Air Italy celebrates Gelato Festival in Miami with unique flavour



Airline unveils its first new signature Ice Cream made by Massimiliano Scotti for Air Italy

Thousands of visitors enjoyed unique Italian flavours during the two-day event in Miami

Air Italy was the talk of the town in Miami this weekend as thousands of guests queued to sample the airline’s first new signature gelato made by Chef Massimiliano Scotti at the first stage of the Gelato Festival America.

Unveiled in Brickell City Centre and La Centrale in the heart of downtown Miami, Air Italy and Chef Massimiliano Scotti created a stand at the Gelato Festival Miami presenting their unique special artisan flavour to a very happy crowd of festival goers, which Chef Scotti presenting his gelato alongside with the 11 artisan gelato chef finalists in Miami.

In keeping with the airline’s tagline – Imagine The World Differently – the special Air Italy recipe presented this weekend was a wonderful combination of fiordilatte,  Acacia honey, and cornflakes.

Air Italy Chief Operating Officer, Rossen Dimitrov, said: “When you think about Italy and its contributions to the world of food, one of the dishes that immediately comes to mind is always gelato, and this is for a very good reason. As the home of gelato, Italy has exported this delicious desert all over the world. As an internationally recognized symbol of Italy therefore – and as a desert that we already serve on board our flights – what better way to introduce our recently expanded service to the citizens of Miami than with our own new signature gelato. Starting with this unique honey and cornflake flavor, we will continue to introduce more signature flavours over the coming months as the tour moves forward, and we will be delighted to welcome many more guests to our stand as they sample our dishes and Imagine The World Differently.”

Massimiliano Scotti, winner of Gelato Festival Europe 2017, and the Chef who is creating the new Air Italy Gelato, said: “For this first stage in Miami, I was inspired by thetypical American breakfast and its peculiarities such as cornflakes, milk, cream and Acacia honey. The final touch has been the macaron biscuits added on top in the Air Italy corporate colors.”

Gabriele Poli, President of Gelato Festival announced today from Miami, Florida: "The city of Miami provided the perfect location for Gelato Festival America’s Final. Thousands of people attended this final where 11 winning gelato chefs competed for two champion spots for Gelato Festival World Masters coming up in 2021. Thanks to La Centrale and Brickell City Centre for being our presenters in Miami and to all our sponsors and partners. Viva Miami, Gelato and Gelato Festival. We pledge to return to Miami again in 2020.


Next Gelato Festival tour events will be:


April 6 - 7 Florence - Piazzale Michelangelo

April 13 - 14 Rome - Via delle Magnolie – Villa Borghese

April 27 – 28 Torino - Piazza Vittorio Veneto

May 4 – 5 Milano - Piazza Castello

US 2019

September 7-8 Washington DC - City Market at O

September 28-29 Los Angeles – Pacific Design Center

About Air Italy

Air Italy is an Italian airline fully owned by AQA Holding (51% Alisarda and 49% Qatar Airways), with its headquarters in Olbia and main operating base in Milan Malpensa.

In March 2018 the Company started operation as Air Italy.

Beginning in May 2018, Air Italy added new domestic routes from Milan to Rome, Naples, Palermo, Catania, Lamezia Terme and Cagliari (March 2019) all scheduled for connection to its newest long-range destinations including New York, Miami, Bangkok, Delhi, Los Angeles and San Francisco (April 2019), Toronto (May 2019).

Its network also includes direct international flights from Milan Malpensa to Accra, Cairo, Dakar, Lagos, Sharm El-Sheikh, and, from its Olbia Costa Smeralda hub, year-round scheduled services to Rome, Milan Linate, Milan Malpensa and Bologna and seasonal ones to a wide range of domestic and regional destinations.

Air Italy’s fleet is currently comprised of three Boeing 737 MAX, five Boeing 737 NG, five Airbus A330.