Air Italy has taken delivery of its first Boeing
737 Max featuring its striking new livery.
The aircraft, the first of approximately
50 new aircraft to be added to the Air Italy fleet by 2022, is the
first of 20 brand new Boeing 737 Max aircraft that will join the
airline over the next three years.
Chairman of Alisarda, Mr. Marco Rigotti, said,
“This first Boeing B737 Max will offer our customers a journey in
true Italian style. While seated in this comfortable and stylish
aircraft, flying from Milan onwards to our domestic network of
popular destinations such as Taormina in Sicily, the Emerald Coast
in Sardinia, Rome, Sorrento and Capri or the pristine landscape in
Calabria, we want our passengers to sense the beauty of Italy and
warm welcome they will receive upon landing.”
The new Boeing 737 Max will replace Air Italy’s existing Boeing 737NGs.
Air Italy will also receive five Airbus A330-200 aircraft this
year from the Qatar Airways’ fleet, prior to these being further
replaced by Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.
previously strengthened its commitment to Air Italy in 2017 with
the acquisition of 49% of AQA Holding, the new parent company of
Air Italy, while the previous sole shareholder Alisarda kept 51%.
Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The
Boeing Company, Mr. Ihssane Mounir, added: “It is an exciting time
to fly with Air Italy as it brings new levels of innovation,
performance and comfort to the Italian aviation market. We are honoured that Air Italy and Qatar Airways have placed their trust
in Boeing and the 737 MAX to help them achieve their bold and
Network destinations will also enjoy
continued expansion, with new long-range routes from Milan to New
York, Miami, Bangkok and Mumbai already confirmed.
Air Italy this
month also inaugurated short-haul routes connecting Milan to Rome,
Naples, Palermo and Olbia. Additional routes from Milan to the
Sicilian east coast city of Catania and Lamezia Terme in Calabria
will commence on 1 July and 1 September respectively.
plans also include strengthening the short-range network to
improve connectivity and launching the first long-range
destination from Rome Fiumicino in 2019.
Air Italy aims to fly
more than 50 year-round routes by 2022.