Italian flag carrier ITA Airways took delivery of its first A330-900 leased from Air Lease at a ceremony in Toulouse.
The machine will join the company’s fleet in June; will serve long-haul routes and new intercontinental connections.
The A330neo represents the latest generation of Airbus passenger jets for ITA Airways. The line already uses 68 passenger machines (4 A220, 50 A320, 8 A330-200 and 6 A350-900). By choosing the A330neo, it confirmed its Airbus-only strategy to ensure a high level of profitability and operational flexibility. With the introduction of the latest generation and environmentally friendly A330neo service, ITA Airways is continuing its fleet optimization strategy to achieve its ambitious sustainability goals. To prove this ambition, the plane will use 16 percent of SAF fuel on the trip to Italy.
The A330neo offers airlines exceptional operational capabilities and its occupants will appreciate the Airspace cabin with more passenger space, a new lighting system, the latest in-flight entertainment systems and internet access. ITA Airways’ first A330neo, named Gelindo Bordin in honor of the Italian Olympic marathon champion, features a three-class cabin layout designed by renowned architect Walter De Silva. It includes: 30 fully reclining business class seats, 24 premium class seats and 237 latest generation economy class seats. All seats are equipped with video monitors, as well as full Internet access thanks to Wi-Fi modules and personal lights.