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ITA Airways

Flying with ITA Airways

ITA Airways, an Italian flag carrier and member of the SkyTeam Alliance, began operations in October 2021. Its modern and environmentally friendly fleet consists of 67 new-generation, sustainably fuelled aircraft, 14 of which are wide-body (A330 and A350) and 53 narrow-body (A220neo and A320neo).

ITA Airways aims to become Europe's greenest airline by 2026, incorporating 80% of the new generation fleet and reducing CO2 emissions.

ITA Airways is an efficient and innovative airline that puts the customer at the centre of its strategy, enhancing their travel experience through digitalisation and sustainability, which has contributed to its winning of awards such as "Best Airline for business travellers - short and medium haul" by EMA in 2022 and IMA in 2022 and 2023, "Best Sustainability and Inclusion initiatives of the year" by IMA in 2023 and "Greatest CO2 reduction medium-haul" in 2022.

Thanks to its network, ITA Airways guarantees extensive national coverage and offers direct connections to the main European capitals, Mediterranean countries and intercontinental markets, with the highest growth rate for traditional and business tourism. The airline currently serves 64 destinations, including 10 intercontinental routes, 33 international routes and 21 routes within Italy.

ITA Airways check-in information

Online check-in for ITA Airways flights is quick and easy. It is accessible on the ITA website or app from 48 hours before departure (24 hours for flights to/from the United States). For international flights, you can check in, get your boarding pass, change your seat, purchase extra baggage and other additional services up to one and a half hours before departure for international flights and up to 45 minutes before departure for domestic flights.

You can complete online check-in by entering your last name(s) and booking code (which is usually your ticket number), or you can check in using your frequent flyer code and last name(s). You will then be able to print your boarding pass or download it from the ITA Airways app. During check-in you will also be able to purchase other services such as choosing additional seats or adding extra baggage.

Once you have checked in online, if you only have hand luggage, you can proceed directly to the airport security checkpoints. If you have checked baggage, you must hand it in at the special or Business Class counters.

Unaccompanied minor passengers and passengers requiring special assistance should check in directly at the ITA Airways counters at the airport.

ITA Airways hand baggage allowance

On ITA Airways flights, only one piece of hand baggage weighing a maximum of 8 kg may be carried in the cabin. The dimensions of hand baggage, including wheels, handles and external pockets, must not exceed 55 cm in height, 35 cm in width and 25 cm in depth. Airways also allows one of the following personal items: handbag, briefcase or laptop computer. The small personal item will be placed under the seat on all ITA Airways flights, with the exception of flights operated on A330 aircraft.

Before arriving at the gate, passengers will need to check the size and weight of their hand baggage with ITA Airways ground staff or by placing it on the baggage meters located next to the check-in counters. Carry-on baggage that does not meet these requirements may not be accepted on board.

The carrier reserves the right to collect hand baggage at the gate for carriage in the hold in the case of busy flights. The selected baggage will be labelled by airport staff. This procedure is not foreseen for intercontinental flights.

ITA Airways Check-in baggage allowance

Checking a bag with ITA Airways is very simple. The conditions vary depending on the checked baggage allowance purchased at the time of ticket purchase. Each piece of checked baggage can have a maximum weight of 23 kg and a maximum size of 158 cm (sum of height, width and depth).

In some cases, the free checked baggage allowance will be higher, depending on the destination and the category of the ticket, and it is possible to check in two pieces of baggage weighing a maximum of 32 kg each.

Depending on the flight destination, a supplement will be applied in the event of excess weight, number of pieces or dimensions. For security reasons, each piece of baggage may weigh a maximum of 32 kg. If the weight is greater than this, the company will not allow the bag to board.

Finding cheap flights with ITA Airways

As with most airlines, the first tip for getting the best fares when booking flights with ITA Airways is to book as far in advance as possible. If you manage to book several months in advance, you will find cheap flights very easily. We recommend booking your tickets 4 to 8 weeks in advance to get the best prices. This is especially useful if you plan to fly in the high season months, such as July and August, Easter and Christmas.

Another very important tip is to book cheap return flights with ITA Airways, as their cost is in most cases lower than if you compare tickets separately. Due to the wide range of routes operated by the airline, you are sure to find the flight that best suits your needs. Among the most popular destinations served by ITA Airways are Rome, Milan, Bari, Cagliari, Catania, Buenos Aires and Tokyo.

With Opodo, you can make sure you never miss an opportunity to travel at a great price. Just enter your holiday dates and your destination and set up the price alert for flights operated by ITA Airways: you'll be notified when prices are particularly attractive.

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