Air Italy showcased its brand-new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft in the airline’s new livery for the first time at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018 in the United Kingdom. The aircraft was delivered to the airline just last week and flew straight to the airshow for spectators to tour and experience first-hand.

This is the second of 20 brand-new Boeing B737 MAX 8 aircraft joining Air Italy’s growing fleet over the next three years and the first of approximately 50 new aircraft to be added to the Air Italy fleet by 2022. The first Boeing B737 MAX 8 aircraft was delivered earlier this year in Seattle and flown to Milan for its inaugural flight. The state-of-the-art aircraft features modern and spacious cabins, superior operating economics and greater fuel efficiency.

Qatar Airways strengthened its commitment to Italy in 2017 with the acquisition of 49% of AQA Holding, the new parent company of Air Italy, while the previous sole shareholder Alisarda kept 51%.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker, said displaying Air Italy’s Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft in the airline’s new livery has put Air Italy on the centre stage, and showcased the state-of-the-art aircraft to an international audience.

Air Italy launched its first long-haul route from New York’s JFK airport to Milan’s Malpensa airport and nonstop flight between Milan and Miami in June this year. Flights to Bangkok, Delhi and Mumbai will be launched in the coming months. Air Italy also recently inaugurated short-haul routes connecting Milan to Rome, Naples, Palermo and Olbia.

Qatar Airways displayed six of its most advanced aircraft at the Farnborough Airshow this week, including the Airbus A350-1000 and the Boeing 777-300ER, both of which feature the airline’s award-winning Business Class seat, Qsuite. The airline also displayed for the first time, its Boeing 747-8 Cargo Freighter, Qatar Executive’s Gulfstream G500 jet and the JetSuiteX Embraer 135 jet.

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