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BizTravel Forum 2010 awards Alitalia as the best Italian airline
On the Rome-Milan route planes remains the preferred method to travel by professionals and businesses.
Revenue from corporate customers increased by 30%.
Rome, October 14, 2010 - Alitalia received from BizTravel the Award for the best Italian airline. The
award was presented yesterday in Milan. BizTravel operators gathered at
the Forum 2010 event on the traditional market of business travel
organized by Uvet-American Express.
is a recognition that we are especially proud - says Marco Sansavini,
Sales and Distribution of Alitalia - which comes from the size of most
demanding market. It prize our decision to set up a division dedicated to the corporate customers and
demonstrates an appreciation of business for the new Alitalia offer:
new services, new contracts and new rates intended for people who move
for work. "
the innovations introduced by Alitalia in exclusive for business are contracts with joint alliance partners Delta and Air France / KLM that enable a global
offering of destinations, a new fare scheme that meets the
requirements of flexibility and corporate cards like Mille Miglia ,
Ulisse and Freccia Alata for all employees of large companies that
allow customers the access to services for call centers, fast track and
2010, Alitalia has introduced the new Magnifica Class cabin on the new
long-haul aircraft and launched the new Classica Plus class with
affordable rates and services compared to the premium economy class.
On the Rome-Milan route the airplane remains the preferred method of travel by professionals and businesses. According
to the data supplied by Uvet American Express, presented yesterday and reported on
a panel of 700 large companies, 65% of travelers choose the plane, the
remaining 35% travel by train.
Rome-Milan was the Italian first leg on which they were offered a boarding pass directly on your phone, fast boardings, customized catering, dedicated
fleet of new aircraft of last generation available. The in time performance on the route has reached a level of excellence, consistently above 90%, at the top in Europe.
network, in the first half of 2010, Alitalia has reported an on time performance even to 82%, 3.5 points above the average of European
Airlines (source: AEA - Association of European Airlines).
the first nine months of 2010, Alitalia's revenues from its corporate
customers increased by approximately 30% over the same period last
Ancona is the new gateway along the Adriatic coastline in place of Pescara. The operations continues to be five times a week with destinations Bergamo-Cologne as from Nov 2 2010 with B767/200SFs.
New home for the flight from Zurich to Bari that by April 15 2011 is planeed to be resumed from Brindisi on mondays and fridays.
In the coming summer season 2011, the budget spanish airline Vueling is planning to go with new routes Rome-Mahon and Venice-Palma de Mallorca.
They has give up the route Pisa-Oristano with immediate effect. The Rome FCO services continues as scheduled.
Continues until near Christmas the leasing of a pair of jets to Air Algerie. Its a B767/300ERs EI-DOF and B737/800s I-NEOU.
The Italian logistic company Femar based at Catania has decide to confirm to fly from Forlì after that operationwas temnporary moved from Bologna due to runway resurface in the night on that gateway. The network is composed by two overnight flights on Alghero-Rome FCO-Forlì-Alghero with Mistral Air ATR42s and Catania-Rome FCO-Forlì-Catania with City Line Hunbgary B737/200QCs and soon replaced by Alba Star B737/400Fs.
In these days the new airline CEO Masimo Chieli has announced that Meridian fly intends to expand services from Verona with a new italian domestic destination, several in the short haul out from Italy and a possible non stop service to New York.
Twice weekly is the new service Bergamo-Tallinn as from Dec 16 2010 on thursdays and sundays.
The winter schedule 2010/11 will see the switch of services Milan-Riga ffrom Malpensa airport to Linate.
Denim Air is interested to fly from Foggia to several gateways in Northern Italy such as Bologna, Milan Mxp, Pisa, Verona and Venice with 50 seater Fokker 50s.
This coming week will aee the presentation of Belle Air Europe at Venice on Oct 12 and Bergamo on Oct 14.
This afternoon after a meeting with Livingston managers, Italian CAA ordered to suspend AOC from next Oct 14 2010. Currently the airline is working with a single A321s and ACMI leased planes from Euroatlantic.
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