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Delta Air Lines And ITA Launch Codeshare Partnership

Delta Air Lines and ITA Airways have officially signed a reciprocal codeshare agreement. Effective December 22nd, the two airlines will start to offer more ways to their customers to get between Italy and the United States and beyond. Delta has previously partnered with Alitalia, ITA’s predecessor.


Delta and ITA announce a codeshare agreement


Effective Wednesday, Delta Air Lines and ITA Airways will implement a reciprocal codeshare agreement. ITA Airways will place its code on Delta-operated flights to 92 destinations. This includes transatlantic flights from Rome (FCO) to Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Detroit (DTW), and New York (JFK). It will also extend to connections across Delta’s domestic US network, Mexico, and Canada.


Delta will place its code on ITA’s flights to 33 destinations. This includes its operations from Rome (FCO) to New York (JFK), Washington D.C. (IAD), Boston (BOS), Los Angeles (LAX), and Miami (MIA). It will also include 16 onward connections within Italy. Outside of Italy, Delta will place its code on ITA’s flights to Albania, Egypt, Tunisia, Greece, Malta, and Israel.


While most of the routes will be available under the codeshare agreement on Wednesday, some may not be. Some of the routes, particularly onward international connections from the US to Mexico and Canada or from Italy to destinations like Egypt and Israel, are subject to government approval.


The codeshare partnership will provide customers with several benefits. Beyond expanded flight operations, the codeshare will also include a single ticket and through check-in of bags to a passenger’s final destination. Codeshare flights are available for sale.


Delta keeps Italy in focus


One of Delta’s top markets in Europe is Italy. Before partnering with ITA, Delta had a codeshare relationship with Alitalia. Delta has historically also offered an extensive network to Italy. Next summer, that schedule is getting even larger. Delta will fly, on its metal, the following routes to Italy next summer, according to schedules in Cirium:


  • Twice-daily service between New York (JFK) and Milan (MXP)

  • Twice-daily service between New York (JFK) and Rome (FCO)

  • Daily service between New York (JFK) and Venice (VCE)

  • Daily service between Boston (BOS) and Rome (FCO)

  • Twice-daily service between Atlanta (ATL) and Rome (FCO)

  • Daily service between Atlanta (ATL) and Milan (MXP)

  • Daily service between Atlanta (ATL) and Venice

Delta will operate up to ten daily nonstop flights between the United States and Italy next year. This is larger than Delta’s schedule to Italy from the US in 2019 and will be the first summer where Delta will offer Premium Select, its international premium economy product, on all flights between the US and Europe.


Perry Cantarutti, Delta’s Senior Vice President Alliances, stated the following on the codeshare partnership between Delta and ITA:


“Italy is a top destination for Delta customers, and this codeshare – achieved just two months after ITA’s launch – expands our reach and makes it easier for our customers to get out into the world. We are grateful to the authorities in the U.S. and Europe for granting the codeshare approvals and will look to further enhance customer benefits with ITA in the months and years ahead.”
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