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Romantic Getaway? These Airlines Offer Direct Flights To Rome From The USA

by Staff

Summary

  • The big three US airlines offer nonstop flights from various US airports to Rome year-round.
  • Delta Air Lines operates nonstop daily services from New York and Atlanta, while American Airlines operates a single daily service from Philadelphia.
  • Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA) Airways, the flag carrier of Italy, also offers nonstop flights between Rome and various US cities.


Rome is one of the most desired European destinations, particularly during summer. More than 10 million people visit annually, making it a popular holiday destination. Whether it is history, archeology, Italian cuisine, or just a romantic getaway, tourists of different ages and ethnicities find something of interest in Rome.

The peak tourism season in Rome is between May and September. Major airlines worldwide offer increased frequency to Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino International Airport (FCO) in Rome. This article explores which carriers provide nonstop flights from the United States to Rome.


US airline offerings

Tourists from the United States have always been a strong source of revenue for Rome. Aerotime Hub reports that American visitors spent over $7.8 billion (€7 billion) on tourism in the Italian city in 2022. The big three US airlines offer nonstop services from several major airports.

Each of the three carriers operates at least one nonstop service to Rome around the year. The airlines also offer seasonal services to Rome, particularly between May and September each year.

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We look closer at the existing nonstop services between various airports in the US and Rome (FCO). Delta Air Lines offers nonstop daily services between New York (JFK) and FCO using a variety of aircraft, including Airbus A330 and Boeing 767. The airline also services FCO from its primary hub in Atlanta (ATL) with a once-daily flight onboard the Airbus A350. During the summer of 2023, the airline also flew directly to FCO from Boston (BOS) and Detroit (DTW).

A Delta Air Lines Airbus A350-900 just about to take off.

Photo: Kevin Hackert | Shutterstock

American Airlines operates a single daily service between Philadelphia (PHL) and Rome (FCO). The airline uses its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner on the route. During the summer, the airline also operated nonstop flights to FCO from New York (JFK), Dallas Fort Worth (DFW), Chicago O’Hare (ORD), and Charlotte-Douglas (CLT). JFK and DFW were a double daily service on the route.

An American Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner flying in the sky.

Photo: Soos Joszef | Shutterstock

United Airlines currently operates to FCO from its eastern hub in Newark (EWR). Like other US airlines, United operated nonstop flights to FCO from San Francisco (SFO), Washington Dulles (lAD), and ORD during summer. United Airlines generally flies its Boeing 777-200 fleet to Rome.

A United Airlines Boeing 777 parked at an airport.

Photo: BoeingMan777 | Shutterstock

Other carriers

The flag carrier of Italy, Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA) Airways, operates several nonstop schedules between FCO and the US. The airline operates a fleet of 80 aircraft, and it plans to expand its fleet to over 105 in the next two years.

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An ITA Airways Airbus A330neo on an airport apron.

Photo: SimoneAmi | Shutterstock

ITA serves nonstop routes to Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), JFK, and SFO. The airline also offers many seasonal routes, including extended services to and from the US.

What are your thoughts on the nonstop flights between the US and Rome? Have you traveled on this route on any of the airlines? Share your experience in the comments section.

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