Ali Express has been formed by Alitalia to operate the AI(R) ATR 42s and 72s previously operated by Avianova. The turboprops are now being flown by low-cost division Alitalia Team, which also operates ex-Avianova Fokker 70s as well as the parent company's Airbus A321s and Boeing 767s. The move is seen as a way to avoid the issue of introducing a single wage structure to the low-cost subsidiary.


Source: Flight International