On December 8, 2021, ITA Airways, Italy’s new national carrier, struck a codeshare agreement with Etihad.
The new cooperation aims to increase tourism and connectivity between Italy and the United Arab Emirates. It will provide extra travel options for passengers flying out of Rome Fiumicino International Airport (FCO), Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP), and Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) (AUH).
Since its first commercial flight on October 15, 2021, the new flag carrier has been actively signing codeshare agreements with airlines across Europe and the Middle East.
ITA Airways secured codeshare agreements with three airlines in November 2021, including Air Serbia, TAP Air Portugal, and Air Europa, and began a new collaboration with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in early December.
ITA Airways started out with a 44-destination, 59-route network, which it plans to expand to 74 destinations and 89 flights by 2025. Currently, the airline’s fleet consists of 52 aircraft. ITA Airways, on the other hand, intends to extend this to 78 aircraft in 2022 and 105 in 2025.