Air Italy today unveiled its first Boeing 737 Max in striking new livery at the Boeing Everett Delivery Centre in Seattle, U.S.A.
The Aircraft was delivered to Air Italy in presence of its 49% stake owner Qatar Airways and a crowd of VIP dignitaries, guests and media.
The B737 Max is the first of 50 new aircraft including 20 MAX on order, to be added to the Air Italy’s fleet by 2022.
The new 186-seat Boeing 737 Max aircraft will replace Air Italy’s existing Boeing 737NGs and scheduled to fly out of Milan on European regional routes, but “will not be flying to or from Qatar” Qatar Airways CEO said
Air Italy will also receive five Airbus A330-200 aircraft this year from the Qatar Airways’ fleet, prior to these being further replaced by Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.
Air Italy was known as Meridiana and was officially rebranded as ‘Air Italy’ on 19 February 2018 and has become a new Italian airline after the collapse of state owned Alitalia