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Viewing Air Italy's A330-200 from the press conference. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Shaquille Khan)

Air Italy Begins Operations with Inaugural Flight to New York

In a major step forward for the reincarnated Italian airline Air Italy, the airline flew its first ever flight in its new branding from its home base at Milan’s Malpensa Airport to New York’s JFK Airport. The joint venture between Alisarda, the controlling shareholder, and Qatar Airways aims to displace Alitalia, Italy’s current national carrier that has been plagued with financial problems, as the airline of Italy.   [caption id="attachment_23417" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Air Italy's inaugural flight landing on approach to…

Air Italy Looks to Disrupt Italian Market with First Boeing…

At Boeing's Everett facility on Friday, Air Italy took delivery of its first 737 MAX 8 aircraft, EI-GFY. The aircraft was unveiled and showed off to VIP dignitaries and guests and was met with plenty of optimism for the future of the Italian aviation industry. The aircraft is just one…

Air Italy Unveils New Livery on First 737 MAX

Italian carrier Air Italy, formerly known as Meridiana, unveiled its all-new livery yesterday via Facebook. Italy's first 737 MAX 8 finished being painted at Boeing's facility in Portland, Oregon and will be delivered to the airline soon. With a goal of having Italy's newest fleet, the carrier is currently awaiting…

Italy’s Meridiana Relaunches as Air Italy

The Italian aviation market continues to provide headlines as it was announced on Monday that Sardinian-based carrier Meridiana would be rebranded as Air Italy with fleet expansion plans and a base at Milan Malpensa. The announcement confirms months of speculation that a shake-up of the operation was imminent after Qatar…