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Italian carrier ITA to buy 28 Airbus jets, lease 31 from Air Lease

Italian carrier ITA to buy 28 Airbus jets, lease 31 from Air Lease
Italian carrier ITA to buy 28 Airbus jets, lease 31 from Air Lease   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021
By Reuters

MILAN – Alitalia successor ITA has signed a memorandum of understanding with France’s Airbus to buy 28 new jets, the carrier said on Thursday, adding the first new aircraft will start flying in the first three months of next year.

The new Italian carrier has also signed a deal with Air Lease Corp for the supply of 31 Airbus aircraft.

ITA is due to start flying in mid-October, substituting airline Alitalia.