Alitalia

Alitalia A320 arriving at Brussels Airport

Alberta Ferretti to design new Alitalia uniform

The new Alitalia uniform will be designed by Alberta Ferretti. The Italian designer has welcomed the opportunity to collaborate with Alitalia to renew the...

Alitalia flight from Miami to Rome diverts to St. John’s (Canada) after mechanical problems

189 people on board will remain in St. John's for most of the day An Italian passenger jet diverted to St. John's International Airport (YYT),...

Between June and October 2017 Alitalia posted a €21m net loss

Bankrupt Alitalia is not out of the woods yet, yesterday (22 November) Alitalia's special commissioners have presented the performance of the administrative management in...

Alitalia becomes first airline in Europe certified by IATA for baggage tracking

Alitalia is the first airline in Europe to obtain the readiness certificate for compliance with IATA Resolution 753 for the airline’s baggage handling operations...
Alitalia A320 arriving at Brussels Airport

Lufthansa has offered €250m and wants to create a “New Alitalia” with a lighter structure

Lufthansa has offered €250 million to take over a large part of Alitalia's activities, including half of its staff and around 100 aircraft, Italian...
Alitalia A320 arriving at Brussels Airport

Alitalia introduced new flights to India and the Maldives in its winter 2017/2018 flight schedule

The Chief Commercial Officer of Alitalia, Fabio Maria Lazzerini, has presented in Rimini – in the context of the International Tourism Fair TTG Incontri – the new...

Lufthansa is preparing a bid to take over Alitalia for €500 million

Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera has announced that Lufthansa is willing to buy Alitalia for €500 million. The German airline is interested in large parts...

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary comments on its future, Brexit, easyJet, Norwegian and bankrupt Air Berlin and Alitalia

During a press conference held today (Thursday) Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary commented on Ryanair's future, bankrupt Air Berlin (Lufthansa) and Alitalia,  alcohol abuse, easyJet...

Italian bike trial champion Vittorio Brumotti traveled on Alitalia; two damaged bikes

The Italian bike trial champion Vittorio Brumotti (Twitter: https://twitter.com/brumottistar) is not very happy with the luggage handling on his Alitalia flights to say the...
Alitalia Cityliner Embraer ERJ-175

Alitalia mixes up coffins, sends to Paris one that should have gone to Brussels, and vice-versa

Belgian television channel RTL-TVI today broadcasted the testimony of a Liégeoise who lost her ex-husband, who died in Italy last May. In addition to...
Alitalia A320 arriving at Brussels Airport

Alitalia has taken measures for industrial actions on Sunday 28 May, applies technical unemployment for 1358 staff

In view of multiple strikes called for Sunday 28 May, Alitalia has taken special measures to mitigate customer inconvenience and rebook the highest number...
Alitalia Cityliner Embraer ERJ-175

Alitalia for sale: “Call for expression of interest” until 5 June + update Winter 2017/2018

Alitalia yesterday published a tender inviting non-binding offers to buy the ailing airline by 5 June. The expressions of interest to present Proposals may be...
Alitalia A320 arriving at Brussels Airport

Pope Francis will not travel Alitalia on his papal flights to Colombia and South Sudan (end 2017)

As the financial situation is not really improving for the Italian airline, Alitalia has to deal with a new setback: the coming papal flights...

Etihad Airways statement on Alitalia’s application for administration

In a very (very) short statement Etihad Airways today expressed its disappointment on the Alitalia bankrupcty proceedings: Etihad Airways said today it was disappointed that...
Alitalia A320 arriving at Brussels Airport

Alitalia begins bankruptcy proceedings

As mentioned earlier here, the workers of Alitalia rejected a turnaround plan comprising job cuts and salary reductions to save some 2 billion euros...

Ailing airline Alitalia to receive bridge loan of €300-€400 million to keep afloat

The Italian government doesn't want Alitalia to fail. Rome is planning to step in with a bridge loan to keep the ailing airline flying,...

Alitalia staff rejects rescue plan, despite the fact it was approved by the Unions

Alitalia staff yesterday rejected the approved rescue plan which included a range of radical and necessary measures across the whole of the company to...

Alitalia’s board of directors approves future business plan (2017-2021)

Alitalia’s Board of Directors today approved the airline’s turnaround business plan which includes a range of radical and necessary measures across the whole of...

Alitalia to cease all flights to and from Reggio di Calabria

Alitalia has confirmed that from 27 March 2017 it cease all flight operations from Reggio di Calabria to Rome Fiumicino, Milan Linate and Turin...

Alitalia’s Business plan to be approved by the end of this week

The Board of Directors of Alitalia met today to hear an update about the airline’s proposed re-launch business plan following work made by independent...