Neos first Boeing B787-9 flew in formation with four MB339PAN of the Frecce Tricolori display team during a special flight ahead of the first revenue flight.
On Dec. 19, 2017, the Italian leisure airline Neos promoted its new Boeing B787-9 (registration EI-NEO) with a special event held at Verona Villafranca Airport (LIPX), in northeastern Italy. Organized with the participation of State and airport authorities, the ceremony included a special flight to give all the guest passengers the opportunity to experience the characteristics of the brand new Dreamliner.
The flight took off at 11:35UTC and after overflying Bologna and Venice it headed north to Dolomites where the Dreamliner was joined by four MB.339PAN (AT-339A) aircraft belonging to Italian Air Force Frecce Tricolori display team.
With the stunning scenery as a background, the unusual formation remained together in the air for about 50 minutes before descending to Verona airport, where a low fly-by over the runway was performed ahead of the final landing.
Two more Dreamliners will be delivered to Neos in 2018, to complement and then replace the three B-767ER (Extended Range) currently in service on leisure routes.
Top image credit: Leonardo/Aeronautica Militare