August 10, 2022
Airlines AvGeek

Exclusive: Full Access To Air Italy’s Boeing 737 MAX 8 (+Videos)

OLBIA — Last week, Airways had the exclusive opportunity to participate in the inaugural international flight from New York (JFK) to Milan-Malpensa (MXP) on Italy’s newest airline, Air Italy (IG). The carrier launched flights to JFK after receiving its first Airbus A330-200 from Qatar Airways (QR) on June 1. READ MORE: Flying Air Italy’s New York Inaugural […]

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Exclusive: Flying Air Italy’s New York Inaugural in Business Class (+Photos)

MILAN — A wind of fresh air has invaded Italy today. On the same day that the new Italian Prime Minister was sworn in—following a lengthy void of negotiations and political gaming—the country’s newest airline, Air Italy, launched its first international flight. The opening of international, long-haul operations of the new Italian carrier from its […]

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Updated: Check Out Air Italy’s First Boeing 737 MAX 8 (+Photos)

MIAMI — Air Italy has unveiled, via a Facebook post, the looks of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 dressed in the airline’s all-new paint scheme. The first Italian 737 MAX 8 was taken to Boeing’s painting hangar in Portland, Oregon, where the airline’s modern livery was applied to the plane before returning to Boeing […]

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Ciao Meridiana, Welcome Air Italy: Unveiling The New Qatar Airways Investment In Italy (+Media)

MILAN — Italy’s second-largest carrier by passenger numbers, Meridiana, has unveiled at a press conference in Milan its all-new image and corporate identity, changing its name to Air Italy. “We will show that we are the star,” said Qatar Airways Group CEO, Akbar Al Baker, presenting the airline’s development plans. Qatar Airways is Meridiana’s largest […]

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Qatar Taunts Etihad’s Alitalia, Purchases 49% of Meridiana

MIAMI — Italy’s hope to one day have a healthy and potentially profitable flag carrier is still alive. Qatar Airways (QR) has just announced the acquisition of 49% of Meridiana’s parent company, AQA Holding. The deal comes through a few days after Ryanair pulled out of its non-binding interest in the country’s largest, ill-fated Alitalia, […]

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