All Alitalia articles – Page 2

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    Alitalia replacement ITA plans 2021 start with 52 aircraft: reports


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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?


    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?


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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.