ITA Airways latest Airbus A320neo, registered EI-HJD and officially named after figure skating champion Carolina Kostner, has been outfitted with a new custom interior designed by Walter De Silva.
Last week, ITA Airways presented the Airbus A320neo with its brand new, and inaugurated the new Hangar Lounge at the Leonardo da Vinci Airport in Fiumicino.
The event was attended by the CEO and General Director of the company, Fabio Lazzerini, the Chairman of ITA Airways Antonino Turicchi.
Also in attendance were distinguished guests, including Tourism Minister Daniela Santanchè, the Undersecretary of MAECI, Maria Tripodi, MEF Undersecretary Federico Freni, the President of the Transportation Commission at the Chamber of Deputies, Salvatore Deidda, the President of ENAC, Pierluigi Di Palma, the Ceo of Aeroporti di Roma, Marco Troncone.
The figure-skating champion, Carolina Kostner, to whom the new Airbus A320neo is dedicated was also present.
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The event started directly on board the Airbus A320neo, the first aircraft of its class entirely configured for ITA Airways and furnished with new interiors designed by Walter De Silva.
“ITA Airways celebrates an important achievement in its growth: today we’re showcasing the new interiors of our Airbus A320neo of the latest generation, the ITA Airways uniforms, now worn by all our cabin crew, and the new Hangar Lounge,” said Fabio Lazzerini, CEO and General Director of ITA Airways.
New airline uniforms
Welcoming guests were flight and airport staff in new uniforms made with the stylistic advice of Brunello Cucinelli, now on board all the Company’s flights. Brunello Cucinelli offered the company and the country his creativity free of charge.
A total of 1448 uniforms will now be worn by ITA Airways cabin crews, in addition to 118 worn by the ground crew in the Italian and international airports served, and 91 in the Company’s Lounges.
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The project for the new uniforms is meant to highlight the incomparable elegance of the Cucinelli style. The men’s uniform consists of trimly fitted trousers worn with a one-and-a-half-breasted jacket, distinctive note of the male wardrobe.
For the women, a matching set of jacket and pants was chosen to go with the skirt, balancing refined sartorial elegance with a contemporary touch given by the trim lines and volumes.
The new uniforms were the calling card to come aboard the Airbus A320neo, named after the champion Carolina Kostner, and admire the new interiors designed by Walter De Silva.
The interior design project had the aim of conveying a feeling of comfort in the limited space of an airplane cabin, coherent with the concept chosen for a voyage above the clouds, “the sky in a room”.
Passenger cabin appointments
The seats on the Airbus are equipped with USB A + C outlets for electrical recharging and, for the first time, the medium-range ITA Airways fleet will offer a service of connectivity for payment and free IFE wireless.
The user experience will always be smooth and simple, with 90 hours of video programming and 12 hours of audio, updated bimonthly.
Technological and efficient, the new ITA Airways Airbus A320neo benefits from a 20% reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions per passenger compared to previous generation aircraft.