Rossen Dimitrov appointed Chief Operating Officer

Olbia, October 3rd, 2018 - Air Italy is pleased to announce that Rossen Dimitrov, who joined Air Italy top executive team as Chief Customer Experience Officer in April, today has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the airline with immediate effect.

This follows the departure of the Chief Operating Officer Neil Mills, who left the Company due to personal reasons. The Board of Directors unanimously expressed their thanks to Mr. Mills for his commitment in leading the company through the first operative phase of the new business project.

Mr. Dimitrov will have the role of coordinating and directing all the functions of the company under the guidance of the Board, while still maintaining the direct responsibility for the customer experience.

I will be very pleased to fully support Rossen in this new role. Thanks to his proven experience in leading large teams across a variety of disciplines, he will manage a renewed organization, focused on the ambitious goals that the company aims to achieve while entering into a more mature phase of this project. Rossen has already shown during his tenure his proven ability in driving change inside the organization.

His new appointment shows also how determined Air Italy is in making customer experience

as a key priority for the ongoing growth and development.

There are no changes in the responsibilities of the current Accountable manager of the Airline.



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 (from October 2018).

Its network also includes direct international flights from Milan Malpensa to Accra, Cairo, Dakar, Havana, 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, four Airbus A330 and three 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 and one further Airbus A330-200.