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by ticketbuyer
21 Jun 2020, 15:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1426
Views: 307504

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Nationalise SN and merge it with Alitalia. 2 well-positioned hubs and most of Europe within 2 hours.
Like the old KLM-Alitalia venture.

http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=bru-fco&R= ... =wls&DU=km
by ticketbuyer
05 May 2020, 09:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?
Replies: 658
Views: 228588

Re: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?

According to Stefano Patuanelli, Italy’s Minister for Economic Development, AZ will leave Skyteam on May 21 and will be looking at different options with regards to alliances. It will have a fleet of about 90 planes with at least 30 per cent long-haul. He also said it is very difficult to see a scen...
by ticketbuyer
02 May 2020, 21:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1426
Views: 307504

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Why not follow Italy's example and nationlise SN?
by ticketbuyer
05 Mar 2020, 07:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: flybe has collapsed
Replies: 20
Views: 3021

Re: Airline bankruptcies, ceased operations, restructurations

Very sad, this is a great blow to UK aviation, but not surprising. Although the staff were very friendly the company never seemed to have a clear focus. They were always changing their flights and airports, especially in London. I used to use them to get to NQY but their service became erratic. Now ...
by ticketbuyer
28 Feb 2020, 10:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?
Replies: 658
Views: 228588

Re: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?

Alitalia has asked for a new temporary layoff procedure for 3,960 employees (out of approximately 11,500) including 213 captains, 277 other pilots, 1129 flight attendants and 2350 people employed on the ground. Any future buyer of Alitalia will not have to bear the repayment of the 1.3 billion of th...
by ticketbuyer
15 Feb 2020, 17:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?
Replies: 658
Views: 228588

Re: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?

Off Topic News,
A month ago McKinsey & Company recommended an investment of 400 million Euros in Air Italy to keep it going.
The Aga Khan is head of the Ismaili Muslims who are forbidden to take on any debts they may not be able to repay. This was the case with further investment in Air Italy.
by ticketbuyer
15 Feb 2020, 17:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?
Replies: 658
Views: 228588

Re: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?

Alitalia's record flight time aided by Storm Ciara jet stream. Alitalia made record time crossing the Atlantic on 9 February, recording a flight time of six hours and 38 minutes between New York and Rome. The Boeing 777, which took off from JFK airport at 17.18 (23.18 in Italy) on 8 February, landed...
by ticketbuyer
10 Jan 2020, 18:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?
Replies: 658
Views: 228588

Re: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?

Latest rumour is that Atlantia, owners of FCO, will take a major stake in AZ. Why? Atlantia risks losing its very lucrative Autostrada franchise because of the collapse of their Morandi Bridge on 14 August 2018,causing the death of 39 people. A lovely Italian style compromise.
by ticketbuyer
10 Jan 2020, 07:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?
Replies: 658
Views: 228588

Re: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?

In an official hearing yesterday Gianfranco BattistiHead of Ferrovia Italia, said that neither they or LH had any further interest in Alitalia.
by ticketbuyer
02 Dec 2019, 22:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?
Replies: 658
Views: 228588

Re: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?

Alitalia is to receive another 400k Euros to keep it flying.
Still the luckiest airline in the world.

https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-alita ... KKBN1Y626G
by ticketbuyer
07 Jun 2019, 23:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?
Replies: 658
Views: 228588

Re: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?

The latest 'savior' of AZ is billionaire Claudio Lotito, owner of SS Lazio. Lotito said 'regarding Alitalia it's work in progress, I can't say more'. Lotito was banned from football for two and a half years in 2006 for his part in the 2006 Italian football match-fixing scandal. Lotito got banned aga...
by ticketbuyer
05 Apr 2019, 10:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?
Replies: 658
Views: 228588

Re: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?

FdS have been given an extension until 30 April only to avoid overlap with the EU elections. Incidentally,to illustrate the scale of AZ's problems; LH's withdrawn plan was to take only the flying operation and reduce its staff from 7k to 4k. The maintenance, handling and offices were to be outsource...
by ticketbuyer
31 May 2018, 23:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?
Replies: 658
Views: 228588

Re: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?

I am not sure the investigation of the three top managers will help in any way find a solution. The only collateral damage I can see is bringing additional hesitation from any potential/future actor/investor. This is yet another delaying tactic. AZ has a long list of difficult problems, unions, mis...
by ticketbuyer
21 Feb 2018, 21:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?
Replies: 658
Views: 228588

Re: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?

Mamma Mia!
https://youtu.be/hB3fCl0LLG0
Look out Alitalia, Akbar Al Baker is in town.
by ticketbuyer
05 Mar 2017, 22:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?
Replies: 658
Views: 228588

Re: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Will it be saved by Etihad?

According to the Italian press Alitalia lost 600 million Euros in 2016 and is currently losing two million a day. It has enough cash to survive until mid-April. The latest plan, to be put forward at a Board meeting tomorrow, is for 2000 staff laid off, an average 31% cut in salary for the remainder,...
by ticketbuyer
29 Jan 2017, 08:49
Forum: Français - Nederlands - Deutsch
Topic: Ondertussen op de website van Alitalia
Replies: 1
Views: 2664

Re: Ondertussen op de website van Alitalia

It's only since the tie-up with Etihad that Alitalia have been able to use correct English.
by ticketbuyer
22 Dec 2016, 23:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa buying the Etihad shares in Air Berlin and Alitalia?
Replies: 2
Views: 901

Re: Lufthansa buying the Etihad shares in Air Berlin and Alitalia?

I think a LH-AB tie-up would create a German monopoly that would have problems with the EU competition authorities. There has been talk of a LH-AZ deal for a few weeks. At 05.00 this morning(22.12) AZ got a 180 million Euro bail-out. The new business plan is, yet again, to expand long-haul and reduc...
by ticketbuyer
20 Nov 2016, 22:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?
Replies: 658
Views: 228588

Re: Alitalia near bankruptcy, to be saved by Etihad

Mamma Mia! It's deja vu again! Alitalia is said to be losing EUR500,000 per day and may have to phase out almost twenty A320-200s while cutting about 2,000 jobs. The decision will be made by the board which will sit soon, maybe this week. Relations between Etihad and the Italian Government are not g...