ITA Airways finally has an aircraft displaying its new livery, the Airbus A320 registration EI-DTE that returned to the Italian airline this week.
The aircraft, which was named ‘Paolo Rossi’, famous footballer champion of the 1982 World Cup, now has a fuselage in blue with the colors of the Italian flag on the tail.
“Paul loved to travel. For me it is therefore a particular reason for great emotion and pride to see Paolo’s name on the blue livery of ITA Airways fly into the skies of the world,” says Federica
Cappelletti, wife of Paolo Rossi, deceased December 2020.
The ITA Airways livery was unveiled in October, shortly after the start of operations of the new carrier, which replaced the famous Alitalia. Until then, the airline was known only as “ITA” and had painted another A320 with the inscription “Born in 2021”.
Currently, ITA Aiways operates with 52 aircraft, all inherited from Alitalia. There are 18 A319, 27 A320 and seven A330-200, which make the airline’s long-haul flights.
ITA recently signed an agreement with Airbus to renew its fleet with A320neo, A220 and A330neo jets, for a total of 28 aircraft. In addition, the carrier has leased four A350-900 widebodies which are due to be delivered in June 2022.