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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.

  • Alitalia Airbus A321-100 2020
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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.

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    Alitalia unions informed of proposals to trim routes and fleet

    2020-02-24T23:29:00Z

    Alitalia’s new commissioner has detailed proposals for trimming part of the Italian carrier’s operations, during meetings with key unions. Commissioner Giuseppe Leogrande took over as a single commissioner for the carrier, which remains in extraordinary administration, after plans fell through for a consortium of investors to take over the ...

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    How low-cost carriers have capitalised on Italian airline failures

    2020-02-11T18:41:00Z

    No European country’s carriers have struggled to secure or retain a leading presence in their own market more than Italian operators, as the collapse of Air Italy further illustrates.

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    Why did Air Italy fail?

    2020-02-11T17:53:00Z

    Air Italy’s collapse on 11 February reflects its inability to overcome a number of challenges in an Italian market that continues to be as tantalising for new entrants as it is punishingly tough on them.

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    Do high-profile failures tell the airline story of 2019?

    2019-12-11T12:19:00Z

    Collective airline profits are likely to end 2019 still relatively high by the industry’s historical performance standards, if short of their more recent peaks. But several high-profile failures mean it feels like anything but a banner year for the sector.

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    Alitalia to be overseen by single commissioner

    2019-12-08T16:53:00Z

    Alitalia’s team of three extraordinary commissioners has been replaced with a single commissioner, the Italian government has disclosed.

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    Italian ministers agree urgent loan for troubled Alitalia

    2019-12-02T22:51:00Z

    Italy s government has approved a €400 million ($443 million) loan to troubled flag-carrier Alitalia, to provide funding while a strategy for the airline s future is decided.