Ben arrivata Alitalia!
Slowly but surely, we are completing our list of European flag carriers with another new arrival, this time from southern Europe: a big welcome to the former Alitalia Airbus A321 I-BIXN.
The Airbus A321 was delivered to the Italian Sky Team member with MSN 576 in 1996 and flew for Alitalia until 2019. It was christened “Piazza del Duomo CATANIA” and flew up to 200 passengers all the way across Europe.
In 2019, I-BIXN was finally retired and then recycled in May 2020. We’re thrilled to have been able to upcycle a part of Italian aviation history into our Aviationtags!
Go, get yours now!
Note: Every tag is unique. Depending on the plane, tags may vary in terms of haptics, material thickness and colour. Small blemishes bear witness to the plane’s long history and are an authentic reminder of its glory days over the clouds. Small scratches, flaky paint and imperfections are totally normal and give our Aviationtags their unique charm – the charm of a vintage product crafted from upcycled materials. These quirks are not the result of the production process, they simply reflect the state of the aircraft material we use when it was extracted. The original aircraft paint of this edition is rather sensitive, so please take good care of your tag! If you want to use it as a key-chain or bag-tag we strongly suggest to use the Aviationtag protection cover.
Airbus A321: The Airbus A321 is a short to medium-range, narrow-body commercial passenger twin-engine jet airliner manufactured by the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus. It can carry a maximum of 220 passengers. With a length of over 44 m, the A321 is the longest member of the single aisle family and about 7 m longer than the A320. After approval in 1993, the first delivery was to Lufthansa in 1994. Since then nearly 3000 A321 planes have been sold, making the longest fuselage member of the AIRBUS A320 family the second most successful model.