On November 5, 2022, the first ITA Airways flight from Rome Fiumicino to Tokyo Haneda took off at 100% passenger and cargo. The new flight was operated with the company’s flagship aircraft, the Airbus A350.
The inauguration ceremony took place in the presence of 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, AdR Chief Aviation Officer and Federico Scriboni, AdR Aviation Business Development Manager.
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 and important ITA Airways connection.
The new line will have three weekly frequencies, departing at 3:20 p.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from Rome Fiumicino to Tokyo Haneda Airport, where it is expected to arrive the following day at 11:20 a.m. The return flight is scheduled from Haneda every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 1:35 p.m. with arrival in Rome FCO at 8:30 p.m.
This is the first time that ITA Airways has operated in the Japanese market and, more importantly, the company is one of the few airlines to operate a direct flight Rome Fiumicino – Tokyo Haneda with arrival in downtown Tokyo.
Thanks to this new flight, Japanese passengers will be able to discover the beauties of the country and the uniqueness of “Made in Italy” and will also use this flight as a connection to start exploring other Italian cities, thanks to 20 domestic connections offered by ITA Airways.
ITA Airways aircraft offer the opportunity to introduce the world to Italian style, art and traditions. Climbing aboard, customers experience the comfort, elegance and simplicity of the flagship carrier’s new interiors, designed by the genius designer Walter De Silva, discover the new uniforms created with the stylistic advice of Brunello Cucinelli and travel through the scents and flavors of Italian excellence, including Michelin-starred Chef Gian Piero Vivalda who designed 4 signature dishes for ITA Airways, offered on board his Business class.
ITA Airways inaugurates the expansion of its network to the Asian market, confirming its commitment to attract connecting customers. This new intercontinental link adds to 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 Male (Maldives) will follow in December.