Italian flag carrier ITA Airways will launch new direct flights from Rome Fiumicino to New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, commencing on 3 December.
Operating three times per week, the new route will be serviced by an Airbus A330 aircraft. Flights from Rome will operate every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, departing at 14:00 and arriving in New Delhi at 02:00 local time. Meanwhile, flights from the Indian capital will operate every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, taking off at 03:50 and landing in Rome at 08:10.
The new route marks a further expansion of the carrier’s intercontinental network as it prepares to also launch direct flights from Rome to Tokyo in November, and to Malè, Maldives in December.
The airline, which the Italian government is looking to sell to a consortium of Delta Airlines, Air France-KLM and US investment fund Certares, currently flies to nine intercontinental destinations, including Buenos Aires, Sao Paolo, New York, Boston, Miami and Los Angeles.