ITA Airways debuted yet another new aircraft in its fleet, the Airbus A320neo. The aircraft, capable of consuming 20% less fuel than the previous generation, entered service on Monday on the Rome-Palermo route.
Named in honor of cyclist Francesco Moser, the A320neo registration EI-INB was leased by Avolon.
Originally, it should have been received by S7 Airlines, from Russia, in 2022, but economic sanctions from the West due to the invasion of Ukraine suspended the contract.
The aircraft was even considered for Jet Airways later, but the Indian carrier, with financial problems, did not receive it either.
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According to ITA, the A320neo will be used in destinations such as “Brindisi, Bari, Bologna, Catania, Genoa, Milan Linate, Naples, Palermo, Lamezia Terme, Turin and Venice in Italy, and those of Paris Charles de Gaulle, Madrid and Brussels in Europe”.
The A320neo is the third new model to enter service with ITA Airways. The first of these was the A350-900, of which the company operates six jets, and the second the A220-300, with four active aircraft at the moment.