Friday, 1 April 2022

ITA to lease 10 Airbus A320neo and 2 A330neo jets from AerCap

The new Italian airline resurected from the ashes of Alitalia, ITA has signed a deal to lease 12 Airbus aircraft from global leasing firm AerCap.

The long-term lease deal is for 10 new Airbus A320neo aircraft and 2 new Airbus A330neo aircraft with the first of the planes due to be delivered at the start of 2023 and the last before the end of 2024.  

Francesco Presicce, Chief Technology Officer of ITA Airways, said: "The integration of these new aircraft is perfectly in line with the Company's fleet plan. This agreement represents a further step in our strategy of building a new environmental-friendly fleet with leadingedge technologies which will optimize efficiency, quality of service and significantly reduce the environmental impact. ITA Airways places the best customer service at the centre of its strategy with a strong focus on sustainability. The collaboration with AerCap allows us to improve cost efficiencies across our fleet. I wish to thank the AerCap team for their cooperation."

Peter Anderson, Chief Commercial Officer of AerCap, said, "We are very pleased to expand our relationship with ITA Airways through the lease of these twelve advanced-technology Airbus A320neo and A330neo aircraft.  These aircraft will enable ITA Airways to expand its network, whilst advancing its commitment to maintain an environmentally friendly, fuel-efficient fleet. We thank the team at ITA Airways for the confidence they have placed in AerCap, and we look forward to building the partnership for many years to come."

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