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ITA Airways chosen by Confindustria as Official Carrier for the the exhibition “Imagining the Future. Leonardo da Vinci: In the Mind of an Italian Genius”

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ITA Airways is Official Carrier of the project “Imagining the Future. Leonardo da Vinci: In the Mind of an Italian Genius” the monographic exhibition organized by “Confindustria”, the Association of Italian Industry, for the opening event of its new headquarter in Washington. The project developed in collaboration with Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana was presented today during an international press conference held at the Martin Luther King JR Memorial Library Auditorium in Washington D.C.

In its role of ambassador of Italian excellence in the world, ITA Airways, has supported the initiative – which has the patronage of the Italian Embassy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington D.C. – by transporting on board its flights from Rome Fiumicino’s Leonardo da Vinci airport to Washington Dulles, the delegation of Confindustria and a selection of 12 autograph pages belonging to Leonardo’s Codex Atlanticus which are works of unparalleled artistic and historical value and will be on display from today until 20th August at the Martin Luther King JR Memorial Library.

As a specialist in the management of sensitive shipments, the ITA Airways Cargo team carried out this exceptional operation, taking care of, beside transportation under the maximum security, the critical phases of palletization, custody, and transfer in a temperature-controlled environment, ensuring compliance with the particular requisites to preserve the integrity of this exceptional artwork.

“ITA Airways is honored to serve as a worldwide ambassador of Made in Italy. We are committed, since our birth, to representing and showcasing the best of Italian Excellence by helping to export the style and image of Italy, internationally recognized as the cradle of culture and art. In the light of this natural inclination and mission of ours, we are proud to have been chosen by Confindustria as Official Carrier of the event held to mark the opening of their new office in Washington – said Emiliana Limosani, Chief Commercial Officer of ITA Airways and CEO of Volare, added, “Our Company feels privileged to be a part of this historic event and I also wish to highlight how our main hub is aptly named after Leonardo Da Vinci, a genius recognized worldwide”.

ITA Airways and the US capital also link up in terms of operations, on 2 June the new, direct Washington – Rome roundtrip flight was launched, which will be initially operated with five weekly flights, and will become daily from August 1 to cover the high season. Washington is a much-desired destination, for both leisure and business travellers, thanks to the presence of the local and international business community, which will use the new connection as a direct access to Italy, Europe, and the entire Mediterranean region. The new route is already proving very successful, with a high load factor on both the inbound and outbound flight.

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