Alitalia staff set to strike over cost-cutting measures

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Alitalia will cancel 60% of its flights, both domestic and international due to an industrial action by trade unions. The staff at Italian airline Alitalia is set to strike on February 23 after a series of negotiations broke down over widespread cost-saving measures. The USB and CUB Trasporti trade unions, together with ANPAC and ANPAV […]

Alitalia to announce final adjusted business plan at the end of February

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The Board of Directors of Alitalia met yesterday to hear a review from independent advisors Roland Berger on the airline’s proposed business plan. The Board agreed that a final adjusted business plan will be presented by the end of the month. The Board was also presented with Alitalia’s financial situation by CEO Cramer Ball. He […]

Alitalia Increases Capacity, Adds Kiev to its Route Network

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With the 2017 summer flight programme, Alitalia is set to launch new non-stop flight Rome-Kiev, as well as new seasonal international and domestic services that, together with the resume of further seasonal services and increase in number of flights, will meet high demand during summer. To help support Alitalia long-haul flight network, a new Boeing […]

Alitalia and Royal Jordanian Announce Codeshare Agreement

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Alitalia and Royal Jordanian have signed a codeshare agreement to offer more choice and enhanced network connectivity between Italy, Jordan, and beyond. The new agreement will allow Alitalia to widen its middle-east network by placing its “AZ” flight code on Royal Jordanian five-weekly flights between Rome and Amman and beyond to Aqaba and Larnaca, Cyprus. Similarly, Royal Jordanian will expand its offer to Italy by placing its “RJ” flight code on Alitalia’s […]

Alitalia and Air Malta deal talks come to an end

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Air Malta and Alitalia have jointly decided to terminate the talks which would have led to Alitalia becoming a 49% shareholder in Malta’s national carrier. Doubts on the deal always focused on whether the agreement would ultimately benefit Air Malta’s employees and the country. The two airlines agreed that the current changing landscape in the […]

Alitalia board gives green light to next phase of business plan

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Alitalia’s board of directors today approved the second phase of the airline’s business plan. Short-term funding was agreed at a separate shareholders’ meeting to allow the airline’s management team to begin negotiations in the next 60 days with key stakeholders – lessors, suppliers, distribution companies and trade unions – to seek their commitments to deep […]

Alitalia improves its presence in China

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Alitalia has improved its presence in China thanks to the expansion of a codeshare agreement with Chinese airline China Southern. The enhanced codeshare deal now allows travellers flying on Alitalia’s Rome-Beijing route to reach five new major Chinese cities beyond Beijing – Guangzhou, Xian, Chengdu, Chongqing and Shenyang – on a range of flights operated by China Southern which Alitalia will place its flight code. The original codeshare agreement […]

Alitalia Board reviews second phase of industrial plan

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Alitalia’s board of directors met today to review the strategic direction of the second phase of the airline’s industrial plan. The board will convene again during the month of December to approve formally the detailed business plan. Cramer Ball, Chief Executive Officer, and the airline’s senior executive team presented to the board the framework of […]

Alitalia inaugurates Rome – Havana flight

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Alitalia today strengthened its position in the air travel market between Italy and Latin America with the launch of flights to Cuba.  Out of respect for the national mourning decreed in Cuba, the Italian Company chose not to perform the usual opening ceremony for the new route. The capital city Havana joins new services this year from Rome […]

Alitalia adds Cuba and Tenerife services this winter

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Alitalia will add a new non-stop service between Rome and Havana, from 29 November, and confirmed year-round flights to Santiago, Mexico City and Beijing, which were launched earlier this year. The Italian airline will grow its fleet with an additional Boeing 777 to support the development of its intercontinental network, bringing the airline’s long-haul fleet to a total of 25. Alitalia will also improve its Spanish route network […]