Business travel

ITA Airways participates in the Business Travel Show Europe in London |

More than 90 weekly round trips between London and Rome Fiumicino and Milan Linate

Andrew Bunn is the new UK Country Manager

ROME, June 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ITA Airways will be attending the Business Travel Show Europe on June 29-30. The event will take place at the ExCel exhibition center in London, UK, and will be an opportunity for the Italian flagship carrier to assert its position in the UK market by exhibiting alongside the largest travel companies in Europe. .

During the show, ITA Airways will be present in the airline pavilion with branded space and activities. For the occasion, Pierfrancesco Carino, vice-president of international sales at ITA Airways, will present the new British country manager Andrew Bunn to commercial partners and the local media.

One of the main themes of ITA Airways’ participation will be the company’s commitment to sustainability. Indeed, ITA Airways’ objective is to become one of the greenest European airlines by 2025 with 75% of the fleet made up of new generation aircraft. It has already started with the new Airbus A350. These aircraft are 70% lighter thanks to a new range of materials, and fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are reduced by 25%.

The Business Travel Show Europe was founded more than 28 years ago and has always represented an important opportunity to give visibility to the most important companies and travel agencies on the European continent. The organization plans to bring up to 14,000 business travel, travel meetings and travel technology professionals to the event, in addition to more than 3,000 pre-scheduled hosted buyer meetings with exhibitors. .

The air link between the United Kingdom and Italy has always been a priority for ITA Airways. Thus, in recent months, the Company has established more than 90 weekly round trips between London and its two hubs: Rome Fiumicino and Milan Linate. Two are the daily flights from Rome and Milan Linate to London Heathrow, offering a total of 28 weekly return flights from Rome FCO and Milan LIN, respectively, and 36 weekly return flights from Milan LIN to London Airport City.

The multiple offers from the Rome Fiumicino and Milan Linate hubs will allow ITA Airways to be the reference carrier from the United Kingdom to Italy and via Rome or Linate to Europe and the Mediterranean for British customers, the Italian community and the main communities of the Mediterranean countries.

From London Heathrow airport, connectivity is guaranteed to the main Italian destinations: Alghero, Brindisi, Bologna, Bari, Cagliari, Catania, Genoa, Milan-Linate, Naples, Palermo, Lamezia Terme, Trieste, Venice, Pescara and Olbia . From July, the Florence destination will be added.

From London City Airport, accessible domestic destinations in Italy are Alghero, Brindisi Bari, Cagliari, Catania, Naples, Palermo, Reggio Calabria, Lamezia Terme, Pescara and Olbia.

During the 2022 summer season, ITA Airways launched 62 new destinations, including 22 domestic, 34 international and 6 intercontinental, including New York from Rome Fiumicino/Milano Malpensa, and Miami, Boston, Los Angeles, Sao Paolo and Buenos Areas of Rome Fiumicino. Through codeshare agreements with major international carriers, ITA Airways continues to grow its network through partnerships with other global carriers – providing a preferred route to the markets of most interest to the Company.

Codeshare agreements allow ITA Airways to reach the entire domestic network of other international carriers with direct flights from Rome Fiumicino and Milan Linate to their hubs. A total of 27 codeshare agreements have been signed to date, for a total of more than 360 destinations served on which ITA Airways will use its own codes.

All ITA Airways flights can be purchased on the ita-airways.com website, ITA Airways call center or travel agencies and airport ticket offices.

For more information:

LaPresse SpA Communications and Press Office Director

Barbara Sanicola –[email protected]

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