LONDON – Aircraft leasing company Griffin Global Asset Management has formally announced the purchase and lease of two Airbus A350-900 aircraft to the Italian flag carrier ITA Airways. Both aircraft were delivered in December of 2022.
The Airbus A350 serves as the carrier’s flagship for its long haul flight operations, and becomes a part of the steadily developing environmentally friendly fleet.
“We are delighted to welcome ITA to Griffin’s growing list of customers and to play a part in their fleet renewal programme.”
“As ITA continues to strengthen and expand the A350-900 will serve as the flagship of their long-haul fleet, providing optimal passenger and cargo payload capability to the Americas and the Far East, with excellent environmental emissions characteristics and low noise credentials.”
“We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with ITA well into the future,” said Peter Bennett, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Griffin.
“We are proud to have signed the agreement with Griffin Global Asset Management. This activity is perfectly in line with ITA Airways’ fleet growth plan and has a strong focus on our pillars of innovation, sustainability, digitalisation, and customer centricity,” said Francesco Presicce, Chief Technology Officer ITA Airways.
“This collaboration represents a further step in our strategy of building a new environmentally-friendly fleet with leading-edge technologies which will optimise efficiency with quality of service and significantly reduce the environmental impact.”
“ITA Airways places the best customer service at the centre of its strategy with a strong focus on sustainability and passengers’ comfort.”
About ITA Airways
The Italian flag carrier ITA Airways is a company totally owned by the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance for the exercise of business in the air transport sector.
ITA Airways aims at creating an efficient and innovative air carrier that will become a reference point in providing Italy with quality connectivity both in terms of international destinations, thus boosting tourism and foreign trade, and within Italy, also taking advantage of train-air integrated mobility.
The airline states a core value of placing the best customer service at the centre of its strategy through a strong digitisation of processes that ensure a best-in-class experience and personalised services.
Sustainability, and a focus on its environmental footprint factors heavily into the airlines modus operandi. This includes the use of new green and technologically advanced aircraft, as well as the move towards sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
ITA Airways became a member of SkyTeam alliance as of October 2021.