Valentina Quagliata joins Air Italy

New executive will oversee key area of strategic network planning and development for Air Italy

Olbia, November 21st, 2018 – Air Italy is pleased to announce that Valentina Quagliata has been appointed as Senior Vice President Network, Planning and Strategy to oversee Air Italy’s strategic network development and will be joining shortly.

Ms Quagliata, who has been an aviation professional for 20 years, has held a series of varied and ever more senior roles throughout her career culminating in her most recent role as Vice President of Network for Alitalia.

“We are delighted to welcome Valentina to our rapidly expanding Air Italy team,” said Air Italy Chief Operating Officer Rossen Dimitrov. “Valentina brings with her many years of experience across route development, network planning, fleet development and corporate strategy, and she also has managed rapidly growing, dynamic and complex startups and joint businesses. All of this will be key in helping ensure Air Italy’s strategic development plan is fully optimised to deliver on our ambitious growth plans.”

An aeronautical engineering graduate from Roma La Sapienza, Ms Quagliata began her career in consulting before moving into aviation in 1999 initially as Head of Corporate Organisation for Alitalia.

Other roles during her career included Head of Network and Fleet Planning, Head of Schedule Planning and Head of Short- and Medium-Haul Network Planning and Management prior to her role as Vice President Network which she took over in 2017.

“Air Italy is expanding rapidly and has very ambitious growth plans, and from a network and strategy perspective, this is therefore a very exciting time to join the business,” said Ms Quagliata. “I’m very much looking forward to this new challenge and helping Air Italy achieve its growth objectives.”


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 three 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.