The Italian Prime Minister will have a new State plane after the Prime Minister’s Office ordered a modified Airbus A330.
The former PM Enrico Letta denied any responsibility in the purchase of the plane, which was probably a decision of the current Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
The opposition, led by the Five Stars Movement, predictably stated that the order is a monumental waste of public money.
The newspaper Il Corriere della Sera, however, reports that the plane currently used by the Prime Minister is utterly inadequate, requiring a disproportionate number of stopovers and being unable to host the accredited journalists.
Mr Renzi used the current State plane to attend the US open final between Flavia Pennetta and Roberta Vinci.