Etihad Airways today revealed that the most exclusive ticket in aviation history – the inaugural flight in The Residence by Etihad – has been booked by Miami-based businessman and aviation enthusiast Gino Bertuccio. He will be the first person ever to experience the world’s only private multi-room cabin on a commercial passenger aircraft.
Alitalia and Etihad Airways today announced the completion of all the formalities related to the transfer of air transport operations from Alitalia CAI to the new Alitalia SAI. Etihad Airways has subscribed and paid for the capital increase of €387.5 million for the acquisition of a 49 per cent share in Alitalia SAI.
United Airlines will launch new non-stop flights between its Chicago hub at O’Hare International Airport and Rome on May 16th, 2015, subject to government approval. The summer-season service will operate five-times-weekly through June 3rd, daily from June 4th to August 17th, and six-times-weekly from August 18th through September 23rd, 2015.
Boeing and Azerbaijan Airlines today announced the delivery of the airline’s first 787 Dreamliner. With this delivery, Azerbaijan Airlines becomes the first airline in the Commonwealth of Independent States to operate the 787. The airplane will play a key role in the Baku-based airline’s strategic plan to expand its long-haul fleet.
Organisers at Expo Milano 2015 have announced that Giorgio Armani will celebrate the city of Milan with a large event on April 30th next year. The celebrations will mark the 40th anniversary of his company being in business and kick off proceedings for the Milano Expo 2015.