ITA Airways has launched a codeshare agreement with Air Baltic, with tickets on sale for flights starting February 2.

This winter, Air Baltic passengers will be able to connect to the ten Italian cities of Brindisi, Bari, Catania, Genoa, Palermo, Reggio Calabria, Lamezia Terme, Turin, Trieste and Venice. This will be expanded to Bologna, Florence, Naples and Verona in the summer.

Meanwhile ITA Airways passengers will be able to purchase tickets to Riga on direct flights from Rome Fiumicino and Milan Malpensa.

Martin Gauss, CEO of Air Baltic, commented:

“We are pleased to add ITA Airways as another partner to our existing network of codeshare airlines. Our strong network of partners enables us to further improve the connectivity of Baltic states. The new partnership provides convenient connections to existing destinations in Italy.”

ITA launched operations on October 15, following the closure of its predecessor Alitalia, and later that month joined the Skyteam alliance (of which Alitalia had been a member) – although executive president and board member Alfredo Altavilla has been quoted as saying that ITA would be keen to join Lufthansa Group.

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