ITA Airways’ first flight connecting Rome Fiumicino to Tokyo Haneda departed today 100% full in terms of passengers and cargo. The new flight was operated with the Company’s flagship aircraft, the Airbus A350.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by Emiliana Limosani, Chief Commercial Officer ITA Airways, Tommaso Fumelli, Vice President Sales Italy ITA Airways, Carlo Briziarelli, Chief Ground Operations ITA Airways, Pierluigi Di Palma, President of ENAC, Ivan Bassato, Chief Aviation Officer AdR and Federico Scriboni, Head of Aviation Business Development AdR.
For the inauguration of the new route, a toast was offered to all departing passengers at gate E11 of Rome Fiumicino airport to celebrate together this new, important ITA Airways connection.
The new route will have three weekly frequencies, departing at 3:20 pm every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from Rome Fiumicino to Tokyo Haneda airport, where it is scheduled to arrive the next day at 11:20 am. The return flight is scheduled from Haneda every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 1:35 pm with arrival in Rome FCO at 8:30 pm.
This is the first time ITA Airways operates in the Japanese market and, more importantly, the Company is one of the few airlines to operate a direct Rome Fiumicino – Tokyo Haneda flight with arrival in Tokyo’s city centre.
Through this new flight, Japanese passengers will be able to discover the beauties of the Country and the uniqueness of the ‘Made in Italy’ and will also use this flight as a connecting one to start exploring other Italian cities, courtesy of 20 domestic connections offered by ITA Airways.
ITA Airways’ aircraft provide the opportunity to bring Italian style, art and traditions into the world. When getting on board, customers experience the comfort, elegance and simplicity of the flagship carrier’s new interiors, designed by the genius of designer Walter De Silva, discover the new uniforms created through the stylistic advice of Brunello Cucinelli and travel through the fragrances and flavours of Italian excellence, including the Michelin-starred Chef Gian Piero Vivalda who has designed 4 signature dishes for ITA Airways, offered on board its Business class.
ITA Airways inaugurates the expansion of its network towards the Asian market, confirming its commitment to attracting connecting customers. This new intercontinental connection joins the six already operated by ITA Airways with direct flights to New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Miami, Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo. Direct flights from Rome Fiumicino to New Delhi (India) and Malé (Maldives) will follow in December.
All new ITA Airways flights can be purchased on the website, or through the company’s call centre, travel agencies and airport ticket offices.