Air Italy receives its first Boeing 737 Max

Air Italy receives its first Boeing 737 MaxDOHA: Air Italy yesterday unveiled its long awaited first Boeing 737 Max in striking new livery at the Boeing Everett Delivery Centre in Seattle, in front of a crowd of VIP dignitaries and guests, including His Highness Prince Rahim Aga Khan, alongside international media.

The aircraft, the first of approximately 50 new aircraft to be added to the Air Italy fleet by 2022, is the first of 20 new Boeing 737 Max aircraft that will join the airline over the next three years.

Qatar Airways previously strengthened its commitment to Air Italy in 2017 with the acquisition of 49 percent of AQA Holding, the new parent company of Air Italy, while the previous sole shareholder Alisarda kept 51 percent.

During a press conference held prior to the delivery ceremony, Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive of Qatar Airways; Marco Rigotti, Chairman of Alisarda and AQA Holding; Sultan Allana of Alisarda and AKFED, and Francesco Violante, Chairman of Air Italy, spoke of Air Italy’s future focus on the passenger experience as it strives to become Italy’s first carrier of choice.

Source: The Peninsula Qatar / 13 May 2018

Author: ismailimail

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