Alitalia continues to operate … for now.

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  • SimonS1
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    Reuters reporting that Alitalia will indeed be nationalised due to no interested buyers.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-alitalia/italy-to-take-full-control-of-alitalia-as-virus-hits-sale-plan-report-idUSKBN2120PH


    LuganoPirate
    Participant

    The European Union will be powerless to stop nationalisation as the governments will ignore the EU and look after their own interests and workforces.
    “Italian Government Set To Take Control Of Alitalia,” (Simple Flying 16-3-20)

    Fully agree. Which is why Europe will never be fully united. When the merde hits the fan, countries all look after their own self interests.


    AMcWhirter
    Participant

    There was until recently a separate Italian airline: Air Italy.


    DavidSmith2
    Participant

    Indeed there was. I had a ticket booked with them from Accra to Milan on 4th April. They went into liquidation some weeks back now, well before COVID-19 became an issue. They assured all ticket holders that we would get a full refund but not received anything yet.


    capetonianm
    Participant

    Given the exceptional circumstances and the hardship that letting the airline(s) go under at this time, I think a loan is appropriate. It should be stipulated that it be paid back, however unrealistic, in the case of AZ, that might be.


    transtraxman
    Participant

    Alitalia is to be nationalised and relaunched as a much smaller airline. The “new” Alitalia will have only about 30 aircraft and about 3000 employees, at least initially. This means that it it will end up a quarter(25%) the size of the present airline, down from 113 aircraft and 11000 employees. Naturally enough the unions are not happy, but to assuage the effect the unions are being offered a seat on the new board. There is no indication, as yet, to the operations and destinations that will be offered, long-haul or short-haul. One would expect there to be services to the Italian diaspora which means essentially the USA and Argentina. Also I would expect them to serve the domestic and European routes which have the densest traffic and are the most prestigious (e.g. Paris, London, Brussels, Frankfurt et al). Ryanair, Easyjet, Vueling, Air Dolomiti are expected to devour the rest of the Alitalia network.

    “The new Alitalia public company will be much smaller, with only 25-30 aircraft”, (Aviation24.be 24-3-20)

    The new Alitalia public company will be much smaller, with only 25-30 aircraft

    “Air Dolomiti aims to double the size of its fleet”, (Aviation24.be 20-8-19)

    Air Dolomiti aims to double the size of its fleet


    AMcWhirter
    Participant

    Alitalia will become “mini-Alitalia”

    Alitalia to become “mini-Alitalia”


    capetonianm
    Participant

    Not Geni-talia then?

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    FaroFlyer
    Participant

    Or Alittlertalia

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