ITA Airways, launched with a promise to bring pride back to its national flag carrier, after Alitalia, Italy’s legacy airline, went bankrupt and ceased operations a day earlier.Executives unveiled plans for the new network, airplanes, staffing and livery at a press conference livestreamed from Rome.

Italy Air Transport (ITA) Airways revealed its new livery after launching 15 October. The sky-blue livery features green, red and white stripes representing the colours of the Italian flag on the tail and engines of the aircraft.

The airline will operate with a network of 44 destinations, 59 routes and 191 flights in total. It will offer 24 domestic and 56 international options, according to ITA’s press release. ITA expects to increase those numbers to 58 destinations and 74 routes in 2022 and 74 destinations and 89 routes in 2025.

Charter flights were also launched, starting with a Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Rome flight. ITA said it will focus its activity on the Rome Fiumicino hub and the Milan Linate (LIN) airport.

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