Air Italy wins "Business Traveller Cellar in the sky 2018" award

The “Olianas Perdixi 2016, Gergei, Sardinia, Italy” received a Bronze medal during the annual awards ceremony in the Grand Ballroom at The Langham, London on February 18th, 2019

Air Italy is pleased to announce that yesterday evening during the annual Business Traveller Cellars in the Sky Awards, Air Italy won a Bronze medal at the ceremony in the Grand Ballroom of The Langham, London.

Designed to recognize airlines’ wine excellence in First and Business Class, the Cellars in the Sky Awards have been running for 33 years, but this was the first time that Air Italy has participated in the competition.

Gavino Virdis, Air Italy Catering Operations Manager and an official tester of the Italian Sommelier Association, and Stefania Filigheddu, Air Italy Product & Service Design Manager, collected the Bronze medal on behalf of Air Italy for its “Olianas Perdixi 2016, Gergei, Sardinia, Italy”, which is served on board Air Italy’s flights.


Rossen Dimitrov, Air Italy Chief Operating Officer, said: “We are absolutely delighted to win this prestigious award at Cellars in the Sky 2018, proving another testament to the ongoing development of our on-board product, as we ensure our passengers benefit from the very best food and drink experience possible on board all of our Air Italy flights.

“Italy is famous the world over as the home of wine, and, as an Italian Airline, we are doubly proud of this Bronze medal awarded to us for the great Italian taste we offer on board. As we continue to refine and enhance our product and service, our customers can be confident of our commitment to providing them with the very best wines from Italy and beyond.”

The Air Italy awarded “Olianas Perdixi 2016, Gergei, Sardinia, Italy”, is a key red wine from the producer and is a blend of Bovale, Carignano and Cannonau, all typical vines from Sardinia. Its deep color results from a lengthy stay on the skin. With scents of macerated fruit and blackcurrant jam with spicy notes that recall liquorice, the fragrance is rich and complex on the nose, while the taste is smooth with soft tannins and a balanced acidity at the end.

All Air Italy’s new intercontinental services departing from Milan Malpensa, are being operated with Air Italy’s new long-haul Airbus A330-200, which offers up to 24 seats in the exclusive Business Class cabin making it is possible to fly with maximum comfort in fully lie-flat seats with signature Italian cuisine accompanied by a selection of Italian fine wines and champagne, Wi-Fi service, along with an extensive inflight entertainment service and the personalized attention from its on-board staff.

The Economy Class cabin with 228 seats also provides Air Italy’s guests with highly personalized service, WiFi connectivity, carefully crafted Italian cuisine and a wide selection of entertainment.

On the domestic flights from Malpensa, Air Italy offers in Business Class a welcome drink service, breakfast or snacks, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and in Economy Class a snack with a choice of coffee, tea, soft drinks and fruit juices, all served by its highly attentive crew.

To find out further details simply visit www.airitaly.com, use the Air Italy App, or contact the Call Center +39 0789 52682 or your travel agent.

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