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by ticketbuyer
07 Jun 2019, 23:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?
Replies: 540
Views: 150122

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: 540
Views: 150122

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 Incidentally,to illustrate the scale of AZ's problems; LH's withdrawn plan was to take only the flying operation and reduce its staff from 7k to 4k.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: 540
Views: 150122

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: 540
Views: 150122

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: 540
Views: 150122

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: 2
Views: 2488

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: 881

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: 540
Views: 150122

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...
by ticketbuyer
30 Oct 2015, 22:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2015
Replies: 1125
Views: 193041

Re: Ryanair in 2015

by ticketbuyer
13 Oct 2015, 00:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2015
Replies: 1125
Views: 193041

Re: Ryanair in 2015

This thread is by far the most interesting on Luchtzak and is a reflection of Ryanair's effect on European airlines.
Keep slinging the mud.
by ticketbuyer
07 Oct 2015, 01:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Bombardier CSeries / Airbus A220 news
Replies: 168
Views: 56134

Re: Bombardier CSeries news

Does anybody know how difficult, or easy, it would be to convert the C-series cockpit to the Airbus common cockpit design?
by ticketbuyer
27 May 2015, 08:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2015
Replies: 1125
Views: 193041

Re: Ryanair in 2015

There's an interesting article about Ryanair on CAPA today
http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/r ... wth-226531
by ticketbuyer
26 May 2015, 11:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2015
Replies: 1125
Views: 193041

Re: Ryanair in 2015

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines_press_r ... 7-million/

Ryanair reports net profit for the year to the end of March rose 66% to €867m. Passenger traffic was up 11% to 90.6 million customers, while total revenue rose 12% to more than €5.6bn.
by ticketbuyer
05 Dec 2014, 11:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2014
Replies: 909
Views: 211643

Re: Ryanair in 2014

Six weeks ago our favorite Irishman said ' Ryanair could feed Lufthansa or Air France', today ATW reports that 'Air France-KLM is considering partnerships with low-cost carriers'. Sacre bleu!
by ticketbuyer
26 Jun 2014, 09:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?
Replies: 540
Views: 150122

Re: Alitalia again near bankruptcy

It will probably be a new company, Alitalia number 3, with 51% consisting of the good parts of the present Alitalia-CIA and 49% Etihad cash.
by ticketbuyer
17 Jun 2014, 21:50
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2014
Replies: 909
Views: 211643

Re: Ryanair in 2014

What an original, imaginative and witty posting!
This thread now seems to be sponsored by Ryanair, Europe’s favourite low cost airline. ;) :lol:
by ticketbuyer
02 Jun 2014, 22:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?
Replies: 540
Views: 150122

Re: Alitalia again near bankruptcy

This announcement was delayed until after the EU elections. It comes on the day when Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, riding high on a 40% vote, announced his 'Sbloccare Italia', Unblock Italy, campaign to reduce bureaucracy and intransigent labour laws. The approx. 2800 redundancies required by Etihad ...
by ticketbuyer
21 Mar 2014, 22:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa pilots announce strike on 2-4 April
Replies: 62
Views: 11894

Re: Lufthansa pilots announce strike

Good news for AB, DY, FR and U2.
by ticketbuyer
04 Mar 2014, 00:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?
Replies: 540
Views: 150122

Re: Alitalia again near bankruptcy

According to James Hogan, CEO of EY, there is a 50% chance of them investing in AZ and not until April. http://english.alarabiya.net/en/business/aviation-and-transport/2014/03/03/Etihad-Airways-chief-gives-50-50-chance-for-Alitalia-deal.html AZ is still losing money so the longer EY waits the cheape...