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    Administrator sets €290m starting price for Alitalia brand

    2021-09-17T18:09:00Z

    Administrators for Alitalia will tomorrow launch a tender for the Italian carrier’s brand, having the set the price at €290 million ($341 million) to participate.

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    EC clears Italy’s ITA for fresh start after ruling no liability for Alitalia state aid

    2021-09-10T13:33:00Z

    European competition regulators have cleared a €1.35 billion ($1.6 billion) Italian capital injection into Italia Trasporto Aero (ITA) and ruled the new operation is not liable to repay €900 million in illegal state aid received by national carrier Alitalia.

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    New Italian operator ITA seeks authorisation to serve US gateways

    2021-08-27T19:14:00Z

    New Italian national airline Italia Trasporto Aereo is formally seeking authorisation to open transatlantic services to several US cities. The carrier, owned by the Italian ministry of economy and finance, is set to succeed the struggling Alitalia which has spent several years in administration. ITA says its initial services will ...

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    Italian carrier ITA seeks to acquire ‘essential’ Alitalia brand ahead of launch

    2021-07-16T08:51:00Z

    New Italian carrier ITA is set to bid for the Alitalia brand name through a public tender, as the airline prepares to commence operations in mid-October. ITA will start services with a fleet of 52 aircraft when it begins flights, rising to 78 in 2022. The new carrier ...

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    Alitalia successor ITA set to commence flights in mid-October

    2021-07-15T19:19:00Z

    Alitalia successor carrier ITA is to become operational from mid-October, following discussions between Italian authorities and the European Commission. The Italian ministry of economy and finance states that discussions with the Commission have “concluded positively”. It adds that ITA will be “fully operational” from 15 October, when the ...

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    Low-cost players raise pressure in ‘groundhog day’ Italian market

    2021-07-06T12:53:00Z

    Low-cost carriers may already hold a strong grip on the short-haul European market from Italy, but it is not stopping them from expanding their presence this summer.

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    A320 tipped up and struck tail at Milan after passenger load mismatch

    2021-04-16T07:13:00Z

    Italian investigators have determined that an improper distribution of passengers on board an Alitalia Airbus A320 resulted in the aircraft’s suffering a tail-strike during an aborted take-off at Milan Malpensa. The twinjet (EI-DTB), bound for Rome Fiumicino on 17 August 2017, had started to accelerate along runway 35R when, ...

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    Italian ministers to discuss Alitalia successor with EU

    2021-02-26T13:10:00Z

    Italian government ministers are set to meet with European Commission representatives to discuss plans to establish a new national carrier. The airline, which has initially been branded ITA, is emerging from the restructuring of troubled flag-carrier Alitalia. “We evaluated the possibility of continuing the ITA project and expressed ...

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    Second Alitalia Covid package cleared as earlier state aid probes continue

    2020-12-29T15:48:00Z

    European competition regulators have cleared a second tranche of Italian aid to national carrier Alitaila as compensation for disruption to travel caused by the pandemic, though its existing state aid probes into Italy’s earlier support for the carrier continue.

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    Alitalia replacement ITA plans 2021 start with 52 aircraft: reports

    2020-12-23T17:13:00Z

    The new Italian airline being established to replace Alitalia has outlined plans to commence operations in April 2021 with an operation about half the size of its predecessor’s, according to media reports in Italy. 

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    Italian ministers sign decree establishing Alitalia successor

    2020-10-10T18:24:00Z

    Italy’s government has signed an air transport decree to establish a new national airline to succeed flag-carrier Alitalia. The government is referring the operator as Newco, but transport minister Paola De Micheli signals that the company’s formal name is ITA, adding that the company will “bring Italy to the ...

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    Winter of disconnect ahead for Europe’s airlines

    2020-09-09T15:07:00Z

    There are few crumbs of comfort for European airlines as they look back on a worse-than-expected summer season and forward to what could be a bleak winter.

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    EC clears €200m Italian aid for Alitalia

    2020-09-04T17:42:00Z

    A direct government grant of almost €200 million ($236 million) to Alitalia has been approved by the European Commission to compensate the airline for damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    State to consider integrating some Air Italy assets into new Alitalia

    2020-06-12T12:36:00Z

    Italy’s transport and infrastructure minister Paola de Micheli has indicated the state is considering the possible of integration some Air Italy assets into its renationalised Alitalia. Sardinia-based AIr Italy collapsed in February after shareholders could not agree on further investment to keep the struggling airline operational, though 49% owner ...

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    Future alliance among considerations for revived Alitalia: minister

    2020-05-10T08:00:00Z

    Alitalia will need to evaluate carefully future transatlantic alliances as part of its strategy when the restructured company emerges from the air transport crisis, Italy’s economic development minister states. Minister Stefano Patuanelli says the reshaped carrier’s business plan needs to “focus strongly” on long-haul transport, with “new” transatlantic alliances ...

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    Alitalia to be renationalised under broad emergency decree

    2020-03-17T13:43:00Z

    Italy’s government has indicated that it will renationalise struggling flag-carrier Alitalia as part of a broad set of emergency measures in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The government says, in a decree published on 16 March, that the epidemic is being formally recognised as a “natural disaster and exceptional ...

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    Alitalia orders passengers to wear masks on busy flights

    2020-03-14T17:15:00Z

    Alitalia is to enforce the wearing of protective masks on board flights if load factors mean passengers cannot be adequately spaced. The Italian flag-carrier has imposed the measure with immediate effect, part of the effort to combat the coronavirus outbreak which has affected Italy particularly badly. Alitalia is ...

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    Alitalia’s Milan operations crippled by Lombardy lockdown

    2020-03-08T18:48:00Z

    Italian flag-carrier Alitalia is suspending all operations at Milan Malpensa, and limiting Milan Linate to domestic services, following the extraordinary government decree locking down the Lombardy region over the coronavirus outbreak. The airline says it will halt all services at Malpensa, its northern intercontinental base, from 9 March. ...

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    Commissioner invites interest in Alitalia businesses

    2020-03-05T20:17:00Z

    Alitalia’s extraordinary commissioner has formally invited parties to express interest in all or parts of the airline, setting an 18 March deadline for submissions. Giuseppe Leogrande detailed the invitation in a document, dated 5 March, covering Alitalia and Alitalia Cityliner – both of which are in administration. Offers ...

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    European regulators open new state aid probe into Alitalia loan

    2020-02-28T18:12:00Z

    European Commission competition regulators have opened an in-depth state aid investigation into a €400 million ($438 mlllion) loan granted by the Italian state to Alitalia.