Alitalia Purchases Five Boeing 747-400s

Alitalia - Linee Aeree Italiane, S.p.A. - has purchased five new Boeing 747-400 passenger airplanes to serve routes in North and South America, the Far East, South Africa and Australia. The 747-400, currently the only 747 model in production, entered commercial service in 1989 and has sold more than any other 747 version. More than 500 747-400s are in service today and the 747-400 is the only jetliner able to carry 416 passengers 8,380 miles (13,480 km) in nonstop flagship comfort.

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Boeing Commercial Airplanes Group, Public Relations