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Pope Francis arrived in Myanmar by A-330 airplane

Rome, Italy - The "Giotto" aircraft departed yesterday evening from Rome-Fiumicino

Pope Francis landed at Yangon airport at 1:30pm of November 27 (this morning in Italy). The pontiff departed yesterday evening at 9:40pm for his apostolic journey in Myanmar (Alitalia AZ4000 flight). Luigi Gubitosi and Enrico Laghi extraordinary commissioners of the airline were present to greet the Holy Father at Rome-Fiumicino Airport. A crew composed by three pilots and nine flight assistants accompanied him. The supervisor of the activities on board is the Capt. Alberto Colautti, head of all Alitalia pilots, 56 years old, from Friuli, 14,000 flight hours, expert in resilience. The appointed flight captain is Marco Ugolini, 56 yo, from Rome, 16,000 flight hours and ex-pilot of the Italian Navy. The first office is Giorgio Sibona, from Rome, 53, 11,000 flight hours. The papal journey has been served by an A-330 airplane named "Giotto", with 256 seats. The Italian and international press delegates travel with him and his papal delegation. Also the Alitalia team dedicated to the special flights present on board. Since 1964, in the occasion of the trip by Paolo VI in the Holy Land, it is the reference carrier of the Holy See for the apostolic travels abroad. This in Myanmar is the 167th Alitalia papal flight.

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World Aeronautical Press Agency
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