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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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    Analysis

    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.

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    Alitalia unions challenge government over nationalisation

    2019-11-29T10:40:00Z

    Alitalia trade union representatives are urging the economic development ministry to put forward a nationalisation plan for the carrier to end uncertainty over its future.

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    Alitalia unions demand urgent resolution as bid deadline passes

    2019-11-22T08:20:00Z

    Italian flight unions are pressing the country s government to establish firm conditions which will enable a relaunch of Alitalia, after the latest bid deadline for the troubled flag carrier passed.

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    DOT approves Delta’s four-way joint venture without Alitalia

    2019-11-21T21:52:00Z

    The US Department of Transportation has formally approved the joint venture proposed by Delta Air Lines, Air France, KLM and Virgin Atlantic Airways, tentatively approved in August, while agreeing with opponents of the collaboration that Alitalia would definitely not be included under the deal.

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    Conditions for Alitalia bid consortium not yet met: rail firm

    2019-11-20T18:38:00Z

    Italian rail industry firm Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group believes the conditions necessary to form a consortium to take over Alitalia have yet to materialise.

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    Atlantia backs away from Alitalia consortium participation

    2019-11-19T20:31:00Z

    Rome airport shareholder Atlantia has declared that it is not prepared to participate in a consortium to bid for Alitalia because the right conditions have not been met.

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    Azul and Alitalia announce codeshare agreement

    2019-11-14T22:02:00Z

    Brazil s low-cost airline Azul and Italian flag carrier Alitalia have announced a codeshare agreement which will allow smoother connections for customers of both airlines, due to go into effect on 2 December.

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    Alitalia to offer Rome-San Francisco flights from June 2020

    2019-10-02T19:59:00Z

    Alitalia will launch a direct connection from Rome to San Francisco for the 2020 summer season, joining direct competitor Air Italy in linking Italy to the City by the Bay.