LONDON – ITA Airways has firmed an order with Airbus for 28 aircraft. The order breakdown is seven A220s, 11 A320neo and 10 A330neo.
“Today the strategic partnership with Airbus takes an important step forward with the finalisation of the order we announced last September. In addition to this agreement, possibilities for further collaboration have emerged, in particular regarding technological developments in the aviation sector and digitalisation, where Airbus is the market leader. All this is part of the actions to achieve our environmental sustainability objectives, ” said Alfredo Altavilla, Executive President of ITA Airways.
The new aircraft will expand ITA Airways’ fleet. According to planespotters.net, ITA currently operates 15 Airbus A319s, 26 Airbus A320s and 4 A330s. Additionally, they have seven aircraft parked in storage.
“We are very proud to partner with ITA Airways in building its long-term future with the most efficient, latest technology Airbus aircraft. This agreement supports ITA Airways business objectives to develop its network in Europe and internationally in the most sustainable way,” said Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International.
ITA’s current average fleet age is 14.5 years old across the full fleet. This order will significantly update the fleet, including less environmental impact. The aircraft will also come with a new cabin to increase operational effectiveness and passenger comfort.