Air Italy plans a modest increase in its number of long-haul Airbus A330s, rather than taking on Boeing 787-8s, because of delays in delivering new aircraft to its minority shareholder, Qatar Airways. Qatar Airways has a 49% stake in Air Italy and has been infusing the Sardinia-based company with Airbus A330-200s from its own fleet, replacing elderly Boeing 767-300ERs. The A330-200s were, in turn, scheduled to be replaced by Boeing 787-8s from Qatar Airways’ fleet as the Arab carrier ...

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