‘Air Italy’ received first Boeing 737 Max | 50 new aircraft to be added by 2022 | Own by Alisarda and Qatar Airways jointly

Air Italy unveils Boeing 737 Max in ‘striking’ new livery — Gulf Times com

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Al-Baker and other dignitaries with Air Italy’s first Boeing 737 Max in new livery at the Boeing Everett Delivery Centre in Seattle on Saturday. Qatar Airways holds 49% of AQA Holding, the new parent company of Air Italy.

Doha:*Qatar Airways holds 49% of AQA Holding, the new parent company of Air Italy

Air Italy on Saturday unveiled its long-awaited first Boeing 737 Max in “striking new livery” at the Boeing Everett Delivery Centre in Seattle, in front of dignitaries and guests, including Prince Rahim Aga Khan.

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.

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

Al-Baker commented: “I am delighted to be at the Boeing Everett Delivery Centre today in Seattle to mark yet another landmark event, the delivery of Air Italy’s first new Boeing 737 Max aircraft in striking new livery, first presented in Milan in February this year. To see the aircraft here for the first time, it truly brings to life the next exciting chapter for Italy’s future carrier of choice, providing the people of Italy with the sophisticated travel experience that they deserve.”

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True Italian Style by Qatar Airways: Air Italy’s first Boeing 737 Max — eTurbo News Com

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Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, commented: “I am delighted to be at the Boeing Everett Delivery Centre today in Seattle to mark yet another landmark event, the delivery of Air Italy’s first new Boeing 737 Max aircraft in striking new livery, first presented in Milan in February this year. To see the aircraft here for the first time, it truly brings to life the next exciting chapter for Italy’s future carrier of choice, providing the people of Italy with the sophisticated travel experience that they deserve.”

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.”

Chairman of Air Italy, Mr. Francesco Violante, commented: “I would like to extend my thanks to Boeing and all of those involved in this, the production of our very first Boeing 737 Max in the Air Italy livery. Since we first announced the striking new design at a press conference in Milan in February this year, there has been much anticipation for this moment. We look forward to taking to the skies and bringing this aircraft to Italy for the first time.”

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Earlier Post on PBSJ BLOG:

‘Air Italy’ to start in May 2018, fully owned by AQA Holding (51% Alisarda and 49% Qatar Airways), with its headquarters in Olbia

 

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