ITA Airways, formerly Alitalia, to be the first airline to offer passengers access to micro-mobility services
- All ITA Airways passengers will have access to Helbiz’s fleet of micro-mobility vehicles at their travel destinations for a reduced cost
- The agreement between Helbiz and ITA Airways will be final by the end of 2021
- Helbiz Kitchen will launch a new corporate catering service for ITA employees at its headquarters at the Rome Fiumicino International Airport
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Helbiz–Helbiz (Nasdaq: HLBZ), a global leader in micro-mobility and the first in its sector to be listed on Nasdaq, today announced a multi-business agreement with ITA Airways, the airline owned by the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Italy formerly known as Alitalia.
ITA PASSENGERS TO RECEIVE HELBIZ MINUTES
ITA Airways, the state-owned airline of Italy, plans to serve 45 destinations, including 21 in Italy, with 61 routes, expanding to 74 destinations and 89 routes in the coming years. Through this agreement, each ITA Airways ticket will give passengers access to unlock, rent and ride Helbiz e-scooters, e-bicycles and e-mopeds in the cities where the vehicles are present. This partnership will be the first between an airline and a micro-mobility company and underscores the continued growth of the global mobility landscape.
Following the initial launch of Helbiz Kitchen in Milan, the company has continued its expansion plan by opening its second kitchen at the ITA Airways headquarters in Rome Fiumicino International Airport. This state-of-the-art corporate catering will be available to order directly from the Helbiz app, providing all ITA Airways employees with a 100% made in Italy culinary experience while avoiding long wait times and contact in accordance with the COVID-19 policies.
“We are thrilled to celebrate our first ITA flight to New York,” said Alfredo Altavilla, Executive President of ITA Airways. “We thank Helbiz for the wonderful welcome to the U.S. and look forward to working together across our series of partnerships that span several business areas.”
“We are honored to welcome the first ITA Airways flight to the U.S., and be a part of this historic crossing,” commented Salvatore Palella, CEO of Helbiz. “This partnership with ITA Airways will be the first to offer customers a seamless air to ground mobility experience and emphasizes our commitment to leading the mobility revolution. We look forward to the milestones this collaboration will bring and know it will only continue to advance our multi-business model.”
Helbiz is a global leader in micro-mobility services. Launched in 2015 and headquartered in New York City, the company offers a diverse fleet of vehicles including e-scooters, e-bicycles and e-mopeds all on one convenient, user-friendly platform in over 35 cities around the world. Helbiz utilizes a customized, proprietary fleet management technology, artificial intelligence and environmental mapping to optimize operations and business sustainability. Helbiz is expanding its urban lifestyle products and services to include live streaming services, food delivery, financial services and more, all accessible within its mobile app. For additional information, please visit www.helbiz.com.
About ITA Airways
ITA Airways is a company wholly owned by the Ministry of Economy and Finance for the exercise of activities in the air transport sector, active since November 2020. ITA Airways’ goal is to create an efficient air carrier, innovative, which becomes the point of reference in guaranteeing quality connectivity to Italy. ITA Airways puts the best customer service at the center of its strategy, combined with sustainability, declined in its environmental, social and governance aspects. ITA Airways will equip itself with a modern and environmentally-friendly fleet that will include cutting-edge technologies to optimize the efficiency and quality of the offer and significantly reduce the environmental impact. ITA Airways will focus its business on the Rome Fiumicino hub and Milan Linate airport, where it will position itself as the reference airline for business and leisure traffic.
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