Alitalia has taken delivery of its new A330, the first plane to join the fleet with the airline's new business class seat and first ever premium economy product.
Along with a second A330 due to be introduced into service later this summer, it will be used on as yet unconfirmed long-haul intercontinental routes from Milan Malpensa airport.
The new plane is called Raffaello Sanzio, after the Italian painter (better known as Raphael), and has 28 business class seats, 21 premium economy and 175 economy.
The renovated Magnifica business class has new fully flat bed leather seats, with a massage function, and individual 15.4-inch screens with noise reduction headsets.
The Classica Plus premium economy product has seats that are 20% wider than economy seats, and that recline by up to 120 degrees. The space between the seats is also larger, by 25%.
Classica Plus passengers are offered priority check-in and boarding at the airport, a welcome drink onboard, and increased baggage allowance for north America.
The Italian carrier also plans to reconfigure its B777 fleet, for a "harmonization" of the intercontinental service.
To see photos of the new premium economy and business class product, click on the gallery below: