Alitalia officially added 777-3Q8ER to its operational long range fleet this week. EI-WLA was delivered in September but has undergone a major refurbishment.
Leased from AerCap Dublin, the 777 is the former F-ONOU of Air Austral who had her on lease for 8 years. She was temporarily leased to Garuda during 2014. Aer Cap have been looking for a buyer since November 2016.
Fitted with 30 business, 24 premium economy and 328 economy seats shes been operating on regional routes to Vienna and Milan for staff training.
Alitalia long haul is still profitable, even though its future ownership remains in doubt and won’t be resolved until April 2018.