The Italian airline has long-haul ambitions as well. "Yes, it will make sense for us to fly long distance. We will start long-haul flights no later than 2008," De Roni revealed. No decision has been made regarding equipment or routes, but long-haul flights likely will originate from Milan or Rome Fiumicino. "With 40 A320s on order, it is logical that we look to Airbus long-haul aircraft, but we will see."
Their start date is a bit ambitious IMO, especially if they target A330/340s, which the article seems to imply. However, an Airbus order does not seem to be a done deal, still leaving the door open for Boeing. For me it looks like an A330/350 combo in the works, especially if Airbus is able to provide A330s in time.