ITA Airways becomes first Italian A350 operator

ITA Airways has taken delivery of its first A350 aircraft ©Airbus

Italy’s new national carrier, ITA Airways, has taken delivery of its first A350 aircraft, becoming the 40th operator of the type. The aircraft, which is on lease from ALAFCO, landed for the first time in Italy at Rome Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci International Airport on Wednesday May, 11.

ITA Airways’ A350 cabin is configured in a two-class layout, with 334 seats comprising 33 full lie-flat bed Business and 301 Economy seats.

ITA Airways’ A350 will start operations in early June 2022 to serve the new intercontinental routes that the company will open in the summer season from Rome Fiumicino to Los Angeles, Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo.

In December 2021, the Italian carrier firmed up an order for 28 Airbus aircraft, including 18 single-aisle (seven A220s, 11 A320neos) and ten A330neos, the latest version of the most popular A330 wide-body airliner. Moreover, ITA Airways already leased more than 50 additional new-generation Airbus aircraft, six of which are A350s.

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