ITA’s new A321neoBack to Forum
It isn’t particularly newsworthy to hear a european airline is taking delivery of a narrowbody airbus however ITA’s are expected to be something to show off.
The airline has taken delivery of its first A321neo and Airbus has confirmed the cabin will be in a three class configuration of 12 Business Class flat beds, Premium Economy in a 2×2 configuration and economy. There are some images on X (formerly Twitter) and the cabins look stunning.
From the Airbus website:
ITA Airways’ A321neo, which will serve the airline’s medium haul routes, is fitted with a three class configuration including 12 Business Class full flat beds with direct aisle access, 12 Premium Economy seats in 4-abreast, and 141 Economy seats of which 12 are dedicated to Comfort Economy.
ITA Airways’ A321neo aircraft features Airbus’ Airspace cabin design, which includes new XL overhead bins and customised interior lighting based on the latest full-LED technologies to help reduce jet lag. In addition, to enhance the passenger experience, each seat is equipped with the latest generation in-flight entertainment system with individual screens and on-demand content.
ITA isn’t the first european airline to take delivery of a 321 with flat beds – Aer Lingus, TAP and Scandinavian all have the type and fly them from europe to north america but what ITA plans to do with theirs is still under wraps. Saying that, they recently announced big expansion plans with flights coming to Accra, Kuwait, Jeddah, Tel Aviv, Dakar and Riyadh so I guess it could be assumed these beautiful cabins will likely pop up on those routes.
I recently flew ITA from Sao Paulo to Rome and I was really impressed with the whole experience although the catering was hands down the best I have ever had on a european airline.
I really hope they have finally managed to move on from Alitalia Incarnation 27 and will be successful.11 Nov 2023
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