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2018
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Air Italy signs codeshare agreement with LATAM Airlines Brazil

Olbia, 21 November 2018 – Air Italy and LATAM Airlines Brazil have entered into a codeshare partnership to offer customers enhanced connectivity between São Paulo and seven major destinations in Italy, with effect from today, November 21, 2018.

Summary

Under the agreement, Air Italy’s “IG” code will be placed on LATAM flights between Milan Malpensa and São Paulo. At the same time, LATAM will put its “LA” code on Air Italy flights between Milan Malpensa and Rome Fiumicino, Naples, Olbia (Sardinia), Palermo and Catania (Sicily) and Lamezia Terme (Calabria).

Air Italy Chief Operating Officer, Rossen Dimitrov, said: “The commencement of our partnership with LATAM is great news for passengers of both airlines. Our customers can now benefit from a new choice for connecting to São Paulo, via Milan Malpensa, from our six key Italian destinations. Meanwhile, we are delighted to be welcoming LATAM’s passengers on board our new Air Italy flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome, Naples, Palermo, Catania, Lamezia Terme and Olbia.

“Thanks to the cooperation with our new partner LATAM, Italy and Brazil are now closer and the high number of Italian companies that have invested in Brazil particularly in the area of San Paolo can now take advantage of this new opportunity for enhanced business connectivity between our countries. The connections via Milan will also open the doors to the most beautiful Italian tourist destinations for Brazilian tourists, particularly those fond of travel to places such as Milan, Rome, and Naples.”

Flight tickets for the Italy/São Paulo routes under the codeshare agreement are available for purchase at travel agents, or through each airlines’ website and call centers.

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, and Lamezia Terme, all scheduled for connection to its newest long-range destinations including New York, Miami (June 2018), Bangkok (September 2018) and Delhi and Mumbai (December 2018).

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

Air Italy’s fleet is currently comprised of two Boeing 737 MAX, seven Boeing 737 NG, five Airbus A330 and one Boeing 767-300.

By the end of 2018, the fleet will be renewed following the full retirement of the B767-300 and the arrival of one more Boeing 737 MAX.