ITA Airways Unveils Its First Airbus A220

The new plane will be used by an Italian airline starting on October 16 and three more of the same kind will be delivered this month.

The first Airbus A220, a new addition to ITA Airways' fleet of single-aisle aircraft, has been launched.

The EI-HHI-registered A220-300 jet, which was to be delivered to Russia's Azimuth Airlines, made its maiden flight in July. Its owner, ALC, transferred ownership to ITA in September.

The Italian flag carrier gave the A220 a livery resembling one of the A350-900s now in service, with a white backdrop and the slogan "Born To Be Susteinable."

The first A220 will start operating on April 16 and will go to cities including Rome, Milan, Genoa, Turin, Naples, Geneva, and Zurich.

Later this month, the Air Lease Corporation will get three further Airbus aircraft.

The delivery of the 28 new aircraft that ITA Airways ordered from Airbus roughly a year ago has yet to begin.

Ten A330neos, eleven A320neos, and seven A220s, including the A220-100 model with a reduced capacity, are covered under this arrangement.