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ITA Airways Celebrates the First Flight of Their New Airbus A350-900 in Full Livery

ITA Airways’ new Airbus A350 made its first flight in the company’s full blue livery on Thursday (April 21st). The aircraft will join the carrier’s fleet in June and will be deployed on intercontinental routes from Rome Fiumicino to Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and Tokyo.

ITA Airways Airbus A350-900 - Courtesy ITA Airways (Video Screen Capture)

On Thursday (April 21, 2022), ITA Airways celebrated the first flight of their new Airbus A350-900 in full blue livery from Airbus’ headquarters in Toulouse. When the aircraft joins the carrier’s fleet in June, it will be deployed on intercontinental routes from Rome Fiumicino to Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and Tokyo. During Thursday’s flight, the aircraft flew in cruise to complete the preparatory cycle before entry into commercial revenue service. The introduction of the A350-900 to the ITA Airways fleet will enable the airline to offer a modern, environmentally-friendly aircraft featuring cutting edge technology, which will further ITA’s goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 750,000 tonnes from 2021 through 2025.

ITA Airways' New Airbus A350-900 Performs Maiden Flight in Full Blue Livery on Thursday, April 21, 2022 - Courtesy ITA Airways

The Airbus A350-900 offers a substantial weight reduction thanks to the use of advanced lighter materials combined with cutting-edge aerodynamics and efficient Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines to deliver optimized range, payload and efficiency. The aircraft offers a 25 percent reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions per seat compared to previous generation aircraft.

Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA Airways) was founded in November 2020 and is the new Italian national carrier wholly-owned by the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance. Commencing operations in October 2021, the carrier is committed to providing superior customer service through strong digitization processes that ensure a personalized, best-in-class guest experience. The company is committed to environmental sustainability through the operation of advanced fuel-efficient aircraft, the use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) and other developing technologies. ITA Airways has been a member of the global SkyTeam alliance since October 2021.

Source: ITA Airways


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