On November 5th 2022 Italian flag carrier ITA Airways launched its first long range flight to the far east. Its predecessor Alitalia used to operate flights to Tokyo and Seoul prior to covid hitting, however this is ITA’s first service to Japan. So let’s take a closer look at how ITA Airways flight AZ792 Rome to Tokyo operates.
All The Info You Need About ITA Airways Rome to Tokyo Flight
ITA Airways flight AZ792 (inbound AZ793), is the first direct flight to be restored between Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) and Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND). The Italian flag carrier was one of the fastest airlines to react to the opening of Japanese borders to tourists.
At the moment of writing AZ is still the sole airline to fly direct. That means that to avoid having to transfer you can only fly the Italian carrier.
Frequency and Schedule of Roma to Tokyo Flight AZ792
At least initially the flight will have a 3 times weekly schedule as the airline tests out the route. It is a possibility that the route might be powered up, but not in the foreseeable future. As of now the flight active from Rome Fiumicino to Tokyo Haneda every:
With return Tokyo Haneda to Rome Fiumicino flights active every:
Due to Russian airspace being not accessible to EU operators the flight times are longer than they used to be up to 2020. The Rome to Tokyo sector, AZ792, will take 12 flying hours while the return sector, AZ793, will take almost 15 hours.
Which Plane Serves The AZ792 Route?
The great news for travellers on this route is that ITA Airways has deployed for flight AZ792 one of its newest jets. The carrier operates this flight exclusively with its Airbus A350-900 featuring:
- 33 Business Class seats in a 1-2-1 layout.
- 301 Economy Class seats in a 3-3-3 layout.
The composite materials this plane is created with means that the cabin altitude will be lower and you’ll suffer less the effects of jet-lag compared to traditional aluminium fuselage planes.