“New” Italian airline ITA Airways has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350. At the same time, the first photos of the business class became publicly available.
ITA Airways is on its way to boarding – the Italian airline was able to take delivery of its first Airbus A350 from Kuwaiti leasing company ALAFCO. In total, the airline would like to acquire four long-haul aircraft, which were actually intended for Hainan Airlines, from ALAFCO for 12 years. With the acquisition of its first long-haul aircraft, ITA Airways is setting the course for a hopefully rosy future. However, the first published photos of the business-class product installed in the A350 are particularly interesting. My distinguished colleague Ben Min Onemileatatime He was able to locate the first photos.
Attractive and fashionable product on board the Airbus A350
The acquisition of the first Airbus A350 was successful. A milestone for the Italian airline, which is still in its infancy. With the Airbus A350, the airline now has a highly efficient and cost-effective long-haul aircraft that is more fuel-efficient than the Airbus A330, of which ITA Airways also has seven. It is already known on which route the Airbus A350 will be used in the future. The airline plans to use the long-haul plane on the route between Rome and New York JFK from June 16. Flight times have been incorporated into the flight plan as follows:
- AZ608 | Rome – New York JFK | Departure: 10:25 a.m. Arrival: 2:00 p.m.
- AZ609 | New York JFK – Rome | Departure: 16:15 Arrival: 06:40 Next day
But what do you expect on board the Airbus A350? The business degree is arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration. The arrangement itself is also nothing new – the reverse fishbone configuration ensures passengers a high degree of privacy as well as direct access to the aisle. The annoying “climb up the seat bar” is no longer necessary.
Compared to the previous Alitalia Business Class, the new Business Class represents a generous upgrade, with a total of 33 Business Class seats installed.
Economy Class is arranged in a 3-3-3 configuration. Another contemporary arrangement of the Airbus A350. A total of 301 passengers can travel in Economy Class. Meanwhile, ITA Airways does not offer premium economy class.
Conclusion on the new Airbus A350 from ITA Airways
The new star in the sky of Alitalia presents an attractive product on board the Airbus A350, which the airline recently acquired. A flight with ITA Airlines will be an interesting time, especially in business class. But economy class also promises an enjoyable trip.