsar to Rome, Milan and Verona.