Italy’s national airline Alitalia has been put out to pasture and replaced with ITA Airways. This new European airline is now offering frequent flyers from other airlines a status match.

For those unaware, a status match is exactly that, where one airline matches your frequent flyer level with an existing programme. That means you get all the perks on a new airline before you’ve even stepped on board one of their flights.

ITA Airways Status Match

The new ITA frequent flyer programme is called Volare and they are offering a status match with 25 airlines from around the world. Is your preferred carrier on the list?

Aeroflot, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Air Europa, Alitalia, Air France, American Airlines, ANA, British Airways, Czech Airlines, Delta, Emirates, Iberia, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Middle East Airlines, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Saudia, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, TAP, Tarom, Turkish Airlines and United frequent flyers are all welcome.

There is a window to apply for this, which is between 15 October and 30 November 2021. People who are successful in being matched, will have status valid from 31 December 2021 for a period of one year.

Details on how to apply are on the ITA Airways website right here. The very top of the page outlines precisely what you need to do to avail of this opportunity.

Overall Thoughts

Getting a status match with a brand new airline is something I’ve seen before, as STARLUX in Taiwan did something similar. ITA Airways is backed by the Italian government and therefore it is probably guaranteed that the airline will be around for a long time.

Regardless, there is nothing to lose by applying, so you should do just that. It is especially beneficial if you travel to or from Italy on a regular basis. Personally I am trying to work out why the airline is “” as it makes no sense whatsoever to me.

Will you be going for a status match with ITA Airways? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.

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