The aircraft, the first of approximately 50 new aircraft to be added to the Air Italy fleet by 2022, is the first of 20 brand new Boeing B737 Max aircraft that will join the airline over the next three years.
“To see the aircraft here for the first time, it truly brings to life the next exciting chapter for Italy’s future carrier of choice, providing the people of Italy with the sophisticated travel experience that they deserve,” revealed H.E. Akbar Al Baker, group CEO, Qatar Airways Group.
According to the airline, the new Boeing B737 Max aircraft features modern and spacious cabins, superior operating economics and greater fuel efficiency. The aircraft will also feature business class cabins and will replace Air Italy’s existing Boeing B737NGs.
Air Italy is expected to also receive five Airbus A330-200 aircraft this year from Qatar Airways’ fleet, prior to these being further replaced by Boeing B787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.