Alitalia reported a growth in passenger revenues and number of travellers carried in November
According to the preliminary figures of the eleventh month of this year, the Italian airline recorded 5 per cent increase in passenger revenues, compared to November 2018 and 13.7 per cent growth versus the same month of 2017.
In the first eleven months of 2019 passenger revenues increased by 1.6 per cent compared to the same period of 2018 and by 8.8 per cent versus the first eleven months of 2017.
The number of passengers carried also shows positive results in November 2019, when the Italian airline reported a 1.5 per cent increase compared to the same period of 2018 and 6.1 per cent growth versus November 2017.
Alitalia carried 1,676,868 passengers in November 2019 with a load factor equal to 77 per cent, increased by 3.2 percentage points versus the same month of 2018.
The intercontinental sector, that reached in November the twenty-fifth consecutive month of revenues increase, continues to drive the overall growth. In the eleventh month of 2019, Alitalia recorded 8.9 per cent increase in long-haul revenues versus November 2018 and 8.2 per cent increase compared to January 2018 and an increase of 20.6 per cent versus November 2017.
In the first eleven months of 2019 long-haul revenues increased by 4.9 per cent compared to the same period of 2018 and by 14.5 per cent versus the first eleven months of 2017.
Passengers on long-haul routes (214,161 travellers carried on intercontinental flights in November) saw growth by 7.4 per cent versus the same month of 2018 and by 14 per cent compared to November 2017.
Azul signs codeshare agreement with Azul Brazilian Airlines
Alitalia has signed a codeshare agreement with Azul Brazilian Airlines, the largest airline in Brazil by the number of cities served.
As part of this agreement, customers can conveniently connect to Azul’s unrivalled domestic network when flying Alitalia into and out of São Paulo (Guarulhos) and Rio de Janeiro (Galeão).
The benefits and convenience of a codeshare ticket include those of thru check-in and thru-baggage.
Under the agreement, the codeshared network will include 19 domestic Brazilian destinations served by Azul in connection with Alitalia services to/from São Paulo (Guarulhos) and Rio de Janeiro (Galeão): Belém, Porto Seguro, Brasilia, Cuiabá, Belo Horizonte, Curitiba, Florianópolis, Fortaleza, Goiânia, Foz do Iguaçu, Ilhéus, Navegantes, Porto Alegre, Ribeirão Preto, Recife, Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont, Salvador, Vitória and Campinas-Viracopos.
“Alitalia is always seeking new partnerships that provide our passengers with the best travel experience when flying to an increasingly larger number of destinations. This new cooperation agreement significantly enlarges our presence in Brazil, a key market which presents great growth opportunities for the airline, because of the significant presence of the Italian community, and where we operate 42 weekly inbound and outbound flights, thanks to the double-daily service to São Paulo and the daily service to Rio de Janeiro,” said Fabio Maria Lazzerini, Chief Business Officer at Alitalia.
Codeshared flights are already available on sale systems.