EUROPE: New Italian cargo carrier buys A330 freighters

An Italian cargo carrier has opted for the new Airbus A330-200F to start up its air freight operations. Alis Aerolinee Italiane has signed a MoU with Airbus for the acquisition of five aircraft, plus three options. Alis Aerolinee Italiane intends to set up direct links between northern Italy and long-haul markets such as North America, […]


An Italian cargo carrier has opted for the new Airbus A330-200F to start up its air freight operations. Alis Aerolinee Italiane has signed a MoU with Airbus for the acquisition of five aircraft, plus three options.

Alis Aerolinee Italiane intends to set up direct links between northern Italy and long-haul markets such as North America, India, China, Japan and Southeast Asia.

“By opting for the A330-200F for our operations, we start with the most modern cargo aircraft available on the market in its category,” said Alcide Leali, founder and CEO of Alis Aerolinee Italiane. “The A330-200F off ers superior economics, operational flexibility and overall better value for money what made it the logical choice for Alis and its shareholders.

“We are fully convinced that theA330-200 Freighter aircraft will greatly contribute to our development plans and allow us to operate the most modern and efficient fleet of cargo aircraft in Italy,”he added.

The A330-200F can carry up to 64 tonnes over 7,400 km in its standard version. Total firm orders for the aircraft now stand at 77 from nine customers.